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Quarterback Turned Receiver Sills A Revelation For Mountaineer Offense

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Searching for an offensive spark in the toughest stretch of the season, Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia University football team turned to an unlikely source: Fourth-string quarterback David Sills.

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Football:

QB-turned-WR Sills a revelation for Mountaineer offense | The Daily Athenaeum
Searching for an offensive spark in the toughest stretch of the season, Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia University football team turned to an unlikely source: Fourth-string quarterback David Sills.

WVU’s Holgorsen heaps praise on Baylor after loss to Bears | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It wasn’t bad enough for West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen that he sat through last Saturday’s 62-38 pasting of his Mountaineers. On Monday, he had to recount Baylor’s dominant performance via a Big 12 media teleconference.

Monday stock report evaluates what went wrong in Waco | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s defense couldn’t rattle Seth Russell, couldn’t replicate 2014’s downfield coverage and couldn’t derail the Baylor express. Though the Mountaineers’ offense deployed a few new characters in interesting roles, it couldn’t make Saturday’s game interesting. During today’s Gold & Blue Lunch Report, we take stock of each unit’s performance from a 62-38 loss.

Boo-birds being a little bit unfair | Times West Virginian
The “boo-birds” who are out after Dana Holgorsen’s scalp were really up in arms over the weekend after West Virginia’s 62-38 thumping by the Baylor Bears — certainly one of the best college football teams in the country.

"I don't know how you defend them" | Beckley Register-Herald
West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgorsen isn’t among the voters in the coaches poll this season. And that’s probably the only reason Baylor didn’t have 13 votes for the top spot.

Basketball:

Best Hoops League? Huggs Says it's the Big 12 | WVU Athletics
Bob Huggins doesn’t need to read those talking points he receives each year from the league office to understand how good the Big 12 is. He’s already seen enough of it for himself.

Morgantown Native Living Her Dream | WVU Athletics
Determination and a ‘never say never’ attitude helped freshman Olivia Seggie achieve her dreams. The 5-foot-3 guard could have easily given up on her dream to be a Division I basketball player. But through hard work and a hardnosed attitude, she received a call she would never forget.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU’s Kadeisha Buchanan named to Ballon d’Or shortlist | Charleston Gazette-Mail
After a year that has included a standout performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and a Best Young Player award at the tournament, the accolades continue to come in for West Virginia University junior defender Kadeisha Buchanan.

Triumphs, heartbreaks motivate WVU seniors | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation as it prepares for its final two regular season games. The Mountaineers have finished with an undefeated home record, posting a 10-0 record at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Bad luck blamed for Mountaineer struggles on the pitch | The Daily Athenaeum
When its schedule was released, the West Virginia University men’s soccer team knew that this year would be different. The non-conference schedule would be much tougher, with the task consisting of facing two top teams in the Big Ten as well as a top Big East opponent.

WVU 11th at Mountaineer Intercollegiate | WVU Athletics
After sitting inside the top five for parts of the afternoon, a late stumble put the West Virginia University golf team in 11th place after one round at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate on Monday evening at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 again proves its depth at quarterback | The Exponent Telegram
Before this football season launched back in September, there was much concern over what had come to be the trademark of Big 12 Conference play. No one was sure what the quality of this class of quarterbacks would be.

At midway point, little has changed in Big 12 title race | ESPN
Before the season, the Big 12 race seemed to break down rather straightforwardly. Baylor and TCU appeared to be the clear co-favorites at the top; with the Oklahoma schools holding the best chance of toppling them. At the midway point of the season, little has changed.

Baylor's Coleman, TCU's Doctson unmatched talents at receiver | The Exponent Telegram
In the moments following Baylor’s 62-38 victory over West Virginia on Saturday, Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen cast his Heisman Trophy ballot toward the man who had tormented him throughout the game, Bears’ wide receiver Corey Coleman.

Best player in college football? Baylor Bears Corey Coleman makes case | ESPN
It’s Corey Coleman’s world, and everyone else is just living in awe of it. His fellow Baylor receivers are amazed. His quarterback is thankful. And even the opposing head coaches aren’t reluctant to pay their respect.

LET US DELIGHT IN: SETH RUSSELL | Every Day Should Be Saturday
THOSE DEFENSIVE BACKS HAVE FAMILIES, SETH, GOOD GOD.

TCU receiver Josh Doctson makes spectacular plays look easy | ESPN
It’s probably the former walk-on in him talking, Josh Doctson said, but the TCU receiver can’t take seriously any of the speculation about his spot in the race for major awards.

Around The NCAA:

Why so many top WR recruits choose LSU despite it being a power-running program | SBNation
Les Miles' Tigers would be content to run the ball 60 times a game if they could. So how do they bring in so many future pros?

Gift Six? Fail to the Victors? What should be the Michigan State-Michigan play's name? | SBNation
The Internet has come up with plenty of options. Vote in the poll!

Michigan fans, it's a good sign for your program that the Michigan State ending hurts this badly | SBNation
Michigan State's unlikely win kept the Spartans in the national title race and, in the most morbid way possible, welcomed Michigan back to the world of big-time college football.

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