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Mountaineer defense among the Big 12's best so far | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia University offense received a lot of justified high praise through roughly the first month of the 2018 college football season, but over the last few weeks the Mountaineer defense has proven over and over again that this WVU team is far from one-sided.
WVU defensive coordinator Gibson: "We could have played until tomorrow and they weren't scoring on our 1s" | WV News
Let's just say that when Kansas coach David Beaty gets fired — and with a 5-37 record at the school, that is simply a reality waiting to happen, especially with a new athletic director on board — he probably shouldn't waste the time sending a resume to West Virginia.
Grier 3rd in Heisman race | WV News
If winning counts when it comes to the Heisman Trophy race, then West Virginia's Will Grier got a leg up on Oklahoma's Kyler Murray on Saturday. However, the way Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa is going, he's not only liable to win the Heisman Trophy but the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and maybe even win a place on the United States Supreme Court.
Local players among targets for WVU football | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Saturday saw over a dozen recruits visit campus to take in West Virginia’s win over Kansas. Among the contingent were a handful of in-state and other local recruits that were in prime position for preferred walk-on offers from the Mountaineers. One of them, South Charleston linebacker Drew Joseph, accepted his offer while on the visit.
Award Winners for the Kansas Game | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers' 38-22 win against Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 6.
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St. Georges Wills No. 16 WVU to Win | West Virginia Athletics
Late-game heroics from senior defender Bianca St. Georges pushed the No. 16-ranked West Virginia University to a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Texas Sunday afternoon in front of 2,081 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Around the Big 12
IS TEXAS BACK? The updated tracker after the Longhorns beat Oklahoma | SBNation
A historical field guide to figuring out whether UT has returned.
Mike Stoops out as Oklahoma defensive coordinator | ESPN
Mike Stoops is out as Oklahoma's defensive coordinator on the heels of the Sooners' 48-45 loss on Saturday to Texas, multiple sources confirmed.
Mike Stoops fired as Oklahoma defensive coordinator, finally | SBNation
It’s been a long time coming. Former ECU coach Ruffin McNeill will replace Stoops as coordinator for now.
Who is Ruffin McNeill, Oklahoma’s new defensive coordinator? | SBNation
Probably a good choice!
Around the NCAA
New bowl projections, with *2* Power 5 conferences missing the Playoff ... again | SBNation
Here are picks for all 40 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff.
THIS WEEK IN SCHADENFREUDE, it was a horrific weekend to be a Stoops | SBNation
Your weekly tour through the most devastated in college football internet visits two Stoops-afflicted fan bases, one of which actually got its wish.
The Top Whatever: Notre Dame’s really good *and* pretty lucky | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall’s weekly ranking of only the college football teams that really must be ranked at this time.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is finally a College Football Playoff contender in October | ESPN
Notre Dame is still undefeated, and the schedule looks passable the rest of the way. So if the Irish are in the College Football Playoff, who's out?
The College Football Empires Map, where Florida is now the land leader | SBNation
Each week, victorious college football teams take control of all the land previously gained by their opponent.
College football has fewer undefeated teams than usual at this point | SBNation
Let’s appreciate the teams that’ve made it this far.
I’ve never seen anything like Tua Tagovailoa’s stats | SBNation
Compare his first six games to the best six games of recent Heisman winners.
Gus Malzahn’s unbelievable buyout shows Auburn ain’t firing him any time soon | SBNation
Firing Malzahn this year would cost Auburn $32 million. Put another way: It’s not happening.
The Browns finally won a Sunday game, but not without plenty of drama | SBNation
In their third overtime game of the year, the Browns beat the Ravens ... barely.
Jerry Jones was right about the Cowboys’ terrible 4th-down decision | SBNation
Jason Garrett made a bad decision that cost the Cowboys the game. The owner is not happy about it.
The 11 best and 5 worst moments from Sunday in NFL Week 5 | SBNation
Odell Beckham and Patrick Mahomes were great. Mason Crosby and Blake Bortles were decidedly not.
UFC 229 brawl video: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor melee from all angles | MMA Fighting
Watch the brawl between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s teams at the T-Mobile Arena following UFC 229.
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