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Oklahoma State previews, lots of love for Kevin White, weekend varsity previews, WVU Pros, Big 12 viewing guide & roundup, tailgate prep & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Friday, Oct. 24 - WV MetroNews
Oklahoma State sidelines reporter, Robert Allen breaks down the young defensive backfield for the Pokes.

The Bob Huggins Show Begins Monday - WVU Athletics
The Bob Huggins Show is set to enter its second season at Kegler’s

Huggins not fretting over loss of 3-point shooters - Exponent Telegram
"I don’t know we’ve ever gotten hurt by guys who didn’t want to be here. We get hurt by guys who are here that don’t want to be here," is Huggins reaction to the events.

Holton Eager to Make a Contribution - EerSports
For junior forward Jonathan Holton, being told by the NCAA that he wouldn’t be able to play his during the 2013-2014 season was devastating

No. 8 Women's Soccer Set for Key Home Matches - WVU Athletics
The No. 8 WVU women's soccer team is set for two home Big 12 matches.

West Virginia takes on Bowling Green - Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers return to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium after a three-game road trip, which saw them go 1-1-1. Unfortunately for WVU, the loss and tie came in conference games, but they can right the ship now after their upset victory over Penn State.

Mountaineers match up with Kansas State - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University volleyball team is back on the home court this weekend facing off against the No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats.

WBB Notebook: WVU Ranked in Preseason Publications - WVU Athletics
WVU is just 23 days away from tipping off the regular season.

Letter to the Editor: New Texan Mountaineers celebrate - Daily Athenaeum
My wife and I came in for the Baylor game and spent the weekend in Morgantown.

News of Note:

Mountaineers, Cowboy favor deep passes - Charleston Daily Mail
The 3:30 p.m. game on ESPN will feature the Big 12’s most prolific and most persistent deep play quarterbacks.

Mountaineers want to continue QB pressure - Charleston Gazette
"We need to disrupt the timing of the offense. That’s where we were effective last Saturday. I would expect the same kind of play this week.’’

Oklahoma State offense is sputtering - Charleston Gazette
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy will be the first to admit that Daxx Garman has been placed into an unenviable position.

Mitch’s matchups, prediction - Charleston Gazette
WVU simply has better athletes

West Virginia at Oklahoma State primer - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Two teams that appear headed in different directions will face off at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

Big 12 players in Week 9 spotlight - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia DE Shaquille Riddick

West Virginia's Riddick looking to build on Baylor performance - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Shaquille Riddick was acting like he had done it before, which he had not.

Finished for the year, Crest will seek medical redshirt - WV MetroNews
Coping with a shoulder injury, the freshman quarterback hasn't played since mop-up duty in Week 2 blowout of Towson.

Game Preview: Oklahoma State - WVSports.com
After upsetting a top five ranked program last week, No. 22/25 West Virginia (5-2, 3-1) will hit the road this Saturday and look to keep the momentum rolling in a Big 12 Conference matchup with Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1).

Musings, Matchups and More: WVU vs Oklahoma St - BGN
A special teams confrontation, the pass rush and turnover margin are just some of the items in our spotlight as West Virginia prepares to face Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Stay consistent, get a W - Daily Athenaeum
Nearly every player and coach on WVU’s team will tell you they’re only focused on one game at a time, and as great of an upset last Saturday was against then-No. 4 Baylor, it’s a new week and a new opponent.

WVU in thick of Big 12 race - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
’Eers are in three-way tie for second

Big dreams took a hit for West Virginia RB - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“There were times I was probably the quietest one after a win,” Smith said. “That’s just for the simple fact that things didn’t go the way I planned.”

No. 22 West Virginia hits the road to Stillwater with sky-high confidence after upset of Baylor - Daily Athenaeum
Both the Cowboys and Mountaineers come into this game with 3-1 Big 12 marks, but West Virginia is rolling of late, while Oklahoma State has sputtered the last two weeks.

Mountaineers find success again with stack - Exponent Telegram
History repeats itself.

Campus Connection: WVU's 'Fun' Defense - WVU Athletics
WVU players say it's fun playing Tony Gibson's defense.

OSU's Tyreek Hill has Tavon-like skills on gridiron - Register Herald
Just how fast is Oklahoma State all-purpose man Tyreek Hill? In the time it just took you to read this opening paragraph, the Cowboys speedster could have been halfway to the end zone on another kickoff return.

DeForest on PR: "I've never had anything like this" - EerSports
"It’s a work in progress, unfortunately. I’m very disappointed. That’s why you have to coach it, just when you plug the finger in one hole, now another hole opens up. But, how about that Josh Lambert?"

Inside the Big 12's five game-winning kicks of 2014 - FOX Sports
West Virginia had lost to both Texas Tech and Maryland a year ago, and Lambert helped his teammates earn a bit of revenge.

Big 12 Week 9 predictions - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Why West Virginia will win

Mountaineers "Not Satisfied" With Strong Start - WVillustrated
WVU players and coaches push forward to avoid complacency in a race for the Big 12.

College football picks: West Virginia can win the Big 12 - Oklahoman
And I don't mean that in the sense of, the Mountaineers have a mathematical chance of winning the Big 12 title. I mean, watch out for West Virginia.

Jameis Winston can't win the Heisman Trophy again - SBNation.com
The long, long, long shot: WR Kevin White, West Virginia Mountaineers Hot damn, this kid.

Emmaus grad Kevin White making a better life for himself at West Virginia University - Morning Call
West Virginia's Kevin White: From the streets to the nation's elite

Capital One Cup - ESPN
West Virginia WR Kevin White is the winner of the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week after reeling in eight catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor.

White has ‘great thing going’ as he faces OSU’s 116th-ranked pass defense - WV MetroNews
West Virginia's go-to man on pace for the sixth-best receiving season in NCAA history

West Virginia's Kevin White on Pace to Join Elite Group of Receivers - AthlonSports.com
Patience pays for receiver ready to join some of the Big 12's best

Baylor falls to West Virginia ... in GIFs - Our Daily Bears
Not as bad as you would expect

Pro News:

Harvin should be spark Jets need - WVUPros
Smith has gotten his "Tavon Austin" back.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 Football Preview: Week Nine - BGN
If last week held Separation Saturday in the Big 12 Conference, this week's action might be termed "Staying Power Saturday".

Bears are most-penalized team in country, seek to clean up act - Waco Tribune

Iowa State Bye The Numbers - Wide Right & Natty Lite

5 Talking Points: Bye Week - Rock Chalk Talk

Jonathan Truman takes bigger role in KSU defense - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Sooners vs. The Stats | How Oklahoma's Offense Stacks Up Against The Norms - Crimson And Cream Machine

BUY or SELL? Mason Rudolph Plays This Season - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas angling for first win versus Kansas State in Manhattan since 2002 - Burnt Orange Nation

Josh Doctson's boyhood dream comes true at Texas Christian - ESPN

Air Raid Playbook: Fake X Sweep, Dive - Viva The Matadors

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 9 - ESPN

LSU needs production from QBs entering Week 9 game vs. Ole Miss; Walkthrough - Staples - SI.com

What's On Tap:

(22) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - Preview - ESPN
3:30 pm Saturday from the Boone on ESPN/ESPN3. Pokes are giving 1.

Texas Longhorns vs. (11) Kansas State Wildcats - Preview - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Bill on ESPN/ESPN3. Cats are giving 10.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. (10) TCU Horned Frogs - Preview - ESPN
3:30 pm from Amon G. Carter Stadium on FOX. Frogs are giving 22.5.

Week 9 College Football TV Schedule - The Smoking Musket
Here's how to watch all of the college football in week 9.

Video of Interest:

Morgantown is Buzzing this weekend about men's and women's soccer, volleyball, and the swim teams.

Tailgate Recipe of the Week:

Lime Tequila Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1 cup julienned red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup roasted and julienned red bell pepper
  • 1 roasted chicken, boned, skin discarded and shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 5 ounces mozzarella, grated
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1/4 cup diced Roma tomatoes, for garnish
  • 4 sourdough rolls, warmed

Directions

Layer 2 (15-inch) sheets of heavy aluminum foil together and fold 1/4-inch of the edges together to create 1 sheet. Repeat with another 2 pieces of foil, to create 2 double foiled sheets. Bend the edges of 1 of the sheets up 2 inches, to help keep the liquid in the foil.

On a double sheet of foil, layer (in this order), the oil, onions, jalapeno, red bell peppers, chicken, salt and pepper, garlic, cilantro, cheeses, lemon juice and tequila.

Put the second, double layered foil sheet on top of layered ingredients. Fold both double layered sheets of foil together in 1/4-inch folds, 4 times. When all the sides are folded together, make sure that the pouch is not leaking. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

To cook preheat the oven or grill to 250 degrees F. Remove the foil pouch from the refrigerator and put on the grill, being careful not to snag the foil pouch and tear it open. Grill for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes.

Remove the pouch from the grill and slice the bag open. Garnish with the tomatoes, cilantro, and Parmesan and serve on warmed rolls.

Reprinted from FoodNetwork.com

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