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West Virginia Players Not Letting Oklahoma State Loss Keep Them Down

By the time the plane from Stillwater landed the Mountaineers were ready to move forward and not let this loss build into a losing streak.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU players not letting Oklahoma State loss keep them down | The Exponent Telegram
The other night a question was addressed to West Virginia’s Hall of Fame former coach Don Nehlen about the way a loss such as Saturday’s to Oklahoma State would be taken by the players and the coaches. Nehlen ran the question through his mind for a moment before noting that the coaches would take it hard — harder than the players.

WVU coach Dana Holgorsen welcomes first night game of season | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Much has been made of West Virginia’s schedule this season and the fact that games against No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 13 Baylor, fellow Big 12 championship hopefuls, are at home. The Mountaineers get another break this week with their first night game of the season.

Holgorsen: 9 sacks in 2 games not sign of pass-protection ‘catastrophe’ | WV MetroNews
After West Virginia allowed four sacks to Oklahoma State, one of which led to a momentum-swinging fumble, coach Dana Holgorsen didn’t cite pass protection as a major deficiency in the 37-20 loss.

Basketball:

Myers more defensive-minded in 2nd season at WVU | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia basketball senior Teyvon Myers lists his major as multidisciplinary studies, but all you have to do is spend about 10 minutes with the kid from Brooklyn, and you begin hoping he has taken some broadcasting courses along the way.

Mountaineers Roll Past Concord in Clarksburg | WVU Athletics
Four Mountaineers reached double-figure scoring in the No. 22/25-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team’s 104-48 exhibition game victory over Concord in front of 2,116 fans at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

West Virginia Women’s Hoops No. 22 in AP Poll | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team was tabbed No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 Preseason Poll released on Tuesday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 Week 9 bowl projections: League on outside of playoff hunt | ESPN
No Big 12 team was in the top 10 of the first College Football Playoff rankings, with two-loss Oklahoma leading the conference at No. 14.

Big 12 facing slim College Football Playoff hopes after first rankings | ESPN
The first College Football Playoff rankings showed how tough it will be for the Big 12 to make the top 4, as No. 14 Oklahoma is the top Big 12 team.

Charlie Strong and Texas defiant in ongoing bout against 'the noise' | ESPN
Texas coach Charlie Strong believed his team would figure it out and get things turned in the right direction, and the Baylor win felt like validation.

Around The NCAA:

College Football Playoff rankings reactions: Why Clemson’s over Michigan, plus more stuff | SBNation
The season’s first College Football Playoff rankings are here. Let’s talk about four teams in the top five and the state of the Big 12.

Texas A&M over Washington in the Playoff rankings is frustrating, but it’ll work itself out | SBNation
The committee should value actual team strength over its weird idea of schedule strength.

Updated 2016 bowl projections after the year's first College Football Playoff rankings | SBNation
Sunday's bowl projections have been tweaked, now that we have the year's first Playoff rankings to work with.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.49: WEEK TEN PREVIEWED AND/OR AVOIDED | Every Day Should Be Saturday
PISTOL PETE PONDERS THE VOID OF THE BIG 12

Here are LSU’s top 4 head coach targets, if Ed Orgeron doesn’t just keep the job | SBNation
Two are obvious, two are likely surprises, and the list could grow. Beating Bama could make the list not even matter, though.

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