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West Virginia's Run Game Could Play Large Role Against Oklahoma State

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According to West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, the Mountaineers are now a run first team. The Mountaineers are No. 3 in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game.

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News Of Note

Football:

Run game could play large role for WVU, Oklahoma State | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When they were together for the 2010 season at Oklahoma State, the head coach and his hand-picked offensive coordinator put together a season that produced 4,496 yards and 36 touchdowns passing, 10 regular season wins and one Alamo Bowl victory, all of which combined to send the Cowboys toward the top of the national polls the following few seasons.

WVU expects intense pass rush from Oklahoma State | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Oklahoma State junior defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah is coming to Morgantown on Saturday to face a West Virginia offensive line that yielded a season-high seven sacks against Oklahoma.

Loss in Oklahoma exposes some of WVU’s weaknesses | The Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia felt prepared for its conference opener against Oklahoma over the weekend but looked a bit lost at times when push came to shove. Their 44-24 loss was a shock to some who felt the Mountaineers would challenge the then-No. 15 Sooners and take the game to the final seconds.

WVU must improve passing game | The Exponent Telegram
The caller on the other end of the line from Dana Holgorsen during the Big 12 Conference’s weekly coaches conference call Monday obviously was from a radio station in Stillwater, Okla., or its close environs, a follower of Holgorsen’s when he served his year there as offensive coordinator.

Howard’s 5 turnovers not cause to flip switch | WV MetroNews
Winning throws rarely begin with a double-pump of uncertainty, much less those floated 20 yards downfield toward a patch of Bermuda where defenders outnumber receivers three to one. OK, so Skyler Howard lobbed up an ugly, wishy-washy, early-game interception. Everybody gets a mulligan, especially in a raised-stakes, top-25 environment like Oklahoma provided.

Basketball:

A 'Leaner, Bouncier' Goggles Guy in 2016 | WVU Athletics
Mountaineer basketball fans can expect to see a "leaner, bouncier" Devin Williams this season, according to veteran coach Bob Huggins.

Carter likely to play plenty of point for WVU | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has been around long enough to know not to feel sorry for himself because of an injury. He’s seen too many of them, and even dealt with his own heart attack.

Competitive Pardee Ready for Challenge | WVU Athletics
When Katrina Pardee was growing up, you could always find her outside playing football with the boys in the neighborhood. Her tom boy like personality allowed her to develop a liking for numerous sports.

West Virginia Athletics:

Sear, WVU atop Leaderboard at N.C. State | WVU Athletics
Freshman Max Sear and the West Virginia University golf team are currently in the lead after one round of play at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, hosted by N.C. State, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday.

Covich high on potential of freshman Sear | The Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia men’s golf head coach Sean Covich is hard at work trying to build a collegiate program from scratch. A key component to a successful program is the ability to develop players who come into the program.

Mountaineers Steady at No. 3 | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team holds steady at No. 3 in today’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 Poll.

WVU Faces Road Test at Virginia Tech on Tuesday | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team continues a string of three matches in seven days when it faces Virginia Tech on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in Blacksburg, Va.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Oklahoma's every bit the Big 12 contender Baylor and TCU are | SBNation
Five teams are in the 0-12 danger zone, Tennessee's doing something amazing (in a bad way), Stanford's sudden ability to finish continues, and more lessons from the weekend's best numbers.

Charlie Strong's job security good with boosters | SI.com
Despite the Longhorns’ 1–4 record, Texas football coach Charlie Strong has the support of school officials and powerful boosters

Texas Safety Dylan Haines calls out young players, freshmen respond | Burnt Orange Nation
When Charlie Strong said that social media would be the downfall of society, he probably meant something like this.

Around The NCAA:

College football doesn't have a true No. 1, but Clemson's close enough right now | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of what he feels should be ranked at this exact moment.

Michigan and Florida have been the best teams in their divisions so far | SBNation
Five power-conference divisions have gotten big recent shakeups. Let's reassess where things stand.

Victorious Nick Saban calls out media for having Bama '6 feet under' after Ole Miss loss | SBNation
Saban doesn't care what the media has to say.

West Virginia Pros

Todd Gurley, Tavon Austin show what St. Louis Rams offense could be | ESPN
The Rams' offense finally showed what it could be with the powerful Todd Gurley and speedy Tavon Austin as the centerpieces.

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