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Post-Game Hangover: Connecticut (10/9/11) Edition

On a beautiful, warm, sunny day in Morgantown yesterday, the Connecticut Huskies worked their gameplan to almost perfection during the first half, only to see the Mountaineers explode during the third quarter following a costly red-zone fumble by UConn.  As much post-game coverage (including the animated drive chart) as I could find is inside.  Be sure to vote for Geno this week in the Capitol One Cup Impact Performance of the Week (Garrison won this last week).


Animated Drive Chart brought to you by Gameday Depot.


Recaps and Features:

West Virginia pulls away after half to rip Connecticut - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

West Virginia 43, Connecticut 16 - MSNsportsNET.Com

Mountaineers finish UConn with flourish - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU Crushes Connecticut - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, Audio and Gallery

WVU vs. Connecticut Game Recap - WV Illustrated

Following The Script - BGN
Another slow start.  Another easy win.  The Big East Conference opener for No. 16 West Virginia followed the script of its non-conference schedule, as the Mountaineers sputtered early and exploded late, pulling away in the third quarter of a 43-16 victory over Connecticut in Morgantown on Saturday.

Snow's fumble return starts avalanche of West Virginia scoring - PPG

Game changer for WVU - Charleston Gazette
Snow's long return of fumble opened door on Mountaineer blowout

Snow Sparks Mountaineer Momentum Swing - WV Illustrated

Defensive Play Has Big Role - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Fumble return ignites WVU - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Defense keys Mountaineers’ win - Register-Herald
Smith throws for 450 yards and 4 touchdowns in 43-16 win over UConn

Big East beating - Times West Virginian

Smith throws for 450 yards, leads Mountaineers to revenge over UConn - Bluefield Daily Telegraph/AP

'Mike's field' gets a fine showing - Charleston Gazette
"We gave the ball to the family of Mr. Mike Puskar for everything he's done," said WVU coach Dana Holgorsen afterward.  "I got a chance to get to know him and he will be missed."  By more people than Holgorsen knows.  The new coach and his team, however, served Puskar's memory well.

Bailey, McCartney Continue to Shine - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Smith throws for 450 yards in victory

Miramar trio making presence felt at WVU - Register-Herald
Quite a few more were visiting yesterday as well

WVU notebook: Molinari takes advantage of opportunity - Charleston Gazette
Includes video with the punter

HERTZEL COLUMN: Molinari passes first test as punter - Times West Virginian

Mountaineer Defense Sets The Tone - WVMETRONEWS.COM

WVU defense turns tide in win over UConn - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



Capital One Cup - ESPN
Garrison won last week; vote for Geno this week!!

Big East helmet stickers: Week 6 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Stedman and Geno get 'em this week



No. 16 West Virginia 43, UConn 16 - College Football Top 25 Review - Photos -
Another slow start, another win for West Virginia.  The Mountaineers struggled to a 10-9 halftime lead, but Geno Smith threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns and Week 5 breakout star Dustin Garrison (pictured) added 80 rush yards and a score.

WVU vs. UConn - Photo Gallery 1 - WV Illustrated

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs UConn - BGN








Head Coach Dana Holgorsen - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen reviews the Mountaineers' 43-16 win over Connecticut.

Linebacker Jewone Snow - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia linebacker Jewone Snow reviews his performance during the Mountaineers' 43-16 win over Connecticut.

Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey - Mountaineer TV
West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey reviews his performance during the Mountaineers' 43-16 win over Connecticut.

VIDEO: UConn Post Game Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Molinari, Coach Roberts, Najee, Stedman, Starks, Geno, Tavon, Garrison, Sticks and Coach Casteel

WVU Postgame Interviews from UConn Win - WV Illustrated
Garrison, Stedman, Sticks, Geno, Molinari, Bruce, Najee, Pat Miller and Snow

Video: UConn Postgame - BGN
HCDH, Coach Casteel, Molinari, Sticks, Garrison and Najee

Dana Holgorsen Show: UCONN Week - WV Illustrated