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When West Virginia University introduces its 21 football seniors prior to the final game at Mountaineer Field Saturday against Iowa State, the West Virginia coaches admit, they’ll be a little more emotional than usual.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU saying farewell to unique senior class | Beckley Register-Herald
When West Virginia University introduces its 21 football seniors prior to the final game at Mountaineer Field Saturday against Iowa State, the West Virginia coaches admit, they’ll be a little more emotional than usual.

Don’t chalk it up to the opposition — WVU is improving | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia’s players and coaches could sit around their turkey dinners this week and take comfort in the way they’ve rescued their season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an uncomfortable conversation to have about the Mountaineers.

WVU’s change in style was about mentality | Charleston Gazette-Mail
What’s most unusual about the current state of West Virginia’s offense is that it looks only a little like past products under Dana Holgorsen. What’s most overlooked is that it functions the same.

Basketball:

West Virginia Advances to Championship Game | WVU Athletics
Devin Williams scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead 22nd-ranked West Virginia to a 67-59 victory over Richmond Thursday afternoon at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Devin Williams leads WVU past Richmond at Las Vegas Invitational | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia couldn’t seem to shake Richmond on Thursday at the Las Vegas Invitational, and desperately needed a turning point to seize momentum.

Williams catches Spiders in his web; WVU downs Richmond, 67-59 | The Exponent Telegram
In a game in which the only thing worse than the officiating was West Virginia’s shooting, Williams was spectacular as he personally put his stamp on a fifth consecutive victory, 67-59, in the Las Vegas Invitational.

Williams’ 5th straight double-double saves day vs. Richmond | WV MetroNews
While West Virginia and Richmond failed to match their typical high-scoring outputs, Devin Williams didn’t experience a falloff.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU, PSU Meet in NCAA Elite Eight | WVU Athletics
With a trip to the 2015 NCAA College Cup on the line, the No. 4-ranked and second-seeded West Virginia University women’s soccer team meets No. 6-ranked and top-seeded Penn State in the NCAA Tournament "Elite Eight" on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m., at Jeffrey Field, in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Texas Tech beat Texas by hiding its smallest player behind its biggest ones | SBNation
The Red Raiders beat the Longhorns in a critical game of Hide And Go Seek.

Texas Tech survives second-half shootout, knocks off Texas | ESPN
Texas Tech outlasts Texas in a wild Thanksgiving game that included a fake kneel down for a touchdown.

Recruiting

What to expect in visits for the home finale | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Thanksgiving weekend is a time for families to get together, eat a ton of food and watch a lot of football. For recruits, it’s no different, as they tend to watch a bunch of football on their television at home rather than visit a single school like they have each of the previous few weeks.

What's On Tap

(22) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. San Diego State Aztecs
Tonight at 10:30PM EST on FS1 from Las Vegas. The Mountaineers play the Aztecs in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

(7) Baylor Bears vs. (19) TCU Horned Frogs
Tonight at 7:30PM EST on ESPN from Fort Worth. The Bears still have an outside chance of sneaking into the College Football Playoff, but they'll have to beat the Horned Frogs who are a 1 point favorite over the Bears.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday at 12:00PM EST on FS1 from Morgantown. The Mountaineers are 2 touchdown favorites over the Cyclones as they continue the quest to finish 8-4.

(2) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (1) Penn State Nittany Lions
Saturday at 4:00PM EST from State College, PA. The women's soccer team faces the top seeded Nittany Lions in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Saturday at 4:00PM EST on FS1 from Lawrence. Bill Snyder's Wildcats are 20 point favorites against the Jayhawks.

(3) Oklahoma Sooners vs (11) Oklahoma State Cowboys
Saturday at 8:00PM EST on ABC from Stillwater. The Sooners are 7 point favorites over the Cowboys in the de facto Big 12 Championship Game

How Week 13's changing the College Football Playoff rankings picture, updated all weekend | SBNation
Notes on what each committee-ranked team is up to this rivalry weekend, updated as each goes final. All times ET, all games Saturday unless noted.

Video Of Interest

Tailgate Recipe Of The Week

Old Gold And Blue Burger

Ingredients

2 (1-ounce) slices country white bread
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds lean ground sirloin
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
Cooking spray
8 hamburger rolls, halved

Directions

Prepare grill.
Place bread in a food processor; process 30 seconds or until finely ground. Place breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Add milk to breadcrumbs; toss with a fork to moisten. Add salt, pepper, and beef to breadcrumb mixture, stirring just until combined. Divide meat mixture into 16 equal portions, shaping each into a 3 1/2-inch patty. Spoon 1 tablespoon cheese in the center of each of 8 patties; top each with 1 remaining patty, pinching edges to seal.
Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; keep warm.
Lightly coat cut sides of rolls with cooking spray; place cut sides down on grill rack, and grill 30 seconds or until toasted. Serve patties on toasted rolls with desired toppings.

Reprinted from MyRecipes.com

Video Of (Dis)Interest

Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Swedish model and Victoria's Secret Angel. CLICK HERE Elsa Hosk's Instagram.