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West Virginia Could Have A Difficult Time With Kansas State Defense

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The Mountaineers' first Big 12 game of the season will probably be their toughest challenge yet. The Wildcats lead the nation in total defense.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU football could have tough time with Kansas State defense | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The first Big 12 game of the season is WVU’s biggest challenge yet. The Kansas State Wildcats lead the nation in total defense, allowing 179 yards per game. They’ve played — and lost to — No. 7 Stanford and Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey and have only allowed 537 yards of offense. The Mountaineers allowed 521 against BYU.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Move to No. 3 | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team is up one spot to No. 3 in this week’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s Top 25 Poll.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 coaches agree league is wide open | The Exponent Telegram
It’s hard to get a group of football coaches to agree on anything short of three road games is three too many in a season, and that officials missed holding on every touchdown ever scored against them, but Monday the Big 12 coaches were pretty much in unison with the belief that this year’s conference football title is completely up for grabs.

Big 12 expansion candidate tracker: Week 4 | ESPN
Houston and Air Force remain atop the Big 12 expansion standings for another week, but BYU is making its way up.

Around The NCAA:

New 2016 bowl projections: 3 of 4 College Football Playoff teams face huge games next | SBNation
Let's pick who'll play in every bowl game, Playoff and all. We do this every week, so play along!

Not even Les Miles could beat time forever | SBNation
The coach and his school were perfect for each other, literally until the last second.

If the season ended right this second, these would be our 4 College Football Playoff teams | SBNation
The actual Playoff committee won't send out rankings for another month and a half. Like that's gonna stop us from talking about it.

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