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

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The Mountaineers dominated the Wildcats in their Big 12 conference opener, let’s see what the media is saying about the performance today.

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Recaps and Features

Grier throws 5 TDs, No. 12 WVU rocks Kansas State 35-6 | ESPN
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isn't worried about quarterback Will Grier being overwhelmed by the attention and pressure that comes with being a Heisman Trophy candidate. Grier has thrown far too many passes. Played in far too many games. Diagnosed far too many defenses to let the hype train get in his head.

Grier's Passing Leads to Another Blowout Victory | West Virginia Athletics
Will Grier sure knows how to throw touchdown passes. The Heisman Trophy contender tossed five of them this afternoon in leading 12th-ranked West Virginia to a 35-6 victory over Kansas State today at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Mountaineers pound K-State 35-6 to open Big 12 play | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier and receiver David Sills torched the Big 12 last season and were both honored as preseason All-Americans by the Associated Press. Either Kansas State didn’t get the memo or there was nothing the Wildcats could do to stop it.

Mountaineers like their chances after K-State win | EerSports
There were times in the past -- and let's be honest and frame this as the "not-too-distant past" -- when West Virginia would have done what it did Saturday against Kansas State and had a harder time that what was witnessed in a 35-6 win.

Postgame notes: WVU vs. Kansas State | EerSports
Facts and figures from Saturday's win.

No shame in the fade when it's Grier to Sills for Mountaineers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
More often than not, fade passes thrown at the goal line are not going to work. Sure, they do come through on occasion, but when a team in on the cusp of the end zone and the quarterback lofts the ball to a corner in hopes a receiver can get on the other end of the pass, it works far less often than it doesn’t. Don’t tell that to WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen, however. Not as long as he has Will Grier throwing the ball and David Sills catching it.

WVU gets win over Kansas State in Morgantown | WV Illustrated
It was the first day of fall, the first game of Big 12 play. With perfect weather and the stadium striped, 59,249 fans brought their electric energy to Milan Puskar Stadium as Will Grier and the Mountaineers faced off against the Kansas State Wildcats.

Grier, defense show way for WVU in Big 12 opener | WV News
West Virginia returned to the football field Saturday after an unwanted off week but did not miss a beat as Will Grier bombarded Kansas State with five touchdown passes and the defense smothered the Wildcats offense in a 35-6 victory before 59,245 fans at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Defense making the difference | WV News
There is something happening here that makes this season seem different than others for West Virginia, a certain something that offers a reason to believe that this may not just be a fast start for a Mountaineer team but instead something that it can ride through the easy early sledding into the avalanche of tough games that are stacked up at the end. That something is D-E-F-E-N-S-E.

Grading the Mountaineers' 35-6 win over Kansas State | WV News
The bar continues to be so high for West Virginia’s 2018 football team that even a 35-6 thrashing of Kansas State, a team that came to Morgantown holding a 4-2 record against WVU in recent times, leaves all Mountaineers still wanting slightly more.

Photos

Photos: WVU Blows Out Kansas State to Open Big 12 Play | EerSports
Photos from WVU-Kansas State

Photo gallery: West Virginia hosts K-State | WV MetroNews
Images from Saturday’s game between No. 12 West Virginia and K-State.

GALLERY: WVU defeats Kansas State, 35-6 | WV News
Photos from West Virginia's win over Kansas State

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