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The Sunday Hangover: Recaps and Reactions from West Virginia’s win over Kansas

The Mountaineers overcame four turnovers and escaped with a Homecoming win over the Jayhawks on Saturday, let’s see what the media is saying about the performance today.

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Recaps and Features

WVU Overcomes Pesky Kansas to Remain Unbeaten | West Virginia Athletics
Will Grier recovered from a rocky first half to throw four touchdown passes in leading ninth-ranked West Virginia to an 38-22 homecoming victory over Kansas Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Will Grier’s end zone interceptions don’t derail Mountaineers | WV MetroNews
It doesn’t bode too well for Will Grier’s Heisman hopes that his signature play against a team that has lost 42 consecutive Big 12 road games was a touchdown-saving tackle. But it was just that kind of a strange afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium.

No. 9 Mountaineers get sloppy win against Kansas, 38-22 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
For the second-consecutive week, the West Virginia University football team came away with a win while playing below the level many have become accustomed to seeing. For the second week in a row, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen left the stadium nursing a headache with more questions than answers about just how good his No. 9 Mountaineers can be after a 38-22 win against visiting Kansas on Saturday that should not have been as close as it was.

Grier has 4 TDs, 4 turnovers, No. 9 WVU beats Kansas 38-22 | ESPN
One messy game didn't diminish West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen's confidence in Heisman Trophy hopeful Will Grier.

The OvercomEERs: West Virginia gets past turnovers, Kansas | WV News
It could have been the greatest bit of role reversal since Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about Dr. Jekyll becoming the evil Mr. Hyde as West Virginia’s Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier suffered through his toughest game of the season but saved it from potential disaster by making the biggest play of the day... on defense.

WVU football: Offense was 'discombobulated' in the red zone | EerSports
You could have bounced around to a bunch of stadiums Saturday and collectively not witnessed the oddities that befell this football game at Mountaineer Field.

Still plenty of room for improvement for undefeated 'Eers | WV News
The good news for WVU senior receiver David Sills V after a sloppy 38-22 win over Kansas at Milan Puskar Stadium? The Mountaineers are 5-0. The better news? This team has room for considerable improvement, as evidenced by coughing up four turnovers and allowing the lowly Jayhawks to hang around until the fourth quarter.

Homecoming and a headache: Climb to 5-0 reveals more faults | WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor's column after West Virginia survived four turnovers and five sacks in a 38-22 win over Kansas.

WVU postgame notes: Big 12 streaks continue, more players score | EerSports
Facts and figures following WVU's win.

Grading West Virginia's 36-22 win over Kansas | WV News
West Virginia’s Homecoming crowd, dressed in its Gold Rush finest, was treated to a 38-22 Mountaineer victory over Kansas Saturday. Rated No. 9 nationally this week, WVU improved to 5-0. Let’s grade West Virginia’s effort.

Holgorsen not amused by Kansas' 'high school' fake punt call | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia Univesity football coach Dana Holgorsen was not very happy with a Kansas fake punt attempt in the second quarter.

Kansas shows takeaway defense against West Virginia | WV MetroNews
Kansas used some off-hand comments from West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and ran with it during their week of preparation leading into Saturday’s game.

No Pitts of despair: WVU’s Derrek Pitts makes most of late switch to safety | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s defense was down a starter for Saturday’s win over Kansas. Safety Toyous Avery, who started the first four games, sat out with an undisclosed injury. Fortunately for the Mountaineers, his replacement performed even better than Avery has this season.

Lineman Reese Donahue’s postgame proposal nets a ‘yes’ | WV MetroNews
Looking at the clock wind down in the fourth quarter, West Virginia defensive end Reese Donahue started to get a few butterflies in his stomach.

Best of Week 6: A Mountaineers marriage proposal | ESPN
A West Virginia defensive lineman proposes on the field after homecoming. Arkansas unveils a new Razorback monument (and a sad fan takes in an Alabama beating). And the UCF stare kid is profiled.

Grier after being hit on slide: ‘That’s fine — I’m in one piece’ | WV MetroNews
At the end of a third-down scramble, Will Grier saw tacklers closing in and made a feet-first slide. Nonetheless, Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen and another defender popped him as he hit the turf. Grier’s helmet came off and he stood with arms raised expecting a flag that never came.


Photo gallery: West Virginia hosts Kansas | WV MetroNews
Images from Saturday’s homecoming game at Mountaineer Field

PHOTOS: WVU Wins Ugly Over Kansas | EerSports
It was never pretty, with West Virginia turning the ball over four times, but the Mountaineers eventually pulled away for a 38-22 win over Kansas.