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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/16/18): Dana Holgorsen Upset with WVU Offense and Iowa State Field Storming

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WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen was not only disappointed with the Mountaineers’ offensive performance, he was also upset with the postgame celebration on the field.

West Virginia Mountaineers v Iowa State Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images

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Football

WV MetroNews – Holgorsen expresses displeasure with ‘unprofessional’ Iowa State storming
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is no fan of fans storming the field. Holgorsen voiced his displeasure with the thousands of Iowa State fans that rushed the field after the Mountaineers fell to the Cyclones on Saturday night.

WVU football notebook: Mountaineers' offense 'the worst' Holgorsen has seen in Iowa State loss | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia's offensive performance in Saturday’s 30-14 loss at Iowa State was bad, and it was also the worst offensive performance head coach Dana Holgorsen has ever seen.

WV MetroNews – After embarrassing loss, Sills pledges change in approach for offense
WVU wide receiver David Sills is ready to improve after a lackluster performance at Iowa State.

West Virginia Is Still A Top 15 Team - The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers fall, but not very far, in this week's national rankings.

Working vacation awaits West Virginia football during bye week | Sports | wvnews.com
WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen guaranteed that the team will not be getting any time off during the bye week.

WV MetroNews – Analysis: Crucial third-down decision helped slam door on Mountaineers
Even on a rough night for West Virginia's offense, the game could have changed direction on a third down late in the third quarter. Let's look back at what went wrong with the crucial play call.

WVU recruiting: Bright future still in cards for football | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Despite Saturday’s tough loss at Iowa State, the West Virginia football team has put together a very impressive first half of the 2018 season. Several Mountaineer prospects are also putting together impressive performances on the field this fall.

Basketball

Veteran Ahmad A Year Better Heading Into His Final Season - West Virginia Athletics
Will this be Esa Ahmad's best season as a Mountaineer?

West Virginia Athletics

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game – Post Iowa State
Tony Caridi and the guys discuss the first loss of the football season. And special host, Nathan Adrian, joins the group for some basketball insights as WVU prepares for Friday’s Gold and Blue debut.

Mountaineers Move to No. 3 - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU rifle team has fallen back to third in the national rankings despite maintaining its perfect record this season.

WVU men's soccer earns dramatic 2-1 win at Akron | Sports | wvnews.com
Senior midfielder Joey Piatczyc tied the match with 13 seconds left in regulation and scored the game-winner three minutes into overtime to propel the West Virginia men's soccer team to a thrilling win over Akron.

Mountaineers Top Cyclones to Cap Match Play - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia men's golf team bounced back from an early loss to #5 seed TCU to top Iowa State on Sunday in the championship round of the Big 12 Match Play Tournament at the Club at Houston Oaks in Texas.

Bovolskaia Falls in ITA Second Round - West Virginia Athletics
After leading the West Virginia tennis team with three singles wins this weekend, freshman Anastasiia Bovolskaia suffered her first loss of the weekend in the second round of the singles main draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic Regionals in Lynchburg, Virginia, this weekend.

Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 6
A few former Mountaineers shined in the NFL in Week 6, while others are dealing with injuries.

Around the Big 12

Iowa State's win over West Virginia could lead to nightmare for Big 12
The Big 12 has no more undefeated teams, which could lead to things getting more interesting as the season continues to unfold.

Big 12 Roundup and Recap: The Big 12 Runs Through Austin, Texas - The Smoking Musket
There is one team who is unbeaten in conference play and now, the road to the Big 12 goes through Austin.

College Sports: Texas' Tom Herman is unsure about the eventual Big 12 champ making the College Football Playoff, but these coaches are more confident | SportsDay
After constantly preaching his 1-0 mentality and telling his players to focus on the here and now, Tom Herman stayed with that philosophy on Monday.

Big 12 rankings: Big 12 playoff hopes rise
A variety of results around the nation put the Big 12 in better national position in regards to the College Football Playoff.

Around the NCAA

College Football Playoff rankings predictions, 2 weeks early - SBNation.com
The committee’s first top 25 will release October 30, but SB Nation has a pretty good idea how the rankings would look right now and who would be the most upset about them.

College football results: MAYHEM SATURDAY in Week 7 2018 - SBNation.com
Four top-10 teams lost upsets, and that’s just the start of it.

Fun college football rankings: Week 7 was Arson Week - SBNation.com
Check out "The Top Whatever," a weekly ranking of only the teams that must be ranked.

Raekwon Davis punches Missouri player: Saban says ‘should affect his playing time’ - SBNation.com
Defensive lineman Raekwon Davis threw a couple punches at a Missouri player, and Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are handling the incident internally.

The College Football Empires Map, updated after Week 7 chaos - SBNation.com
Every FBS team started with land, and every week winners take more and more. Check out the updated College Football Empires Map.

MLB playoffs 2018: The Astros and Red Sox are both too good - SBNation.com
It’s not about a starting pitcher succeeding or failing. It’s about entire rosters built out of all-stars who are as talented as the starting pitchers.

5 NFL contenders, 3 pretenders that prove not to overreact in September - SBNation.com
The contenders and pretenders are starting to sort themselves out. Surprise, the Patriots are still the Patriots and the Bears are falling back to Earth.

NBA predictions and thoughts for every team to start 2018-2019 season - SBNation.com
LeBron James is in Los Angeles and the Boston Celtics are contenders, but Golden State is still the team to beat.


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