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The Shotgun/Throwdown (11/14/18): New approach has West Virginia in range of the College Football Playoff

The Shotgun/Throwdown (11/14/18): New approach has West Virginia in range of the College Football Playoff

This year’s team is the culmination of a shift in style and approach, changes the Mountaineers embraced amid a run of middling success from 2014-16 that have come to define the program in Holgorsen’s eighth season. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football New approach on the field and off has West Virginia in range of the College Football Playoff | USA TodayWest Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen doesn’t watch the “reality TV,” as he puts it, that is...
The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs It’s the Trevon Wesco Show! There were certainly other plays to break down from West […]
The Smoking Musket Nov 13, 2018
West Virginia Remains #9 In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

West Virginia Remains #9 In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

The committee was not impressed with beating a bad TCU team The latest College Football Playoff rankings are out and....not a thing changed. This was expected given that the entire AP Top Ten held serve this weekend. The West Virginia Mountaineers come in at #9 in this week’s rankings. November 1️⃣3️⃣ #CFBPlayoff Rankings: . Ohio State // @OhioStateFB9️⃣. West Virginia // @WVUfootball8️⃣. Washington State // @WSUCougFB7️⃣. LSU // @LSUfootball— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 14, 2018 For the Mountaineers, this all confirms that a playoff...
The Smoking Musket Nov 13, 2018
Dana Holgorsen is on the Winning Side of the Transfer Game

Dana Holgorsen is on the Winning Side of the Transfer Game

While other teams and coaches suffer from losing transfer players, Holgorsen and the Mountaineers benefit from these transfers. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WV MetroNews – Gundy decries transfers as ‘snowflakes’ while Holgorsen builds an iglooOklahoma State coach Mike Gundy believes the increased number of transfer players is a cultural issue. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is glad to take them in. Sills V Named Biletnikoff Award...
Photo Gallery III: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

Photo Gallery III: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

Photo Gallery III: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Although a bit chilly, the bright and sunny conditions made for a […]
The Smoking Musket Nov 13, 2018
Big 12 Power Rankings Week 11: Status Quo Edition

Big 12 Power Rankings Week 11: Status Quo Edition

Despite some close finishes, not much changed this week as WVU remains on top. Power Rankings West Virginia University Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1)—TCU does not exactly have what I would call a high powered offense, but the Mountaineers clearly have one of the better defenses in the country and the offense has shown the Iowa State game to be an outlier. Oklahoma Sooners (9-1, 6-1)— I opined that I wasn’t sure that getting rid of Stoops alone would fix the Sooner defense. I was joking, but now I am not sure if I was right. Iowa State Cyclones (6-3, 5-2) — Without...
WVU Heads For Beach With Plenty of Questions

WVU Heads For Beach With Plenty of Questions

WVU Heads For Beach With Plenty of Questions One game — and one overtime loss to a solid Buffalo team went to the round of […]
The Smoking Musket Nov 12, 2018
WVU Men’s Soccer Selected for NCAA Tournament

WVU Men’s Soccer Selected for NCAA Tournament

The Mountaineers are back in the postseason for the first time in seven years. Despite a 3-1 loss to Akron in the Mid-American Conference Men’s Soccer Championship semifinals match, the West Virginia men’s soccer team was selected as an at-large bid in the Georgetown pod of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s soccer championship. The Mountaineers (13-6) will host LIU Brooklyn in the first round, on Thursday, Nov. 15. The Blackbirds (13-5-1) won the Northeast Conference tournament. The winner of this first-round matchup will travel to No. 13 seed Georgetown in the second round on Sunday,...
Holgorsen Monday: Will Grier’s Best Game, Run Game Improvement and OSU Lookahead

Holgorsen Monday: Will Grier’s Best Game, Run Game Improvement and OSU Lookahead

Holgorsen Monday: Will Grier’s Best Game, Run Game Improvement and OSU Lookahead Comparing the performances of West Virginia quarterback Will Grier can be difficult, given […]
The Smoking Musket Nov 12, 2018
Mountaineers can clinch Big 12 title game spot with a little help from the Longhorns

Mountaineers can clinch Big 12 title game spot with a little help from the Longhorns

The West Virginia University football team is in the driver’s seat for a spot in next month’s Big 12 championship game — keep winning and the Mountaineers have a place in the game. The rest of the pack, however, isn’t going away. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Mountaineers can clinch Big 12 title game spot this week with some help | Charleston Gazette-MailThe West Virginia University football team is in the driver’s seat for a spot in...
The Smoking Musket Nov 12, 2018
What I Think As West Virginia Demolishes The Horned Frogs and Eyes The Finish Line

What I Think As West Virginia Demolishes The Horned Frogs and Eyes The Finish Line

The Mountaineers have now put themselves in a position where they control their destiny. Don’t blow it. Dana Gets Payback For 2015 3 years ago #WVU lost to TCU and Baylor 102-48. WVU just beat TCU and Baylor 105-24.— West Virginia Take Me Home (@NiteStare) November 10, 2018 Back in 2015, the Big 12 looked to be in the midst of a renaissance. TCU Horned Frogs, Baylor Bears, Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys would all finish with double digit wins and ranked in the final rankings. West Virginia was dealt a death blow by the schedule committee when they forced the...
The Smoking Musket Nov 11, 2018
West Virginia Jumps Ohio State In Coaches Poll

West Virginia Jumps Ohio State In Coaches Poll

The Mountaineers continue to move up, this time jumping past a lackluster Buckeye team. The West Virginia Mountaineers used the worst beatdown in Gary Patterson’s history as TCU Horned Frogs head coach to leap frog, pardon the pun, past the Ohio State Buckeyes and land at number 7 in the coaches poll. The Buckeyes looked lackluster in their game against the Michigan State Spartans while the Mountaineers have looked like a team peaking at the right time. West Virginia checks in at No. 7️⃣ in each poll this week. #HailWV pic.twitter.com/2jxU1DOGB4— WVU Football (@WVUfootball)...
The Smoking Musket Nov 11, 2018
Defining West Virginia’s Path To the Big 12 Title Game

Defining West Virginia’s Path To the Big 12 Title Game

Four teams can make the title game, but the Mountaineers have a multitude of ways to reach their first Big 12 Championship The West Virginia Mountaineers set a goal at the start of the season: Win a Big 12 Championship and with two games left on the regular season schedule, that goal is very much attainable. There are three other teams with Big 12 Championship Game aspirations - Iowa St. Cyclones, Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. We’re going to break down the large amount of scenario’s that we can to help define the last three games of the season. West Virginia Mountaineers...
Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s 47-10 win over TCU kept the Mountaineers tied with Oklahoma […]
Quick Trio of WVU Touchdowns Drops TCU

Quick Trio of WVU Touchdowns Drops TCU

Quick Trio of WVU Touchdowns Drops TCU MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With 7:35 left to play in the second quarter, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier threw […]

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    Trevon Wesco

    The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – TCU Horned Frogs

  • Will Grier

    Will Grier

    Holgorsen Monday: Will Grier’s Best Game, Run Game Improvement and OSU Lookahead

  • Sagaba Konate

    Sagaba Konate

    Press Virginia “alive and well” as Konate adds three-pointer to his repertoire

  • Martell Pettaway

    Martell Pettaway

    Instant Recap: Will Grier and the West Virginia Mountaineers manhandle the Horned Frogs in Morgantown

  • Josh Sills

    Josh Sills

    Josh Sills Right At Home At West Virginia

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