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West Virginia's Offense Must Produce Against Texas Tech To Snap Skid

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It seems almost absurd to be saying this, after having played Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and TCU in succession, but the toughest game WVU may play this year is Saturday’s upcoming battle with Texas Tech.

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News Of Note

Football:

Offense must produce to snap skid | The Exponent Telegram
It seems almost absurd to be saying this, after having played Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and TCU in succession, but the toughest game WVU may play this year is Saturday’s upcoming battle with Texas Tech.

Is O-line headed for shakeup or will starters sharpen up? | WV MetroNews
When Dana Holgorsen and assistant Ron Crook essentially re-opened the competition for starting jobs along the offensive line this week, none of the players should have been stunned.

Shootouts not kind to WVU in Big 12 era | Charleston Gazette-Mail
There are many ways to explain West Virginia’s shortcomings so far in the Big 12, whether this season or in the three seasons before 2015 arrived. Most will suffice.

Bruce seeks happy defensive ending | The Dominion Post
When Isaiah Bruce reflects on a Mountaineer career no more than a dozen games removed from its expiration, he can point to a position change as the trigger of his slow, steady demise.

Basketball:

Holton focused on avoiding fouls, shooting better | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jon Holton seems on the verge of history. Officials have since been directed to call the game closer and basically force defenders to keep their hands off offensive players, which puts Holton in peril as the player Huggins wants to defend inbound passes and play out front in WVU’s full-court press.

Exhibition gives fans a good look at Ahmad | The Exponent Telegram
In most years, an exhibition game like the one West Virginia plays at 7 p.m. today at the Coliseum against Glenville State comes without much in the way of anticipation.

2015-16 West Virginia men's basketball preview | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Three keys to West Virginia men’s basketball’s 2015-16 season

2015-16 West Virginia women's basketball preview | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Three keys to the 2015-16 season for West Virginia women’s basketball.

West Virginia Athletics:

No. 2 West Virginia faces No. 18 Texas Tech in Big 12 semifinals | The Daily Athenaeum
Fresh off a Big 12 Tournament first round win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday afternoon, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team will be back in action today against Texas Tech.

WVU Hosts NIU on Senior Night Friday at 6 p.m. | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team concludes the regular season with a Senior Night matchup vs. Northern Illinois on Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Construction to begin on new aquatic and outdoor track facility | The Daily Athenaeum
Yesterday, several parts of the Monongalia County community and voices from West Virginia University announced the construction of a new aquatic and track center on land at Mylan Park.

New Recreation Complex Win-Win for Everyone | WVU Athletics
Morgantown is the big winner following Thursday's announcement at Mylan Park.

No. 1 West Virgnia heads to Akron Invite | The Daily Athenaeum
The No. 1 West Virginia University rifle team (4-0, 3-0) concludes its season-opening road stretch this weekend with a match against No. 4 Murray State (4-1, 2-0) at the Akron Invitational.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

November to Remember in Big 12 has arrived | ESPN
The Big 12 three unbeatens and one-loss Oklahoma will play each other six times this month, and if any emerges unscathed the CFP awaits.

New QB Jarrett Stidham aced his 1st test, but Baylor's defense is still a concern | SBNation
Baylor's offense doesn't miss a beat with a new quarterback, but can the Bears stop anyone when it counts?

Baylor's LaQuan McGowan leads my current Piesman Trophy top 5 | SBNation
Who's in the running to take the first Piesman Trophy? Let's take a peek.

Around The NCAA:

It's time for Georgia to fire Mark Richt | SBNation
Why the time is right to let go of one of the most successful coaches in school history.

LSU-Alabama has become the rivalry most likely to define a college football season | SBNation
The No. 2 Tigers. The No. 4 Tide. Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry. Les Miles and Nick Saban. Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. You know 90 percent of how it's going to go. Let's try and figure out the deciding 10.

Leonard Fournette has some minor NCAA concern you can probably ignore | SBNation
This again?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Clemson, Texas and Week 10'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.

What's On Tap

BASKETBALL: Glenville State Pioneers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Tonight at 7:00PM on WVUSports.com from Morgantown. The Mountaineers face off against Glenville State in an exhibition game.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday at 12:00PM on Fox Sports 1 from Morgantown. The Mountaineers look to save their season with a win over the Red Raiders. West Virginia is 8.5 point favorites.

(8) TCU Horned Frogs vs. (14) Oklahoma State Cowboys
Saturday at 3:30PM on Fox from Stillwater, OK. It's a battle of the undefeated. The Horned Frogs are 4.5 point favorites over the Pokes.

Iowa State Cyclones vs (15) Oklahoma Sooners
Saturday at 7:00PM on ESPNU from Norman, OK. Can the Cyclones pull off another upset this week? The Sooners are 25 point favorites in this one.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas Longhorns
Saturday at 8:00PM on The Longhorn Network from Austin, TX. Texas looked like it had things turned around before last weeks shocker in Ames. The Longhorns are 28.5 point favorites over the Jayhawks.

College Football Week 10 Game Schedule & How To Watch | The Smoking Musket
Here's how to watch the complete slate of college football this week.

West Virginia Pros

Geno Smith's not starting speaks volumes about his future with Jets | Newsday
As much as Ryan Fitzpatrick's return to the starting lineup speaks to his toughness in playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb, it also points to the thinking in the Jets' organization about the team's overall quarterback situation.

Austin putting 'draft bust' talk to rest | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Those who wrote off the Rams' versatile receiver are now wishing Tavon Austin was on their fantasy team.

WVU Pros on the Hardwood Report: John Flowers and Kevin Jones make their season debuts | Blue Gold Sports
This week, we saw WVU basketball stars Kevin Jones and John Flowers make their season debuts with new clubs, Joe Alexander lead his team and D’or Fischer doing what he does best, Juwan Staten news and more.

Video Of Interest

Texas Tech has been a thorn in our side since we joined the Big 12, starting with that awful 49-14 loss in 2012.

Tailgate Recipe Of The Week

Touchdown Tortilla Wraps

Ingredients

3 7- or 8-inch flour tortillas
1/2 8 ounce tub light cream cheese with chive and onion or roasted garlic
18 - 24 fresh basil leaves
1/2 7 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, well drained and cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
4 ounces thinly sliced cooked roast beef, ham, and/or turkey
1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise dressing or light salad dressing

Directions

1. Spread each tortilla with one-third of the cream cheese. Cover cream cheese with a layer of basil leaves, leaving a 1-inch border. Arrange roasted red peppers on basil leaves. Top with sliced meat. Divide mayonnaise among tortillas, spreading over meat.

2. Roll up each tortilla tightly into a spiral. Cut each tortilla roll in half crosswise. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for up to 4 hours. Tote in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Makes 6 servings.

Reprinted from Recipes.com

Video Of (Dis)Interest

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