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The Shotgun/Throwdown (12/27/18): West Virginia preparing to face another mobile quarterback in Camping World Bowl

The Mountaineers are preparing to face Syracuse and senior quarterback Eric Dungey this week.

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WVU football: Mountaineers prepare for another mobile quarterback in Camping World Bowl | WVU Gameday |
West Virgina is tasked with stopping a running quarterback in Friday’s Camping World Bowl. The Mountaineers have faced the best in the country in OU's Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, but Syracuse senior Eric Dungey is no slouch.

WATCH: Coach Gibson, Mountaineers preview Camping World Bowl
Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson and select Mountaineers preview WVU football's Camping World Bowl match up against Syracuse.

Players Media Session - West Virginia University Athletics
Senior wide receiver Dominique Maiden and senior defensive lineman Ezekiel Rose of the WVU football team met with the media yesterday.

WVU hopes new quarterback Jack Allison can hit the right note in bowl game | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Will Grier's job as the starter is expected to go to redshirt sophomore Jack Allison, a transfer from Miami, with freshman Trey Lowe III also contending for playing time.

WVU down to seven linebackers with no redshirt rule to help
WVU will have to wait a bit longer for more help.

WV MetroNews – Camping World Bowl notes: Wickline’s time to shine; OC Holgorsen praised
Jack Allison isn't the only Mountaineer filling big shoes, plus other notes as West Virginia prepares for the Camping World Bowl.

Syracuse-West Virginia: Camping World Bowl prediction, preview, time, TV channel |
#16 West Virginia plays #20 Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl on Friday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Camping World Bowl: With SU’s Robinson Out, Now What? - West Virginia University Athletics
News out of Syracuse earlier this week that top pass rusher Alton Robinson will not play in this year's Camping World Bowl game against West Virginia could significantly impact how the Mountaineers deal with the Orange defense.

Around the Big 12

Oklahoma Playoff preview 2018: How CFB’s most dazzling show works -
Oklahoma’s offense isn’t just the best in college football this year. It might be the best of the whole Playoff era. The answer isn’t just "by having Kyler Murray."

Kyler Murray ‘under the weather’: Orange Bowl’s latest QB health issue -
It doesn’t sound too serious at this point, and his teammates think he’s fine.

Kansas once more favored to win 15th straight Big 12 title | WVU Gameday |
There have been plenty of times over the past 14 years that Kansas was supposed to have a tough test in the Big 12, only for the Jayhawks to emerge on top.

Matt Tait: Big 12 men's basketball race far from a foregone conclusion |
With the #5 Kansas men’s basketball team now less than a week away from the actual start of its run toward a 15th consecutive Big 12 title, the conference’s list of true challengers has basically been divided right down the middle.

Around the NCAA

Alabama Playoff preview 2018: Don’t ever forget Quinnen Williams -
For the first time in a long time, defense isn’t the Crimson Tide headliner. But a disruptive force leads this elite group regardless.

Clemson Playoff preview 2018: As scary as ever -
We knew the Tigers’ defense would be incredible this year. But nobody could have known the offense would bounce back like this.

Notre Dame Playoff preview 2018: Clutch defense leads the way -
The experienced Irish make you work for every yard, and they are at their best in the shadow of their own goalposts.

College Football Playoff 2018 tale of the tape: Picks, matchups, and more -
The S&P+ system shows each team’s biggest matchup advantages against its semifinal opponent and its potential National Championship foes, too.

Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson could help your college football team -
He was quite arguably the best quarterback in the city of Buffalo this season, even if that’s not saying a whole lot.

First Responder Bowl canceled: FAQs on Boise State-BC no contest -
Boise State and Boston College went into a delay with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter, but they did not resume playing.

The best and worst Christmas Day NBA sneakers -
All the NBA Christmas sneakers in one place.

NBA All-Star Game 2019 voting is open. Here’s our very early ballot -
2019 NBA All-Star voting is now open, which means it’s time to pick the starters.

The Rams might’ve solved their offensive slump in time for the playoffs -
The Rams consistently used 12 personnel for the first time all year, and it paid off.

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