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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/2/18): How can WVU avoid another second half drop-off?

The Mountaineer coaching staff is trying to determine how they can ensure that the team will put two solid halves of football together in future games.

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Football

WV MetroNews – Holgorsen evaluating what led to 2nd-half energy dropoff
After jumping to a 35-10 halftime lead at Texas Tech, WVU sat back with an attitude bordering on disinterest as the final 30 minutes slowly melted away.

Big 12 names Washington co-newcomer of the week
Keith Washington has received a lot of praise from his coaches throughout the season. Now, he is receiving praise from the Big 12.

Monday WVU Football Notebook - West Virginia Athletics
WVU's Dana Holgorsen is one win away from being tied for third in all-time wins as the head coach of the Mountaineers.

First night game for WVU will be the Riot Bowl in Ames - The Smoking Musket
West Virginia's matchup with Iowa State may be more difficult now that it will be a night game.

WV MetroNews – Offensive line needs to rebound after getting ‘exposed’ in win over Texas Tech
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report digs into key moments of West Virginia climbing to 4-0.

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game – Post Texas Tech (Episode 54)
Let's break down this past weekend's game at Texas Tech with Three Guys Before The Game.

WVU football notebook: Kansas sticks with Stanley at QB against Mountaineers | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Carter Stanley began the season as Kansas’ third-string quarterback. Yet, after his performance in a loss last week to Oklahoma State, KU will stick with him under center this week.

Basketball

AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh to Televise Six Hoops Games - West Virginia Athletics
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh will be the go-to source for watching Mountaineer basketball games early this season, as the network is set to broadcast six of WVU's games including the charity exhibition with Penn State.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Hosts Bearcats to Conclude Homestand - West Virginia Athletics
The Mountaineer men's soccer team is back at home tonight against Binghamton. WVU is coming off of a 2-0 win over the Delaware Blue Hens this past weekend.

Around the Big 12

WV MetroNews – Texas Tech’s Bowman suffered partially collapsed lung against WVU
The Red Raiders quarterback was hospitalized after a crunching hit by the Mountaineers blitzers.

College Sports: College football Top 25 polls: Oklahoma and Texas both drop while one Big 12 team sneaks back in at No. 25 | SportsDay
Four Big 12 teams found themselves in the latest edition of the AP top 25 poll.

BIG-TIME MATCHUP: OU, Texas showdown vital in national spotlight - Sports - Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise - Bartlesville, OK
ESPN's College Gameday will be visiting the Cotton Bowl to see Oklahoma and Texas face off this week.

Around the NCAA

College football rankings: Top-25 schedule/scores fallout, Week 6 - SBNation.com
Keeping track of all the ranked games, Playoff committee-style.

Alabama’s *backup* QBs have more TDs than these 34 whole teams - SBNation.com
The Crimson Tide’s backup quarterbacks are having more success in the air than starters at other schools.

NFL Week 4 recap: The 10 best and 5 worst moments from Sunday - SBNation.com
Mitchell Trubisky had his breakout game, the Browns are back to heartbreaking losses, and Earl Thomas got injured at the worst time.

Le’Veon Bell plans to return to Steelers in Week 7. Will he fix things? - SBNation.com
Le'Veon Bell will reportedly end his holdout during the Steelers’ Week 7 bye and play in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns.

3 things you can learn from NBA preseason - SBNation.com
NBA preseason games could provide some insight into the current state of some teams and players.


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