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The Sunday Hangover: Recaps and Reactions from West Virginia’s 44-27 win over NC State

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The Mountaineers bounced back in incredible fashion against the Wolfpack on Saturday. Let’s see what the media is saying about the performance today.

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Recaps and Features

WVU turns the page in 44-27 rout of NC State | The DA
Following an ugly loss to Missouri last week, the West Virginia football team turned the page on Saturday afternoon, defeating NC State 44-27.

Kendall throws 2 TDs, West Virginia beats NC State 44-27 | ESPN
Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn't repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game

Mountaineers Win All Three Phases to Down NC State on Saturday | West Virginia University Athletics
Neal Brown is reteaching Mountaineer fans that there are more ways to winning college football games than by just trying to outscore the other team.

West Virginia offense rebounds to wax Wolfpack in 'defining moment' | WV MetroNews
West Virginia shook off its offensive cobwebs to blow past N.C. State in the second half.

WVU finds redemption in defining win | Blue Gold News
It was a game with many defining moments, West Virginia’s 44-27 victory over North Carolina State before 57,052 fans in Milan Puskar Stadium, a fitting climax to a week that became a defining moment to Mountaineer coach Neal Brown.

Unlikely win shows Mountaineers mettle and what may be to come | WV MetroNews
College football wouldn’t have reached the ripe old age of 150 years without providing a weekly reminder that it is crazy.

Mountaineers overcome notable absences | The Morgantown News
Coach Neal Brown promised changes this week for the North Carolina State game, but no one expected what took place.

West Virginia offensive line finally figures it out against N.C. State | WV MetroNews
When it was announced pregame that West Virginia starting guards Josh Sills and Mike Brown were both out of Saturday’s game against N.C. State, there likely wasn’t much confidence that this would be the week the Mountaineers’ offensive line was going to turn it around.

Patchwork offensive line leads WVU offense to best performance of the season | The DA
Losing two starters usually is not the way you would expect a football team’s offensive line to improve.

WVU's James sees practice pay off against NC State | The Morgantown News
Last week, following West Virginia’s ugly loss to Missouri, wide receiver Sam James said the Mountaineers would not win until they began playing together as a team.

Targeting on Norwood fair, but call tough on officials, Brown says | WV MetroNews
Mountaineers make-do without starting safety for three quarters, special teams comes up big again and young receivers shine.

What Neal Brown said after the win over N.C. State | EerSports
West Virginia Head Coach Neal Brown discusses the team's win over N.C. State.

Grading the Mountaineers: WVU vs. N.C. State | Blue Gold News
After West Virginia’s performance at Missouri last week, there didn’t appear to be a lot of reason optimism moving forward. But WVU performed well out of the gate and suddenly its enthusiasm kicked into high gear. West Virginia kept churning, outscoring its visitors 23-6 in the second half en route to a confidence-turning 44-27 victory. Here is how we graded the Mountaineers’ performance Saturday at the Wolfpack.

Visitors React to WVUs Win Over N.C. State | EerSports
Recruits react to WVU's win over N.C. State.

Photos

Photo Gallery: Top images from West Virginia's 44-27 win over N.C. State | WV MetroNews
A look at some of the best photos from West Virginia's win over North Carolina State

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