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The Sunday Hangover: Recaps and Reactions from No. 13 West Virginia’s huge win over No. 17 Texas

The Mountaineers stunned the Longhorns on Saturday with a game-winning two point conversion, let’s see what the media is saying about the performance today.

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Recaps and Features

West Virginia’s high-flying win puts Mountaineers’ Big 12 destiny in front of them | Sporting News
Dana Holgorsen never hesitated. Neither did Will Grier. And now, thanks to Grier’s clutch touchdown pass and Holgorsen’s gutsy 2-point call, West Virginia has a defined path to the Big 12 championship game

West Virginia rings in ‘Championship November’ with stirring finish | WV MetroNews
A season in the balance. Three yards to make two points. Who you gonna call?

West Virginia Wins a Thriller, 42-41 | West Virginia Athletics
This time, Will Grier's run into the end zone was successful – and all 10 digits on both hands came out of it intact.

Grier, Mountaineers slip past Texas 42-41 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Last year it was a scramble for the pylon that ended West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier’s season. On Saturday, a scramble for the pylon kept the Mountaineers’ hopes of a Big 12 championship alive.

Grier 2-point conversion run sends West Virginia over Texas | ESPN
The last time West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ran for the corner of the end zone against Texas, a dive resulted in a gnarly broken finger that ended his season.

West Virginia beats Texas on two-point conversion | SI.com
Plenty of drama unfolded in No. 13 West Virginia's 42–41 win over No. 15 Texas on Saturday.

HERTZEL COLUMN: A 16-second, two-point gamble ‘wildly, wonderfully’ paid off for WVU | Times West Virginian
This West Virginia football team, along with coach Dana Holgorsen, may just have carved out their place in Mountaineer lore on Saturday when it put its season — and maybe its coach’s job — on the line.

Will Grier scores miraculous two points to edge Texas 42-41 | Times West Virginian
In a game that defied description, Dana Holgorsen turned into a riverboat gambler and scored the biggest win of his coaching career, beating Texas on the Longhorns’ home field, 42-41, on the strength of a daring two-point conversion by quarterback Will Grier with 16-seconds left to play.

West Virginia Mountaineers' David Sills V draws taunting penalty for giving double Horns Down gesture against Texas Longhorns | ESPN
Former Texas coach Mack Brown said in 2012 that the Horns Down gesture was disrespectful, and apparently game officials Saturday thought the same thing when they flagged West Virginia receiver David Sills V for making the sign toward Longhorns fans.

WVU thought pregame assurance meant ‘horns down’ gesture wouldn’t be flagged | WV MetroNews
Inverting the iconic “Hook ‘Em Horns” gesture (going horns down) was popularized by old rivals Oklahoma and Texas A&M. When West Virginia’s senior leaders flashed it Saturday, things backfired. And flags flew.

Gibson thankful for Holgorsen’s guts after WVU’s rough defensive showing | WV MetroNews
The tension was palpable, riding through Darrel K. Royal-Memorial Stadium like an electric wave. The only guy in the building who wasn’t nervous? West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson, who was grateful head coach Dana Holgorsen elected to go for 2 after watching his unit’s worst performance of the year.

Will Grier comes up clutch in dramatic win over Texas | EerSports
WILL. GRIER. Really, that's all there is to say following No. 13 West Virginia’s last-second 42-41 win over No. 17 Texas.

WVU retrieves an old play to beat Texas | EerSports
When Will Grier dropped the pass into the grasp of Gary Jennings with 16 seconds to go and when Jennings planted a foot in the burnt orange in the back of the end zone, the fun was just beginning. No. 10 West Virginia was trailing No. 15 Texas 41-40, but not for long.

Running game finally breaks out in win at Texas | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia University running game has been somewhat of a weak link at times this season, but that was far from the case Saturday during the No. 12 Mountaineers’ 42-41 win at No. 15 Texas.

Heisman Trophy race: Will Grier, Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray | SI.com
Will Grier and West Virginia stunned Texas in a last-second victory in Austin, and Grier's heroics with a touchdown pass followed by a two-point conversion keeper for the win put him back in the national spotlight a few weeks removed from a nightmare showing against Iowa State.

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Photo gallery: West Virginia rallies past Texas, 42-41 | WV MetroNews
Images from Saturday’s game between West Virginia and Texas at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

PHOTOS: WVU and Texas in Wild Shootout | EerSports
Photos from WVU-Texas.

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