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The Smoking Musket 15 hours ago

2014 College Football Week 8: Saturday's Top Touchdowns

From West Virginia to USC to Oregon, check out the best scores (as well as some of the best catches) of Week 8 compliments of Campus Insiders.
The Smoking Musket 16 hours ago

West Virginia Football Ranked For First Time Since 2012

WVU is ranked #22 by the sports writers, #25 by the coaches and #24 by the Sagarin computer model. After Saturday's big win over previously undefeated and #4 ranked (previously) Baylor. West Virginia football has officially re-entered both the AP and Coaches polls for the first time since week 10 of the 2012 season. AP Coaches Sagarin 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss 2 Florida State Florida State Alabama 3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Auburn 4 Alabama Alabama Mississippi State 5 Auburn Michigan State Florida State 6 Oregon Auburn Georgia 7 Notre...
The Smoking Musket 16 hours ago

WVU Fans Riot In Morgantown: It's Time For WVU Students To Grow Up

After West Virginia's big win over No. 4 Baylor, the student body got out of control. This behavior needs to stop. The WVU student body took to the streets last night to celebrate the Mountaineers big 41-27 win over the fourth ranked Baylor Bears and they did so in an embarrassing, unacceptable, and childish fashion. At around 10:30pm, things took a turn for the worst when pictures of large crowds of students on High Street and Grant Avenue started to spread around twitter. It only got worse from there. WPXI's Dave Bondy tweeted out this video at 12:44am that shows Morgantown Police...
The Smoking Musket 19 hours ago

Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Baylor Bears Edition

Post-game coverage of yesterday's game from all around the horn including: Recaps, features, Coach Holgorsen's press conferences, player and coaches interviews, video highlights, photo galleries and results from around the Big 12. Recaps and Features: Clint Trickett, West Virginia take down sloppy No. 4 Baylor - ESPNRecap, stats, photos, video, ets Bear Down! - WVU AthleticsRecap, stats, photos, video Mountaineers stun No. 4 Baylor - Charleston Daily Mail Defense carries Mountaineers past No. 4 Baylor 41-27 - Charleston Gazette West Virginia shocks No. 4 Baylor - Pittsburgh...
The Smoking Musket Oct 18, 2014

Video Highlights: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #4 Baylor Bears

The Mountaineers upset 4th ranked Baylor 41-27 at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday.
The Smoking Musket Oct 18, 2014

Big 12 Big Plays: Baylor Stunned By West Virginia Defense

Check out these defensive highlights that Campus Insiders shared with us.
The Smoking Musket Oct 18, 2014

Recap: Clint Trickett, Kevin White lead West Virginia to Upset of No. 4 Baylor, 41-27

WVU defeats No. 4 Baylor, the first win over a top five team in Morgantown since then-No. 3 Virginia Tech in October 2003. Clint Trickett threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns, while Kevin White caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns to lead West Virginia (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) to a 41-27 upset over No. 4 Baylor (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) Saturday in Morgantown. However, West Virginia started the game unceremoniously with Wendell Smallwood being unable to bring the opening kickoff past the 10 yard line, followed by a Clint Trickett sack-fumble that Bryce Petty quickly converted into...
The Smoking Musket Oct 18, 2014

WVU Football 2014 Chapter 7: Which One - Dougity Dog Video

Here's Doug's team pre-game video for the Baylor game.
The Smoking Musket Oct 18, 2014
West Virginia vs Baylor: Q & A With @TheSignalCaller

West Virginia vs Baylor: Q & A With @TheSignalCaller

Our good friend Jed Drenning stopped by for a quick Q & A as West Virginia gets set to take on the Baylor Bears. So sit back and let @TheSignalCaller drop some knowledge. The statistics are fearsome. The speed is impressive. The Baylor Bears are an offensive machine that leave destruction and broken hearts in their wake. They're fresh off making the formidable defense of the TCU Horned Frogs look foolish, coming back from 21 down in the last 11 minutes to win. Now they're coming to Morgantown with the Mountaineers set squarely in their sights. But maybe there's some reason for hope. We...
The Smoking Musket Oct 17, 2014

Campus Insiders Video: One-On-One With Dana Holgorsen - Baylor Preview

Here's this week's Campus Insiders interview with Coach Holgorsen giving his preview of the Baylor game.
The Smoking Musket Oct 17, 2014

West Virginia Mountaineers Football Trending In The Right Direction

After two years of struggling in the Big 12, the Mountaineers are finally showing progress. Former WVU and Florida State coach Bobby Bowden had a blueprint for building a program that was as follows: first you lose big, then you lose close, then you win close, and finally you win big. In 2011, the Mountaineers closed out the Big East by winning three closely contested games against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and South Florida they followed those wins with the big Orange Bowl victory against Clemson. When the Mountaineers started their 2012 inaugural Big 12 season by averaging 52 points a game...
The Smoking Musket Oct 17, 2014

Mountaineer Morning Links: Baylor Pre-Game (10/17/14) Edition

Baylor previews, Hoops debut tonight, weekend varsity action, recruiting, tailgate prep, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Harboe's Bear Beer, in preparation for Saturday's opponent. What You May Have Missed: Gold & Blue Now: Friday, Oct. 17 - WV MetroNewsJerry Hill of BaylorBears.com, discusses how he thinks Baylor can be beat. We also catch up with Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports, who grades the Big 12 as a conference through...
The Smoking Musket Oct 17, 2014

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears: Game Day Information, How To Watch, TV, Streaming, Radio, Gamewatches & More

Game day information: Game notes, tickets, TV, radio, parking, weather, etc. Game Day Vitals West Virginia Mountaineers (4-2, 2-1) vs. #4 Baylor Bears (6-0, 3-0) WVU Game Release WVU Game Day Information Series Record - Tied (1-1) Last season's result: WVU 42 Baylor 73 (October 5, 2013) Date - October 18, 2013 at Noon ET (FOX Gametrax link) Location - Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (60,000), Morgantown, WV Tickets - SOLD OUT Vegas Lines - Baylor (-7.5), O/U 80 Mountaineer Mantrip - approximately 9:40 am ET Gates Open - approximately 10:30 am ET Football Hall Of...
The Smoking Musket Oct 16, 2014

How Being A Playoff Committee Member Has Changed Oliver Luck

Campus Insiders shared this video of WVU Director of Athletics Oliver Luck discussing the College Football Playoff committee and how he approaches watching games now.
The Smoking Musket Oct 16, 2014
Week 8 College Football TV Schedule

Week 8 College Football TV Schedule

Here's how to watch all of the college football in week 8. WVU's game this week once again kicks off the Big 12 action. Of course that game is against the #4 ranked Baylor Bears at noon from Mylan Puskar Stadium on FOX Sports 1. Also at noon is an interesting matchup between #14 K State at #11 Oklahoma. That game is on ESPN. At 3:30 pm Kansas visits Texas Tech on FSN affiliates. At 4 pm is another matchup between ranked foes #15 Oklahoma St at #12 TCU on FOX Sports 1 (following our game). Then at 8 pm Iowa St. travels to Texas to take on the Longhorns the LHN/ESPN3. Thu, Oct 16,...
The Smoking Musket Oct 16, 2014
TSM Podcast - Texas Tech Recap / Baylor Preview with Ian Boyd and Rob Dougan

TSM Podcast - Texas Tech Recap / Baylor Preview with Ian Boyd and Rob Dougan

Smitty and WVUIE97 recap the Texas Tech win along with inviting SB Nation's Ian Boyd to preview the upcoming Baylor matchup. Plus, in Part 3, we have the most famous Pride member make our Big 12 picks for this week. THURSDAY AFTERNOON POD. WE BEAT TEXAS TECH. BUCKETS. Loading GW FG GOOD: By Josh Lambert #WVU 37 - #TTU 34 FINAL View on Instagram @-webkit-keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } @keyframes"dkaXkpbBxI"{ 0%{opacity:0.5;} 50%{opacity:1;} 100%{opacity:0.5;} } WE GOT TEXAS FIGHT IAN BOYD TO FILL US IN ON BAYLOR. PLUS, WE GOT THE...
The Smoking Musket Oct 16, 2014

The Smoking Musket College Pick 'Em Gauntlet Week 7 Results, Plus Staff Predictions For WVU vs Baylor

Join in on the fun! Even if you're new, there's plenty of time and chances to catch up.We're giving away a WVU Nike T-shirt at the end of the season to the overall winner. Plus, you can see how the staff thinks Saturday's WVU/Baylor game will go. We've got a horse race brewing! DWalk1217, JP Fanshawe and WV Moonshier are all tied!. Because it's a cumulative score game, you can always jump in late and catch up. Here are the top eleven (with ties): Here is the Week 7 breakdown: Official Rules (PDF document link) Our game, as in the past, will be hosted by Yahoo! Fantasy. GAME...
The Smoking Musket Oct 16, 2014

Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (10/16/14) Edition

Big 12 Media day coverage, Baylor previews, recruiting notes, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Harpoon Octoberfest Beer. What You May Have Missed: Gold & Blue Now: Thursday, Oct. 16 - WV MetroNewsBob Huggins talks about the state of his team thus far, from media day in Kansas City. We also catch up with David Ubben of Fox Sports as he breaks down the state of Big 12 football halfway through the season. Volleyball Falls to...
The Smoking Musket Oct 15, 2014

Big 12 Media Day Video: One-On-One With West Virginia's Juwan Staten

Campus Insiders is back with a video from the Big 12 Media Day for Men's Basketball. Here, our Juwan Staten gets interviewed.