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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (9/15/14) Edition

Trickett & White garnering praise, weekend varsity results, recruiting notes, WVU Pros, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Monday, Sept. 15 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen exclaims his happiness for the football program after their 40-37 win over Maryland at College Park back on Saturday. After senior quarterback Clint Trickett lights up the Terrapins defense for over 500 yards, he still gives all the credit to his surrounding teammates.

West Virginia splits weekend matches - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia women’s soccer team had another pair of home games this past weekend. The results yielded a draw against No. 7 Georgetown and a victory over Duquesne.

Men’s Soccer Shut Out at Elon - WVU Athletics
WVU dropped its first road contest of the season.

Volleyball Rolls Past Montana - WVU Athletics
WVU downed Montana 3-0 to win the Mountaineer Invite and move to 10-1

WVU AD Luck one busy man - Martinsburg Journal
Oliver Luck’s schedule defies sanity.

Luck lauds WVU move to Big 12 - Martinsburg Journal

News of Note:

Maryland Game Notebook - WVU Athletics
Perhaps WVU has finally learned how to win tough games.

Mountaineers pile up offensive plays, upset Edsall - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

West Virginia shows grit in late win - Charleston Daily Mail
There’s no way West Virginia from 2013 could win the game it won Saturday.

First revenge, now respect - Exponent Telegram
If West Virginia’s stirring 40-37 victory over Maryland was for revenge, then this week’s Big 12 opener at home against Oklahoma is for respect.

WVU's turtle soup was missing some ingredients - Register Herald
Each Monday this season I’ve taken a look back at my five areas to watch that I put together to preview each West Virginia University football game and evaluated just how the Mountaineers fared in each of those areas.

Familiar scenario for WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
The 2013 season featured four games lost after second half leads were frittered away with turnovers and a porous defense.

WVU notebook: Mountaineers showed off running game by committee vs. Maryland - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia has five running backs with significant experience, and they all played together for the first time this season Saturday against Maryland as the Mountaineers ran off an astounding 108 plays.

Time was on WVU’s side during winning drive - Charleston Gazette
Had West Virginia not managed that 47-yard, last-play field goal from Josh Lambert to beat Maryland 40-37 Saturday, it’s difficult to imagine what the lasting image may have been.

Upon Further Review: Mountaineers get leg up on Terps - WV MetroNews
For the sounds, shots and most memorable scenes from the Mountaineers’ nail-biting 40-37 win at Maryland, check out’s wrap-up.

Maryland Film Review: Defense/ST - EerSports
EerSports goes back to the film and takes an in-depth look at West Virginia's defense and special teams against Maryland.

Clint Trickett's strong rapport with WRs pays dividends for West Virginia - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Clint Trickett swears he's just "a facilitator."

Trickett Named Walter Camp Player of Week - WVU Athletics
Clint Trickett threw for a career-high 511 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 40-37 win over Maryland.

Week 3 Heisman Movers: Shifting fortunes for Todd Gurley, Trevor Knight, Bryce Petty -
History and Geno Smith remind us not to get too excited about West Virginia quarterbacks in September, but Trickett is one of the most improved QBs in the nation.

West Virginia QB Clint Trickett is Athlon Sports' National Player of the Week -
Crooked passing numbers are the hallmark of Big 12 teams. In that way, West Virginia is starting to fit in again.

A White-out in Maryland - Exponent Telegram
WVU receiver had monster game against Terps

WVU Football: Kevin White humble after career-best game in win over Maryland Terrapins - WVU Pros
West Virginia senior receiver Kevin White didn't gloat following his career-best 13 catches for 216 yards and a touchdown in the Mountaineers' 40-37 win over Maryland.

Monday Morning Stock Report: Lambert’s silencer ends up-and-down thriller - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor files his weekly grades from West Virginia's confounding and exhilarating 40-37 win at Maryland.

What we learned in Big 12 football: Week 3 - ESPN
TCU and West Virginia might finally be finding their stride in the Big 12

West Virginia Award Winners for the Maryland Game - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performance in the Mountaineers’ 40-37 win against Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 3 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
4 ↑ West Virginia Mountaineers

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 3 - ESPN
K Josh Lambert, West Virginia, WR Kevin White, West Virginia

2014 NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 4 - ESPN
Receiving votes in both polls

Big 12 bowl projections: Week 3 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl: West Virginia

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 3 -
3: Teams that Ran 100 Plays in Week 3


Thimons, Jones Dominate in Week Three - EerSports
The 2016 class shined on Friday night

Pro News:

WVU in the NFL: Week 2 -
Following each week of the NFL season, will provide updates about how former Mountaineers are doing in the NFL.

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

Around the League (and Beyond):

Week 3 Rewind In Big 12 Football - Big 12 Conference
A look back at the significant numbers and notes from the third week in the Big 12.

Big 12 thoughts: Week 3 - FOX Sports
David Ubben's thoughts from a solid Big 12 effort against seven Power 5 opponents on Saturday.

Pain-free Petty plays with carefree verve - Waco Tribune

ISU returned to its big win roots in Kinnick Stadium - Ames Tribune

More Questions than Answers as Kansas Gets Trounced by Duke - Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas State, Auburn figure to play with a lot of pop - Wichita Eagle

Sooner Defense Bends But Doesn't Break In 34-10 Win Over Tennessee Volunteers - Crimson And Cream Machine

OKLAHOMA STATE FOOTBALL: Now you see it, now you don't - Cowboys Ride For Free

Mental Toughness Greater Obstacle for Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation

Three Up, Three Down - Frogs O' War

Ten Thoughts on Arkansas 49, Texas Tech 28 - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

Stripe the Stadium for OU Game - WVU Athletics
The WVU-Oklahoma game on Sept. 20 is Stripe the Stadium.

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