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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/25/18): West Virginia Men’s Soccer Set To Play For Conference Title Tonight In Morgantown

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The Mountaineers host Bowling Green tonight at Dick Dlesk Stadium, and a win or tie will clinch the MAC regular season championship

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Football

Mountaineers bounce back, pound Baylor 58-14 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Coming off its worst performance of the season, the West Virginia University football team bounced back in a big way Thursday against visiting Baylor.

Bad News For The Bears, WVU Wins Easily 58-14 | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia's offense was non-existent 12 days ago at Iowa State. Well, the Mountaineers rediscovered it Thursday night in Morgantown against Baylor. In a big way.

No. 13 WVU uses 31-point second quarter to beat Baylor 58-14 | ESPN
No. 13 West Virginia was determined to make up for being embarrassed in its last game on the road. Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and the Mountaineers used a big second quarter to cruise to a 58-14 victory over Baylor on Thursday night.

A memorable Thursday night | WV News
Over the years Thursday night football had not been particularly popular or kind to West Virginia, but after what transpired on this Thursday night they wouldn’t mind if every game were scheduled on Thursday night.

Postgame notes: Records in sight and many debuts in easy win | EerSports
Facts and figures from WVU's win.

West Virginia’s runaway mixes fun, pluck, dash of maturity | WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor's commentary after West Virginia throttled Baylor 58-14.

Mountaineers defense on takeaway binge as Baylor swaps QBs | WV MetroNews
Gibson had reminded his defense that the effort against Iowa State two weeks ago was not acceptable — missing 31 tackles he deemed “ridiculous.”

Baylor defender embarrassed by blowout: ‘You don’t ever want to lose that bad’ | WV MetroNews
Baylor brought optimism into Thursday night’s game at No. 13 West Virginia. It didn’t last long. After digging a 41-point halftime hole, the Bears suffered a 58-14 loss that was their worst in 11 seasons.

West Virginia Athletics

Conference Title at Play Friday Night at Home | West Virginia Athletics
A win or tie away from clinching the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship, the West Virginia University men's soccer team hosts Bowling Green on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. ET. The regular-season finale at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium also is Senior Night.

No. 13 Mountaineers Drop Heartbreaker | West Virginia Athletics
The No. 13-ranked West Virginia University women's soccer team closed its 2018 regular season in heartbreaking fashion, losing 1-0 (OT) to Kansas Thursday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Backyard Brawl Wraps Up Fall Ball | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team concludes its fall season with the Backyard Brawl on Friday, Oct. 26, with first pitch set for 6 p.m. ET.

Around the NCAA

Georgia Tech just gave VT one of its worst days ever, all without completing a pass | SBNation
This isn’t supposed to happen to Bud Foster’s unit, but his defense was set up to get shredded.

‘Disturbing videos,’ alleged abuse, and more takeaways from 192-page Maryland report | SBNation
The big report into Maryland football highlights widespread dysfunction in the football program and beyond.

Why it wouldn’t be shocking if Urban Meyer and Ohio State parted | SBNation
This isn’t about overreacting and firing Meyer due to one loss. It’s not necessarily about firing Meyer at all.

How Jeff Brohm’s system is maximizing Purdue’s potential | SBNation
This team takes full advantage of its talent.

The Great Albert Belle Bat Caper | It Seemed Smart podcast with Spencer Hall
In 1994, the Cleveland Indians crawled through a ceiling, stole a bat out of an umpire’s dressing room, and set off a chain of events that eventually involved a former FBI agent.

The scariest thing this October is the Boston Red Sox with two outs against them | SBNation
Boston does a lot of damage when down to their last out in an inning.

DeAndre Hopkins deserves apology for great catch that should’ve counted | SBNation
Nuk wants an apology, and he deserves one.

Officials in the Texans vs. Dolphins game were so bad the internet thought it was a conspiracy | SBNation
Hours after the NFL fired an official for the first time in the middle of a season during the Super Bowl era, refs made their presence known on Thursday night.

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder blew it | SBNation
An atrocious end kept OKC winless.


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