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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/14/18): Could lost game have impact on West Virginia’s playoff chances?

WVU players understood the gravity of the situation, though the football-half of their brains couldn’t help but entertain some what-ifs.

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A nice problem to consider? Lost game could impact West Virginia’s CFP chances | WV MetroNews
Players understood the gravity of the situation, though the football-half of their brains couldn’t help but entertain some what-ifs.

WVU gets 3rd offensive lineman commitment | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The old saying is nothing good happens after midnight, but that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to recruiting.

West Virginia defense stopping plays before they can get started | WV MetroNews
Last season, opponents had little trouble reaching the end zone against West Virginia’s defense, which ranked 90th nationally with 31.5 points per game allowed.Through the first two games of 2018, opponents are having trouble just getting to the line of scrimmage. The Mountaineers are officially credited with 21 tackles for loss, which ranks fifth in the nation.

Stewart aims to come up big for Mountaineer defense | Charleston Gazette-Mail
JoVanni Stewart’s appearance with the starters last week in West Virginia University’s football game against visiting Youngstown State came as a surprise to most, but the real surprise was where he lined up.

HERTZEL COLUMN: TCU, OSU game should capture attention of Gee | Times West Virginian
Just because West Virginia’s game at North Carolina State - scheduled for this weekend - was canceled due to Hurricane Florence’s arrival on the coastline between North and South Carolina, it does not mean the Mountaineers don’t have a hand in one of the biggest football weekends for the conference.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Find Offensive Spark | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University women's soccer team earned a near-perfect win tonight, denying Boston University a shot in a 4-0 victory at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Piatczyc Back and Better Than Ever | West Virginia Athletics
A year after an injury delayed his senior season, West Virginia men's soccer midfielder Joey Piatczyc has cemented his name atop the WVU record books.

Mountaineers Return to the WVU Coliseum | West Virginia Athletics
Following two consecutive weeks on the road, the West Virginia University volleyball team returns to the WVU Coliseum this weekend to wrap up the bulk of its nonconference schedule, as the squad plays host to Morehead State, Penn and Wake Forest in the 2018 Mountaineer Classic, from Sept. 14-15, in Morgantown.

Around the Big 12

Spotlight week in Big 12 with Power Five foes looming | Charleston Gazette-Mail
David Beaty has beaten precisely one Power Five opponent in three-plus seasons at Kansas, and that was a nip-and-tuck overtime victory over downtrodden Texas a couple years ago.

Two programs that really have a lot of experience at football are playing each other.

TCU alums finally claim 2011 Ohio State billboard prank | ESPN
After a Rose Bowl victory following the 2010 season, these fans put up 20 billboards around Columbus after OSU president E. Gordon Gee said TCU was only undefeated because they played "Little Sisters of the Poor."

Around the NCAA

What college football’s Week 3 top-25 scores mean, updated all weekend | SBNation
Keeping track of all the ranked games, Playoff committee-style.

Spread picks for every college football game in 2018’s Week 3 | SBNation
LSU’s got a statement opportunity against Auburn, TCU tries to stop a runaway train at Jerry World, and everything else from Week 3.

Florida’s still paying CSU for Jim McElwain, including huge $$$ for their 2018 game | SBNation
The Gators agreed to pay CSU $7 million for Jim McElwain, including a $2 million game contract for 2018’s Week 3.

Absurd college football game is one of the wildest offensive games ever | SBNation
This record-breaking exhibition might have broken even more records if the NCAA had different counting policies.

Arizona State Sun Devils Herm Edwards off to a fast start | ESPN
Herm Edwards came to Arizona State with a plan to "create chaos." After a 2-0 start including a win over Michigan State, it's time we start taking him seriously.

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