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Post-Game Hangover - Norfolk St. (9/11/11) Edition


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...and not necessarily in that order, at least as far as WVU is concerned.  Yes, it was a tale of two halves for the Mountaineers.  I would love to have been a fly on the wall inside the Mountaineer locker room to hear what the coaches had to convey to the team.  Sometimes it takes a game like this to wake a team up.  Your rundown of the media coverage awaits.

Recaps and Features:

West Virginia wakes up in second half to win easily - ESPN
Recap, video, photos, stats, etc.

Second Half Surge - MSNsportsNET.Com

No. 19 WVU rallies, rips Norfolk State 55-12 - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers Come Alive in Second Half - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Recap, audio, video and gallery

West Virginia: 5 consecutive TDs make up for listless first half - PPG
Smith's arm sparks rally

Glass half full for WVU - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers shake off slow start, win 55-12

WVU vs. Norfolk State Game Recap - WV Illustrated

WVU needs big second half to top Norfolk State, 55-12: VIDEO AND PHOTOS - Times West Virginian

Second Half Surge - BGN

Second-half explosion - Register-Herald
Mountaineers wear down Spartans en route to 55-12 win

Penalties Hamper Spartans - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
WVU’s Smith on pace to shatter school records

Big second half lifts WVU to rout of Norfolk - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Commentary: WVU Puts on a Second-Half Show - BGN
It took a half, but No. 19 West Virginia finally showed what it’s capable of on offense under new head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Halftime the Turning Point in WVU Victory - WV Illustrated
Who would have thought WVU's win over Norfolk State would be one of the comeback variety?  A stern halftime talk may have sparked the turnaround in final 30 minutes.

Blocking, tempo a concern for WVU offense - Charleston Gazette

Norfolk had WVU staggered in first half - Charleston Gazette

WVU notebook: Garrison earning niche in receiving corps - Charleston Gazette

Smith confirms his role as leader - Register-Herald

West Virginia able to move ball through air - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"They probably had some good reasons," he said.  "I would boo, too." - HCDH

WVU's Texas Connection Send Messages Home - WV Illustrated

 

Photos

PHOTO GALLERY: WVU vs. Norfolk State - WV Illustrated

 

Audio:

AUDIO: Geno Smith - WVMETRONEWS.COM

AUDIO: Darwin Cook - WVMETRONEWS.COM

AUDIO: Don Barclay - WVMETRONEWS.COM

AUDIO: Ivan McCartney - WVMETRONEWS.COM

 

Video:

Dana Holgorsen Postgame Remarks - Mountaineer TV
Dana Holgorsen's post-game remarks following West Virginia's 55-12 victory over Norfolk State.

Quarterback Geno Smith - Mountaineer TV
Geno Smith's remarks following West Virginia's 55-12 win over Norfolk State.

Defensive End Bruce Irvin - Mountaineer TV
Bruce Irvin's remarks following West Virginia's 55-12 win over Norfolk State.

WVU Postgame Interviews from Norfolk State Win - WV Illustrated
Bruce, Sticks. Vernard, Tavon, Coach Spavital, Devon Brown, Garrison, and Millard

VIDEO: WVU Postgame Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
HCDH, Coach Spavital, Geno, Sticks. Vernard, Garrison, Tavon and a Sights and Sounds video

Video: Norfolk State Postgame - BGN
HCDH, Cook, Sticks, Barclay, Coach Spavital, Vernard and Garvin

VIDEO: Pete Adrian Postgame - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Spartans head coach Pete Adrian