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Dana Holgorsen Upset with WVU Offense and Iowa State Field Storming

Dana Holgorsen Upset with WVU Offense and Iowa State Field Storming

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen was not only disappointed with the Mountaineers’ offensive performance, he was also upset with the postgame celebration on the field. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WV MetroNews – Holgorsen expresses displeasure with ‘unprofessional’ Iowa State stormingWest Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is no fan of fans storming the field. Holgorsen voiced his displeasure with the thousands of Iowa State fans that rushed...
Oct 15, 2018
What I Think After Drinking Heavily Saturday Night

What I Think After Drinking Heavily Saturday Night

I’m not sure where we go from here at this point. This was an extremely hard article for me to write. Normally, I sit down Sunday night to write about the game on Saturday and the words just flow through my hands. I don’t really have many thoughts as I just expound upon what comes from my fingers. I’ve agonized on what to say today because I’m at a loss. Losing 30-14, in Ames, Iowa with Will Grier back as a fifth year senior, his third year in your program, is just......unacceptable. We all saw it coming Throughout the week, every fan I spoke to and every fan page I visited talked...
Oct 14, 2018
Time is a Flat Circle: Coordinator Loyalty and the Crossing of the Rubicon

Time is a Flat Circle: Coordinator Loyalty and the Crossing of the Rubicon

Coordinator loyalty could spell the end of an era for a second straight Mountaineer head coach. We’ve been here before. It’s not fun. But the path forward is clear, and Dana Holgorsen should know. He’s been on the other side. Generally, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it and with a bye week ahead of West Virginia, Holgorsen could stand to learn from his own coaching story arc. Eight years ago, West Virginia football stood on a similar crossroads. Jeff Mullen was the architect of two straight squandered seasons in which the most talented team in a watered down...
Oct 14, 2018
West Virginia Is Still A Top 15 Team

West Virginia Is Still A Top 15 Team

We fall but not that far Following their butt kicking at the hands of the Iowa St. Cyclones, the West Virginia Mountaineers fall from 6th to 13th in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll. Saturday, for the second time in two weeks saw eight different top 25 teams lose. This week four different top ten teams lost: #2 Georgia Bulldogs, #6 West Virginia, #7 Washington Huskies and #13 Penn State Nittany Lions.
Oct 14, 2018
Week 7 Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

Week 7 Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

Another crazy weekend in college football as eight different top 25 teams lose, including four different top 10 teams. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide 39, Missouri Tigers 10 Tua Tagovailoa, the presumed 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, played his worst game, throwing 10 incompletions and the Tide needed the 2nd quarter to put the game away. #13 LSU Tigers 36, #2 Georgia Bulldogs 16 They call it Death Valley for a reason. LSU rushed for nearly 300 yards and Joe Burrow continued to be every LSU QB, just good enough. #3 Ohio State Buckeyes 30, Minnesota Gophers 14 Dwayne Haskins throws for 400 yards and...
Oct 14, 2018
Big 12 Roundup and Recap: The Big 12 Runs Through Austin, Texas

Big 12 Roundup and Recap: The Big 12 Runs Through Austin, Texas

There is one team who is unbeaten in conference play and now, the road to the Big 12 goes through Austin. Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2, 2-1) 17, TCU Horned Frogs (3-3, 1-2) 14 It’s become clear that Kliff Kingsbury is coming into his own, and we’ve got ourselves a football team. The first half was about as terrible as we’ve seen as Tech fans, but we dialed it up once again in the second half. David Gibbs deserves a ton of credit because Shawn Robinson was under constant pressure and never could find a rhythm. Meanwhile, the Frogs couldn’t manage to keep our offense under wraps for...
Oct 14, 2018
Will Grier’s Heisman Chances Sacked In Ames

Will Grier’s Heisman Chances Sacked In Ames

His chances were dwindling but this game sealed the fate of the West Virginia signal caller While I fully understood that the Heisman Trophy was Tua Tagovailoa’s to lose at this point, I kept asking all week “How can you just award it to a player who has such inferior stats?”. Yes, he hasn’t played the fourth quarter but his team being a literal death star does not mean that he is. I argued that Dwayne Haskins of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Will Grier of the West Virginia Mountaineers should remain in the conversation because they were pulling their teams to their records while...
Oct 13, 2018
West Virginia soundly outplayed, loses first game in 2018

West Virginia soundly outplayed, loses first game in 2018

The Mountaineers did not look like the team that came into Saturday 5-0. West Virginia played 314 minutes, 47 seconds of football in 2018 without trailing. However, David Montgomery strolled into the endzone with 13 second left in the first quarter and WVU spent the rest of the game against Iowa State playing catch-up, a game that ultimately ended in the team’s first loss of the season. The Mountaineers (5-1, 3-1) were thoroughly defeated on all three sides of the ball by the Cyclones (3-3, 2-2) on Saturday night in Ames, Iowa. The much-praised offense only notched nine first downs in...
Oct 13, 2018
Instant Recap: West Virginia Gets Outclassed In Ames, Falls To Iowa State 30-14

Instant Recap: West Virginia Gets Outclassed In Ames, Falls To Iowa State 30-14

Burn it all down Goodbye blemish free record. Goodbye any remaining Hesiman hopes. Goodbye, Jake Spavital (hopefully). The West Virginia Mountaineers just got dominated in every way by the Iowa St. Cyclones, and the sky may literally be falling. West Virginia’s offense produced the lowest number of yards since the 1995 season, according to Chris Anderson of EerSports.com. #WVU currently has 147 yards of offense. That would be the lowest since 1995. Yes, worse than any game in the Chugunov Era, the Millard-Childress Combo in 2013, and the 2001 team that went 3-8 and had Brad Lewis throw...
Oct 13, 2018
No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones live game thread, updates and more

No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones live game thread, updates and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers #DEFENDTHECAN against the Cyclones in Ames. When, Where, and How To Watch When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00PM ET Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa How to Watch: FS1 and Fox Sports GO Our Previews #Content Game Notes This is the seventh meeting between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Iowa St. Cyclones. West Virginia holds a 5-1 series record, with the last meeting ending in a 20-16 Mountaineer win over the Cyclones. West Virginia is converting 57 percent (33/58) of its third-down attempts, ranking No. 1 in...
Oct 13, 2018
WATCH: Official West Virginia Hype Video vs Iowa State

WATCH: Official West Virginia Hype Video vs Iowa State

The Mountaineers are getting warmed up for today’s game. Check out the hype video they watched before heading to the field. Credit: WVU Football LET’S GOOOOO!
Oct 13, 2018
Staring Down the Musket at the Iowa State Cylones

Staring Down the Musket at the Iowa State Cylones

We've got a long day of waiting ahead of us, so buckle up for some Q&A with Levi from WRNL. What does Brock Purdy bring to the table that seems to have taken the Cyclone offense to another level last week in Stillwater? Without a doubt, Purdy’s mobility was the key to the offensive explosion last week. Kempt and Noland are both perfectly capable of being effective Big 12 quarterbacks, but both tend to be statues in the pocket. Purdy is a true dual-threat quarterback, which allows the coaches to run tons of RPOs with jet actions from slot receivers, which creates a lot of pre-snap motion....
Oct 13, 2018
THE PREGAMER: A Graphical Preview of West Virginia vs. Iowa State

THE PREGAMER: A Graphical Preview of West Virginia vs. Iowa State

We’ve got ourselves a little night time Riot Bowl today. LET’S PREGAME! Riot Bowl By Michael Miller “On the plus side, there were no rioters in sight but on the minus side this was probably because everywhere I looked was on fire.” - Ben Aaronovitch We’ve had a lot of people ask us why this annual matchup between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Iowa State Cyclones has been dubbed The Riot Bowl, so I figured now would be as good of a time as any talk about why this game is actually college football’s best rivalry not acknowledged by either...
Oct 13, 2018
How to Watch/Listen/Stream West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones

How to Watch/Listen/Stream West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones

GET UP! IT’S GAMEDAY! The Mountaineers are in Ames to take on the Cyclones in the 2018 edition of The Riot Bowl, and here’s everything you need to know about how to watch/listen. How to Watch the West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Time: 7:00PM ET Location: Jack Trice “Don’t Call Me Milan Puskar” Stadium, Ames, Iowa TV: FS1 TV Crew: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, and Holly Sonders Cable: Check your local listing DirecTV: 219 Dish: 150 Online Streaming: Fans can stream the game on FOX Sports Go, but will need a valid subscription. Radio: Click HERE for a complete list...
Oct 12, 2018
Week 7 Watch List

Week 7 Watch List

Your viewing guide to a long day of watching college football. Week 7 of the 2018 college football season has an afternoon full of high-profile matchups. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be drama in the other games. Here’s a rundown of games that should pique the interest of WVU fans. Noon: Oklahoma State @ Kansas State, 12:00 PM, ESPNU This is the only conference game of note at this time slot. The Cowboys (4-2) have been disappointing after a hot start, but the Wildcats (2-4) need a win to give itself a real shot at bowl eligibility after a loss to Baylor. Drink everytime K-State...