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The Mountaineers have their mojo back. The West Virginia University football team went a long way toward erasing the memory of its four consecutive Big 12 losses Saturday.

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News Of Note

Football:

West Virginia grounds and pounds way to 38-20 win over Texas | The Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers have their mojo back. The West Virginia University football team went a long way toward erasing the memory of its four consecutive Big 12 losses Saturday, as it earned its first-ever home win over Texas, 38-20 over an unpredictable Longhorns squad.

Smallwood running with the elite: After Slaton’s mark, Big 12 rush title | WV MetroNews
When the season began Wendell Smallwood wasn’t the favorite to lead his own team in rushing, much less the Big 12 conference.

WVU QB Howard responded to early earful from Holgorsen | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If not on the first play then certainly early in the first series, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen will call a running play for quarterback Skyler Howard.

Rugged play important part of West Virginia football team's way | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
When linebacker Jared Barber signed with West Virginia as a senior at Davie High School in North Carolina, he awaited the chance to join a program that had recently finished the 2010 season with one of the country's best defenses and a respectable run game.

It can only be Jared | The Dominion Post
Forty-two yards later, West Virginia’s No. 42 threw up his hands, so that a tiny fraction of the 56,736 Milan Puskar Stadium patrons could make out the N-I and K-E stitched in gray across the outstretched palms of his football gloves.

Basketball:

Mountaineers cruise to victory in season opener | The Daily Athenaeum
Coach Bob Huggins and the West Virginia University men’s basketball team started right where they left off after securing the 500th WVU victory in the Coliseum Friday night.

Mountaineers, Dukes to Battle in Charleston | WVU Athletics
Bob Huggins is expecting a very difficult basketball game in Charleston on Monday night when 23rd-ranked West Virginia plays host to James Madison at the Charleston Civic Center.

WVU’s Adrian healthy, hoping for return to form | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Nathan Adrian took his old shot out for a spin Friday. That itself was a victory in West Virginia’s season-opening triumph over Northern Kentucky. The junior forward was bothered last season by a severely injured right wrist that he hid from the team until February and required surgery in the offseason.

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 3 West Virginia defeats No. 9 Army in home opener, keeps winning streak alive | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University rifle team continued its winning streak this weekend, with a decisive win over Great American Rifle Conference foe Army.

WVU tastes defeat for first time at Northeast Duals | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University wrestling team suffered its first losses of the season in yesterday’s Northeast Duals in Troy, New York.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 Week 11 Power Rankings: Oklahoma State now the lone unbeaten | ESPN
With Baylor's loss to Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are the only remaining undefeated team in the Big 12.

Big 12 Helmet Stickers: Oklahoma Sooners duo steps it up in win | ESPN
The Oklahoma combo of quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Sterling Shepard head the Big 12 helmet stickers by guiding the Sooners past Baylor.

Big 12's best playoff hopes now Oklahoma State, Oklahoma | FOX Sports
The Big 12's playoff prospects have shifted from the banks of the Brazos to completely north of the Red River into Oklahoma, where the Sooners are surging and Oklahoma State is still undefeated.

ESPN's Herbstreit apologizes to Baylor for fake injury claim | FOX Sports
ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit apologized Sunday to Baylor and Terrell Burt after accusing the senior safety of faking an injury during the Bears' loss to Oklahoma.

Around The NCAA:

New bowl projections, with Notre Dame's College Football Playoff case topping Oklahoma's | SBNation
Picks and guesses for every bowl game, from the Playoff to the New Orleans. Let's disagree together as good friends!

College football rankings: Major AP Top 25 shakeup ahead of new Playoff rankings | SBNation
In this week's AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll, a lot of teams are on the move, marking a major shakeup ahead of the season's final stretch.

Alabama will never lose another football game ever again, and all hope is lost | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of the teams that must be ranked.

Saturday was the best day in Iowa Hawkeyes history (so far) | SBNation
Iowa is 10-0 in football for the first time ever, with a record-breaking showing in its other most-defining sport on top.

Okay, *now* Derrick Henry is the Heisman Trophy frontrunner | SBNation
Alabama's bruising back is leading the charge, and no one's right behind him.

What's On Tap

James Madison Dukes vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Tonight at 7:00PM from the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV. Press Virginia faces off against the dangerous Dukes. The Mountaineers are 11 point favorites.

Recruiting

Surprise visits highlighted weekend | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It was a day full of surprises, and that extended to the recruiting aspect of the afternoon, as the official visitor list dropped from three prospects to two, and then bumped back up to four in the final days of the week.

Video Of Interest

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Video Of (Dis)Interest

Miss Throwdown

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