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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/3/18): Will Grier named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week

Grier started the 2018 season off with a bang, and is receiving national recognition for his performance.

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Grier Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week | West Virginia Athletics
After throwing for a career-high 429 passing yards and tying his career high with five touchdowns, West Virginia quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week.

Top recruits on hand for WVU's season-opening win | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia put on quite a display on Saturday afternoon, manhandling Tennessee 40-14 much to the delight of Mountaineer fans. It wasn’t just tens of thousands of WVU’s faithful who got to enjoy the show in Charlotte, though. Several top recruits were in attendance at Bank of America Stadium for the season-opening win.

Award Winners for the Tennessee Game | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers' 40-14 win vs. Tennessee.

WVU's defense makes a statement versus UT | Charleston Gazette-Mail
While WVU quarterback Will Grier landed the headlines by throwing five touchdown passes for the fourth time in his career in the 40-14 win over Tennessee, the Mountaineer defense limited the Volunteers to 301 yards and the two scores.

WVU offensive position battles after Week 1 win over Tennessee | WV MetroNews
After scoring 40 points on only 61 plays in its opener, the offense for No.17 West Virginia garnered mostly positive evaluations Sunday.

WVU offense wins with some old-school looks | WV News
Dana Holgorsen promised it, a different-looking offense this season, and if what West Virginia did in the 40-14 victory over Tennessee in the 2018 season opener in Charlotte.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Suffers Loss to No. 1 Stanford | West Virginia Athletics
Unable to overcome a Stanford offense hitting .432, the West Virginia University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to the No. 1-ranked Cardinal in its final contest of the 2018 BYU Nike Invitational on Saturday evening, at the Smith Fieldhouse, in Provo, Utah

No. 11 Hoyas Edge No. 17 WVU | West Virginia Athletics
The No. 17-ranked West Virginia University women's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 11 Georgetown Sunday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Around the Big 12

Repeat of 2017 nightmare results in Maryland defeating Texas again, 34-29 | Burnt Orange Nation
The movie is all too familiar now and it’s a trash movie.

The SMO: There are no refunds for this snake oil | Burnt Orange Nation
Texas football is the closest you will ever come to time travel.

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners torch Owls, 63-14 | Crimson And Cream Machine
The defense made a statement while Kyler Murray and company put on an offensive clinic.

Baylor Beats Abilene Christian 55-27 | Our Daily Bears
The offense looked good; the defense needs to get better

Iowa State football game against South Dakota State cancelled due to extreme weather | Wide Right & Natty Lite
There are no immediate plans to reschedule.

Kansas falls in OT to Nicholls State | Rock Chalk Talk
Welp

Kansas State 27, South Dakota 24 - Isaiah Zuber keys big comeback | Bring On The Cats
And it still took a plinko off the crossbar to save the day.

TCU 55, Southern 7: That was fun! | Frogs O' War
TCU opened its 2018 season with a 55-7 throttling of the Southern Jaguars at Amon G. Carter Stadium Saturday.

Ole Miss football dominated Texas Tech, 47-27, to open the season | Red Cup Rebellion
Houston, Texas — now an annexation of Oxford city limits, drink it dry you guys.

Around the NCAA

THE TOP WHATEVER, in which UCF remains No. 1 until someone does something about it | SBNation
It’s the 2018 return of The Top Whatever, college football’s weekly ranking of only the teams that must be ranked.

Florida State coach Willie Taggart is ready to find out what happens after dream comes true | SBNation
How Taggart went from being ‘the third Harbaugh’ to landing the job he always wanted.

College football odds 2018: Betting lines and trends for the top games of Week 2 | SBNation
The TCU Horned Frogs are favored on the road at the SMU Mustangs on Friday night, while Clemson, Georgia, and Stanford are among the Saturday betting chalk.

LSU put a hidden-yardage special on Miami | SBNation
Week 1’s version of Sunday night football looked at times like a blowout, but don’t let appearances fool you.

TEXAS IS BACK to not being back, and all the other best stuff from college football Week 1 | SBNation
New turnover trophies, MOSSings, and much more.

Teams of the week: Oklahoma looked like a Playoff contender in disposing of FAU | SBNation
We’ve got one Week 1 game remaining, but here are your 10 most impressive performances so far.

Auburn-Washington showed exactly how important the red zone is | SBNation
The Huskies brought too many threes to a seven fight, while one play could give the Tigers the year’s best non-conference win.

10 times teammates made funny phrases with the last names on their jerseys | SBNation
Every time this happens, it's good. Here are eight recent college football examples, plus one from the NBA.

The Raiders Just Had a Historically Bad Cut-Down Day | The Ringer
They dumped Khalil Mack, gave up on a Martavis Bryant, and gave away a draft pick to restructure their backup quarterback situation around A.J. McCarron

How every NFL team can be better, according to these new advanced stats | SBNation
And here’s your advanced stats guide, updated every week by Bill C., to show you how.

The Royals and Orioles are awful, and they can teach us about baseball | SBNation
Four years ago, these two teams met in the ALCS. What happened?

Character Study: Can Jack Ryan Be the Hero in 2018? | The Ringer
John Krasinski is the latest actor to take on Tom Clancy’s "Boy Scout" CIA analyst—but it’s a strange time for the concept of Jack Ryan


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