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West Virginia freshman CJ Donaldson has been named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week after his breakout performance in his first game at WVU.
Although he is listed as a tight end, Donaldson played running back for the Mountaineers in the Backyard Brawl and made the big impact that some thought he would be before the season began. The Miami, Florida, native had 125 yards and one touchdown on just seven rushes. His first carry as a Mountaineer went for 44 yards. He was also credited with the blocked punt that set WVU up for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Hopefully Donaldson can put up even bigger numbers in the Mountaineers’ upcoming games against Kansas and Towson.
It has been a topic of conversation for West Virginia football fans since Thursday night’s loss at Pitt: Did Neal Brown make the right decision to punt on fourth-and-one in the fourth quarter?
The #21 West Virginia women’s soccer team earned a win and a draw against two ranked opponents during its road trip to Auburn, Alabama.
After two losses on the road to regional rivals, the #18 West Virginia men’s soccer team is back at home against American tonight on ESPN+.
Around the Big 12
Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
#9 Oklahoma cruised in a 45-13 blowout over UTEP in the Sooners’ season opener.
The #12 Oklahoma State football team helped Mike Gundy earn his 150th coaching win, with a 58-44 victory over Central Michigan.
Around the NCAA
#5 Notre Dame kept it closer than people thought it would be, but #2 Ohio State got the win in the teams’ season opener.
An early lead helped #19 Arkansas defeat the #23 Cincinnati football team on Saturday.
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