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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (10/13/14) Edition

More looks at the Texas Tech win, weekend varsity results, recruiting notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Monday, Oct. 13 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen breaks down the Mountaineers’ 37-34 victory over Texas Tech.

Women's Soccer Handles No. 15 Texas Tech - WVU Athletics
The No. 14 West Virginia University women’s soccer team fought against cold rain and playing a man down for the majority of the second half to earn its first win of the season against a ranked opponent, a 4-2 victory over No. 15 Texas Tech

Men’s Soccer Draws at Northern Illinois - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw to open Mid-American Conference play at Northern Illinois on Saturday evening.

Volleyball Tops TCU in Five Sets - WVU Athletics
Four Mountaineers posted career numbers in the 3-2 victory.

No. 1 Rifle Opens Season With Win - WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team opened its season defeating No. 8 TCU, 4712-4664, today, at the WVU Rifle Range.

News of Note:

Lambert going to ‘be a good one for years to come’ - Charleston Daily Mail
"Obviously, I know who Josh is. He is not rattled by any situation. He’s going to be a good one for years to come."

Gibson’s call for more pressure helped Mountaineer defense - Charleston Daily Mail
That blitz Gibson used again and again in the 37-34 win was new to his call sheet and designed to get after an offense that allowed just four sacks on 239 pass attempts in the first five games.

Mountaineers finding balance on offense - Charleston Gazette
And so West Virginia has adapted. It’s not always been pretty and not always immediately successful, but it has been effective.

Staying The Course - BGN
Two years ago, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen might not showed the patience he did in the Mountaineers' 37-34 win on Saturday. His willingness to stick to a game plan that produced middling results in the first half was a testament to his continued growth as a head coach.

FURFARI COLUMN: WVU more lucky than good thanks again to Lambert - Times West Virginian
Thanks to Josh Lambert, West Virginia University’s football team happened to be more lucky than good Saturday in the 37-34 victory over Texas Tech.

'All three sides of the ball' deserve credit for WVU win - Register Herald: College Sports
If you listen to a Dana Holgorsen press conference without hearing the phrase, "all three sides of the ball," check your hearing aid. The battery must be dead.

Thompson finally breaks out for WVU - Exponent Telegram
For a couple of years, he was a receiver who couldn’t receive, a punt returner who didn’t return the punts.

Emotional game for WVU fans - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
It happened so fast, we hardly knew how to celebrate.

Monday Morning Stock Report: No time to spare in yet another close call - WV MetroNews
After the craziness settled in Lubbock, Allan Taylor evaluates West Virginia's 37-34 win over Texas Tech.

The best and worst of the Big 12: Week 7 - FOX Sports
Best play: Josh Lambert, K, West Virginia.

Big 12 thoughts: Week 7 - FOX Sports
Kevin White is on a historic tear.

2014 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 8 - ESPN
receiving votes

Big 12 College Football Power Rankings: Week 7 - ESPN
5 <> West Virginia Mountaineers

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 7 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: West Virginia


WVU Football Commitment Update: Oct 11 - BGN
The roundup of West Virginia's 2015 football verbal commitments in action from the weekend of Oct. 9-11. Here is the action from the weeknight contests.

Chugunov, Durante Wow Again - EerSports
Quarterback commit Chris Chugunov was at it again this weekend, throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns in the first half en route to a 49-28 victory for Montgomery (NJ).

Pro News:

Eers in the NFL: Week Six - WVU Pros
A look at former Mountaineers playing in the National Football League during Week Six.

Adam Pacman Jones being called upon in Cincinnati - WVU Pros
Adam "Pacman" Jones’ career may be coming full circle this year in Cincinnati.

The curious case of Geno Smith - WVU Pros
But is Smith’s fall from grace entirely on him? Those off-the-field issues, absolutely. But his on-the-field issues are a direct result of awful coaching and mishandling.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Highlights from Baylor's 61-58 Comeback Win Over TCU - Our Daily Bears

Notebook — Bibbs leaves piece of his jersey behind on TD effort - Ames Tribune

Bowen's passion, intensity rubbing off on Jayhawks - Lawrence Journal World

When K-State’s quarterback is running, wins usually follow - Wichita Eagle

RRS Position Grades - Crimson And Cream Machine

FULL RECAP: Oklahoma State 27, Kansas 20 - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes steps up in big performance against Oklahoma - Burnt Orange Nation

Three Up, Three Down - Frogs O' War

Ten Thoughts on West Virginia 37, Texas Tech 34 - Viva The Matadors

Gameday Final - ESPN

Punt, Pass & Pork: Evaluating what we know in 2014 college football season - Andy Staples -

What's On Tap:

WVU – Baylor Football Game Sold Out - WVU Athletics
Tickets remain for remaining home games against No. 12 TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, and No. 14 Kansas State on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Baseball Announces Fall Schedule - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team will play three fall games.

Video of Interest:

Freshman Maggie Drazba came to WVU with countless state High School track and cross country records. She made her debut with the Mountaineers last weekend, and has great hopes for her future on the course and off.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a California girl. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Rachel Barnes.