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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/4/18): Will Grier Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

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WVU quarterback Will Grier continues to receive praise after his career day against Tennessee in the season opener.

Tennessee v West Virginia Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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Grier named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
The accolades keep pouring in for WVU quarterback Will Grier following his outstanding performance in week one.

NOTEBOOK: Heisman contenders take 1st steps | Sports | wvnews.com
Here are how some of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy did during the first week of college football.

West Virginia linebacker Charlie Benton out for season - The Smoking Musket
Injuries on the defensive side continue to trouble WVU. This time it is linebacker Charlie Benton who started in the season opener against Tennessee, but will now be out for the remainder of the season.

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game: Post-Tennessee edition
Three Guys Before The Game is transitioning to producing two shows each week now that football season is underway. Listen in to this week's first episode where the season opener is discussed by Tony Caridi and the crew.

Monday Football Notebook - West Virginia Athletics
Hear what WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen had to say about the first week of football in this week's Big 12 Teleconference.

WVU notebook: Benton lost for season; four-man front successful | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
The four-man front showed signs of success for the Mountaineers in their season opener this past weekend.

West Virginia Football Recruiting: Parker Moorer selects the Mountaineers after their Belk College Kickoff win - The Smoking Musket
WVU picks up another commit following its solid win over Tennessee this past weekend in Charlotte.

Around the Big 12

Wolves beginning to howl in Austin | WVU SPORTS | wvnews.com
Tom Herman was brought into Austin to return Texas football into the college elite, but things are not going quite as planned for the Longhorns.

Big 12 football notes: QB injuries, rough outing, canceled game
The Big 12 had an interesting week one to start the college football season.

Big 12 notes: Opening week a mixed bag for conference | Don't Miss This | ottumwacourier.com
The Big 12 conference went 6-3 on the opening weekend. Some teams looked strong on offense, while others in the league faced injuries during their first games.

Around the NCAA

Notre Dame beats Michigan: 7 things we learned - SBNation.com
In an otherwise even battle, Notre Dame's Brandon Wimbush made all the difference.

Was this Florida State play a touchdown? FSU ruled just short vs. VT - SBNation.com
Florida State's Nyqwan Murray was ruled just short in this interesting play during the Seminoles' home opener against Virginia Tech. The location of Murray's shin prevented the Seminole touchdown.

At Miami, history is right there on the sidelines (and it’s yelling at you) - SBNation.com
At other football programs, alumni come back. At Miami, they never leave.

Eagles vs. Falcons: Why is Nick Foles, not Carson Wentz, starting Week 1? - SBNation.com
The Eagles will start Nick Foles Thursday night against the Falcons while Carson Wentz continues his recovery.

NFL Week 1: Bills will start Nathan Peterman over Josh Allen. Here’s why - SBNation.com
The Bills will have Nathan Peterman under center in Week 1 against the Ravens.

MLB playoffs 2018: Dodgers-Diamondbacks embodied tight NL West race - SBNation.com
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks played four hard fought close games over the weekend at Dodger Stadium, with LA winning three. Coupled with the Rockies, those three teams are poised for a wild September race to win the National League West.


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