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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (10/27/14) Edition

OSU analysis, looks ahead to TCU, weekend varsity results, recruiting notes, pro updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Monday, Oct. 27 - WV MetroNews
WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen, expresses his excitement about his teams 34-10 blowout victory in Stillwater over the weekend. We also catch up with defensive coordinator, Tony Gibson, who explains the run his defense has been on since the second half of the Texas Tech game.

No. 8 Women's Soccer Wins Big 12 Title! - WVU Athletics
In front of a pink-clad crowd of 1,257 on a sunny, day at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, the No. 8-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team clinched its third straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship with a 3-1 win over Oklahoma

Men’s Soccer Defeats Bowling Green - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team completed its second-straight comeback with a 2-1 victory

Volleyball Drops 5-Set Heartbreaker to K-State - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers dropped a 3-2 contest to the nationally ranked Wildcats

No. 1 Rifle Concludes Weekend With Win - WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University recorded its second victory of the weekend and third of the season against No. 10 Ohio State

Gymnastics in the Community - WVU Athletics
Gymnasts spend time in two West Virginia communities.

News of Note:

West Virginia's surprisingly good defense leading Mountaineers into Big 12 contention - Oklahoman
Tony Gibson slapped a bunch of backs and shook a lot of hands as he left the Boone Pickens Stadium turf Saturday afternoon.

Oklahoma State Notebook - WVU Athletics
Notes from Saturday's win at Oklahoma State.

White held down, but happy with win - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU football notebook

Mountaineers handle Oklahoma heat - Charleston Daily Mail
"It was 15 degrees hotter out there," he said. "It was one of the tougher games I’ve been a part of."

Run game became WVU’s primary weapon against Oklahoma State - Charleston Gazette
"People are going to game plan and take something away. I don’t know what that is week to week,’’ said offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. "This time it was Kevin White.’’

WVU defense stays strong for second straight week - Daily Athenaeum
The then-No. 22 West Virginia Mountaineers stormed into Stillwater Okla. Saturday and silenced the Oklahoma State Cowboys in all ways.

Presence of "GameDay" creates quite a buzz - Exponent Telegram
This sets up a tremendous test for the students and the city, for this now becomes the biggest and potentially most fun weekend of the year, if not the decade.

Monday Morning Stock Report: WVU surges into season’s final month - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor evaluates the hard-charging Mountaineers after a 34-10 victory in Stillwater.

Exceeding expectations - Exponent Telegram
WVU, TCU both near top of Big 12 despite projections in league's preseason poll

WVU, TCU finally feeling comfortable in Big 12 - Register Herald
The first two-and-a-half seasons as Big 12 members have been eerily similar for West Virginia and TCU on the gridiron.

Time to keep the flow going - Daily Athenaeum
If you would’ve told me at the beginning of the season that West Virginia’s matchup against No. 10 TCU on Saturday would be the game of the week and host of ESPN’s College Gameday, I would’ve said, "You’re insane."

FURFARI COLUMN: WVU has established identity as top-notch team - Times West Virginian
West Virginia University’s vastly improved football team now has an identity as a top-notch national competitor.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 9 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
3 <> West Virginia Mountaineers


WVU Football Commitment Update: Oct 25 - BGN
Many WVU football verbal commitments are heading into the home stretches of their final season of prep football, with a large percentage having designs on playoff action. Here's the recap from Friday night's action

Following the Future: Weeks 9-10 -
Here's how some did during their ninth and tenth weeks of the season.

Mountaineer Commits Come Up Big When It Counts - EerSports
With teammate - and fellow West Virginia commit - Jovon Durante sidelined due to an academic investigation, Miramar (FL) wide receiver Kahlil Lewis stepped up and took over for the Patriots

Why Did David Sills Opt for West Virginia University? - Delaware Today
Bear native heard from recruiters as early as 13.

Pro News:

WVU in the NFL: Week 8 -
Following each week of the NFL season, will provide updates about how former Mountaineers are fairing in the NFL.

Eers in the NFL: Week Eight - EerSports
A look at former Mountaineers playing in the National Football League during Week Eight.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Field Position Analysis: Do We Care? - Our Daily Bears

With a healthy Wimberly, Cyclones look to build on running success - Ames Tribune

A day in the life of Clint Bowen - Lawrence Journal World

K-State shuts out Texas for win No. 500 - Reuters

Sooners looking for receivers who can make an immediate impact - Oklahoman

Cowboys left looking for answers after getting rolled by No. 22 West Virginia, 34-10 - Oklahoman

Self-inflicted wounds aid Kansas State shutout of Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

Three Up, Three Down - Texas Tech... Wow... Edition - Frogs O' War

One Thought on Texas Tech 27, TCU 82 - Viva The Matadors

Sizing up the SEC West ahead of first playoff rankings; Punt, Pass & Pork - Staples -
4. If we could build a time machine, it might be useful to go back to Aug. 30 so we could more fully appreciate a game that included West Virginia receiver Kevin White and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper.

College football's best Vines, GIFs and quirks of Week 9 -

Gameday Final - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Go True Blue vs. TCU - WVU Athletics
The TCU football game will be WVU's first-ever True Blue game.

Haunted Hoops Set for October 31 - WVU Athletics
exhibition game against Wheeling Jesuit at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the WVU Coliseum

Video of Interest:

Friday Night Pre-game prep for the trip to Stillwater vs. Oklahoma State. Mountaineers Victory 34-10

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an actress model with a deadly (for men) heritage mix of Indonesian/Czechoslovakian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Vivian Kindle.