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Heading into the 2015 season, the expectations for the West Virginia University football team weren’t necessarily astronomical – but after an 0-3 Big 12 start, Mountaineer fans could be forgiven for being a tad bit disappointed.

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News Of Note

Football:

Holgorsen pleased with team’s progress thus far | The Daily Athenaeum
Heading into the 2015 season, the expectations for the West Virginia University football team weren’t necessarily astronomical – but after an 0-3 Big 12 start, Mountaineer fans could be forgiven for being a tad bit disappointed.

Football Notebook: Sills Emerging at WR | WVU Athletics
David Sills is proof that what a player does on the scout team can make a big difference.

The Lunch: Braun critiques O-line performance, RBs disparity | WV MetroNews
Considering it’s the same offensive line behind which they’re running, what’s to explain the production disparity between West Virginia’s running back tandem?

2005 Reunion Roundtable Set for The Dana Holgorsen Show | WV Illustrated
This weekend on The Dana Holgorsen Show, we take a special look back at the 2005 West Virginia University football team.

Highly-rated freshman no longer with Mountaineers | WV MetroNews
Four-star freshman cornerback Tyrek Cole, among the highest-rated West Virginia signees last February, is no longer a part of the program and has not been a student at WVU since September, according to a team source.

HCS 10 Minute Audio Interview: David Smith, SmokingMusket.com | Heartland College Sports
Our own SmithFire13 sat down with Heartland College Sports to look at how hot Dana Holgorsen’s seat is, who could be his replacement, and what the Mountaineers should do at quarterback!

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 2/3 WVU Plays for Big 12 Title | WVU Athletics
The No. 2/3-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team opens a two-game Big 12 Conference season-ending roadtrip at Oklahoma State on Friday, Oct. 23. First kick from the Cowgirl Soccer Complex in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is set for 8 p.m.

WVU looks to lock down Big 12 in Stillwater | The Daily Athenaeum
The No. 2 ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team is winding down its historic regular season this weekend, as they hit the road for a Big 12 matchup. Heading into Stillwater, Oklahoma to take on Oklahoma State, the Mountaineers have an opportunity to clinch at least a share of their fourth straight Big 12 title.

West Virginia searches for answers heading into Bowling Green matchup | The Daily Athenaeum
Amidst a two-game losing streak, the West Virginia University men’s soccer team is eager to regain the momentum it once sustained.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Baker Mayfield transfer worked out for Oklahoma and Texas Tech | ESPN
When Baker Mayfield first decided he would be transferring from Texas Tech to Oklahoma, the move looked like a bad one for all involved.

Baylor WR Corey Coleman's tough year to become the nation's top WR | ESPN
Corey Coleman learned to play football in the streets against a backdrop most of us couldn't begin to imagine. Maybe that's where he gets his passion for the game and his steely toughness, two things Baylor coach Art Briles says separates the Bears junior receiver, who's torching cornerbacks, shattering records and blazing his way into serious Heisman Trophy consideration.

Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant becomes Big 12's most versatile threat | ESPN
There are star receivers everywhere you look in the Big 12, yet none can match Jakeem Grant’s 2015 resume.

Around The NCAA:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Alabama, USC and Week 8's 27 other best bets | SBNation
It's time to pick only the best wagers from the weekend schedule. This is our college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 3.25: WE KNOW WHEN THAT HAWKEYE BLING | Every Day Should Be Saturday
65 MINUTES OF PURE POWER AND OKAY MAYBE

How Justin Fuente turned an underdog among underdogs into the Memphis that beat Ole Miss | SBNation
With an NFL-caliber QB and a scheme built to spread the ball around, there are no easy answers to stop the Tigers.Before LSU gets a heavyweight brawl with Bama, it has to get past WKU, and that's not easy | SBNation

Yep, LSU vs. Alabama on Nov. 7 is again guaranteed to be one of the biggest games of the year ... assuming both take care of business this weekend.

What's On Tap

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns
Saturday at Noon on Fox Sports 1 from Austin. The Longhorns look to save their season and continue on the path to bowl eligibility as 7 point favorites against the Wildcats

Iowa State Cyclones vs. (2) Baylor Bears
Saturday at Noon on ESPN from Waco. The dumptrucking will continue as the Bears are 37 point favorites over the Cyclones.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. (17) Oklahoma Sooners
Saturday at 3:30PM on ESPN/ABC from Norman. Baker Mayfield and the Sooners look to lay it on his former team. The Sooner are 13.5 point favorites over the Red Raiders.

Kansas Jayhawks vs (14) Oklahoma State Cowboys
Saturday at 3:30PM on Fox Sports 1 from Stillwater. The Cowboys are 34.5 point favorites and should continue their undefeated ways this week.

(15) Texas A&M vs. (24) Ole Miss Rebels
Saturday at 7:00PM on ESPN from Oxford. Ole Miss is 5 point favorites in this week's only matchup of two ranked teams.

Exactly which Week 8 college football games to watch, with full TV/streaming schedule | SBNation
Below is the full schedule and the best thing on in each time slot.

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