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Saturday Post-Game Hangover: Backyard Brawl (11/27/10) Edition

Oh, what a glorious Black Friday that was!!  I would venture to say that was the most complete game by WVU's football team so far this year.  The offense struggled a bit at times, but came through in spades when needed.  Now we just need to take care of bizness next week against Rutgers and hope UConn falters either today against Cinci or next week against USF.  I've got as much post-game media coverage as I could find after the jump.  Also, there's a bit of BB news/previews inside too.

Basketball News:

No. 11 WVU throttles Virginia with defense - ESPN

Defense Dominates in Win Over Virginia - MSNsportsNET.Com
The Mountaineers will face No. 19/17 Iowa State at 3:15 p.m., Saturday.

Mitchell emerges as WVU's go-to guy - Charleston Gazette

Mitchell evolves into WVU’s top scorer - Times West Virginian

WVU Basketball Game Preview: WVU vs. VMI -


Recaps and Features:

West Virginia knocks Pitt out of Big East lead - ESPN
Recap, Stats, Video and Photos

WVU Football Game Recap: WVU 35 PITT 10 -

Mountaineers Break Open Brawl in 2nd Half - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, Audio, Video and Gallery

Mountaineers have a ball in the Brawl - ESPN

Backyard Blowout - BGN

Backyard blowout - Times West Virginian

Backyard maul - Charleston Gazette

WVU football: WVU rolls in Brawl - Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia wins one-sided brawl against Pitt, 35-10 - PPG

West Virginia steamrolls Pitt in Backyard Brawl - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

West Virginia offense shakes off second-half struggles against Pitt - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

WVU Pounces Early, No Heinz Catch-Up for Pitt - EerSports

WVU Offense Holds Up Its End of Bargain -

WVU's win over Pitt: Some thoughts on the matter - 'Eers to the Ground

Huge win high atop Stewart's wish list - Charleston Gazette

Pitt loses to West Virginia, control of Big East - PPG

PoG: WVU vs Pitt - BGN

Pitt's Turnovers Lift WVU - MSNsportsNET.Com

Hogan’s Pick Turned Tide - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Mountaineers cap perfect November - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

WVU notebook: Mountaineers cashed in on Pitt mistakes - Charleston Gazette

Turnovers Doom Pittsburgh in Lopsided Backyard Brawl - NCAAFB FanHouse

West Virginia is Big East's best BCS bet - ESPN

Notebook: West Virginia has betters BCS hopes - PPG

Texts from the Backyard Brawl WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
"That sound you just heard was a whistle blowing in Hartford and a flag hitting the turf in Tampa. I don’t want to say UConn has anything to worry about as far as objectivity is concerned for its next two games against Cincinnati and at USF… but Robert Sands and Chris Neild and some others who were involved in a certain play in a certain Ohio city last year may disagree."

West Virginia's Austin finds new role as receiver - PPG

Austin made the most of his chances - Charleston Gazette

Austin’s big game lays out future - Times West Virginian
Hertzel Column

Jumbo Backfield Effective - MSNsportsNET.Com

Berry Good - BGN

Thomas Never Had Any Doubt - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WVU-Pitt Top Performers - WVMETRONEWS.COM

Cook: Blame falls on Pitt's Wannstedt - PPG

Gorman: Wannstedt must answer for this - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Lewis, Graham struggle against West Virginia - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pitt Vs. West Virginia: Panthers Again Wilt Under Pressure - Cardiac Hill



Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Pitt - BGN

WVU Football Photos WVU vs. PITT -

WVU Football Photos WVU vs. PITT II -



Jeff Mullen: Pitt Postgame -
Offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen talks about the Mountaineers' struggles to move the ball in the first half and their explosion inthe second half.

Dave Johnson: Pitt Postgame -
Offensive line coach Dave Johnson talks about the performance of the Mountaineers up front.

J.T. Thomas: Pitt Postgame -
Linebacker J.T. Thomas talks about spying Tino Sunseri and beating Pitt in his final year as a Mountaineer.

Dave Wannstedt Postgame Comments -
Pitt's coach briefly talks with the media following his team's 35-10 loss.

Pitt Player Postgame: Chas Alecxih -
Pitt Defensive tackle tears up after loss.

Pitt Player Postgame: Ray Graham -
Pitt running back recounts his fumble and talks about WVU's swarming defense.

Pitt Player Postgame: Tino Sunseri -
Pitt's sophomore quarterback says the Panthers continually shot themselves in the foot when they had a chance to score.



VIDEO: Postgame Reaction from WVU's Win in the Backyard Brawl -
Stew, Mullen, Alston, Tavon, Scooter, Jock, Geno, Casteel, Garvin, J.T. and The Tandy

Mountaineer Report: Pitt Postgame -
The Mountaineers talk about how important Shawne Alston is to the offense and how much Brandon Hogan's interception helped set the pace of the game.

Mountaineers Break Open Brawl in 2nd Half -
West Virginia beats Pitt 35-10 with three second half touchdowns.

Head Coach Bill Stewart - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Bill Stewart's postgame remarks following the Mountaineers' 35-10 win at Pitt.

Bill Stewart: Pitt Postgame Press Conference -
Stewart talks about Tavon Austin's performance, defending Pitt quarterback Tino Sunceri and matching the mountains.

Jeff Casteel: Pitt Postgame -
Casteel talks about the defense's half time adjustments.

Offensive Coordinator Jeff Mullen - Mountaineer TV
Offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen talks about Friday's 35-10 victory over Pitt.

Video: West Virginia's Geno Smith - ESPN

Geno Smith: Pitt Postgame -
Smith talks about the consistency of the offense with Shawne Alston in the game and winning the Backyard Brawl.

Shawne Alston: Pitt Postgame -
Alston talks about the impact he makes on the game and running against a tough Pitt defense.

Brandon Hogan: Pitt Postgame -
Hogan talks about his interception in the first drive of the game and how it helped the team.

Don Barclay: Pitt Postgame -
Barclay talks about playing in front of many of his hometown friends and putting up 35 points on offense.

Tavon Austin: Pitt Postgame -
Austin talks about his two touchdown catches and his decision to stay at receiver and not running back.

Scooter Berry: Pitt Postgame -
Berry talks about what it is like to beat Pitt for a second consecutive season.

Keith Tandy: Pitt Postgame -
Tandy talks about being Pitt for a second consecutive season and what role Hogan's interception played in the game.

Tales from the Tailgates: Backyard Brawl -