The West Virginia Mountaineers Don’t Play Today, But Let’s Watch Football Together Anyway

Let’s get through this bye week together the best way we can; by watching other teams play and laughing at their misfortunes. The Mountaineers are on a bye today, and it sucks. Bye weeks are the absolute worst, especially this early in the season. It’s like a cruel joke played on us by the football gods. We wait months for West Virginia football to return, and when it does it’s...
Via The Smoking Musket
8 days ago

West Virginia's Ground Game To Be Tested By The BYU Cougars

West Virginia's rushing attack has proved to be pretty potent this season, but the Mountaineers face a surprisingly stingy Cougar defense that has kept both of it's foes to three scores this season. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football: WVU ground game to be tested...
Via The Smoking Musket
9 days ago

WVU Hoops Report: Huggins Gives Updates, Plus Some Recruiting News & More

Here's some updates and recruiting info on the WVU hoops team. Even though everyone is in full-football mode right now, basketball season really isn't that far away. And though the Mountaineers ended last season in embarrassing fashion and lost some key pieces, there's still some really exciting potential with this roster. Last Wednesday Huggins spoke with Tony Caridi and Greg...
Via The Smoking Musket
9 days ago

Bye Week Preview: One of the Ones Where West Virginia Doesn’t Play

Time to take a look at some of the games this weekend that somewhat affect the Mountaineers Unfortunately, everyone in Mountaineer nation will have to wait another week to see the first real test of the season. We waited so long for football and after two relatively easy tests and now we have to wait a little longer for WVU’s first real test of the season. Luckily, we’ve...
Via The Smoking Musket
10 days ago

West Virginia enters bye week hoping to fix defensive lapses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) The disgusting tone from West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson will resonate through a bye week after his players gave up three touchdowns to an FCS team. Gibson declared ''we can't tackle'' following West Virginia's 38-21 win over Youngstown State on Saturday. With no game this week, he's getting an early start on figuring out a way to corral...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 A Far Cry From 2015 For The Big 12 Conference

Three Big 12 teams were still undefeated going into November last season and four other teams got into conference play before suffering their first losses. Only two weeks into this season, the Big 12 has just three teams without a loss. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. ...
Via The Smoking Musket
10 days ago

Dana Holgorsen Doesn't Want All Of West Virginia's Focus To Be On BYU

While Holgorsen will introduce BYU to his team this week, the Mountaineer head coach wants his players to focus on making progress more so than its next opponent. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football: Holgorsen doesn't want all of team's focus on BYU | The Exponent...
Via The Smoking Musket
11 days ago

West Virginia QB Skyler Howard earns national player of the week honor

West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Skyler Howard has picked up a national honor for his standout performance in Week 2 of the 2016 college football season. On Tuesday, it was announced that Howard has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week. Howard earned the honor after leading the Mountaineers to a 38-21 victory over Youngstown State. In that...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago

Mountaineers Still Outside of Top 25 in Both Polls

The Mountaineers have lots of ground to make up if they want to be ranked again. Rank AP USA Today 1 Alabama (56) Alabama (62) 2 Florida State (4) Florida State (1) 3 Ohio State Clemson (1) 4 Michigan (1) Ohio State(1) 5 Clemson Michigan 6 Houston Stanford 7 Stanford Houston 8 Washington Michigan State 9 Wisconsin Washington 10 Louisville Louisville...
Via The Smoking Musket
12 days ago

Five best performances of college football Week 2

Each and every week, players across the nation step up and put on a display. More often than not, they are the popular names from the college football world — Heisman hopefuls, stars from Power 5 school or up-and-comers. But that’s not always the case. Every now and then, a few surprises find their way to the surface with career performances. Players become household names and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kickoff Time Announced For West Virginia Vs. BYU

We've got an afternoon game in DC next weekend! The Mountaineers will be taking on the BYU Cougars in Landover, MD on next Saturday afternoon. You can still get tickets here. The game will be televised by ESPN2 or ESPNU at 3:30 PM ET. The #WVU-BYU game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 24 on either ESPN2 or ESPNU | https://t.co/kR3eSe483i pic.twitter.com/gee3dhgff8 —...
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13 days ago

WATCH: Building Mountaineer Football - WVU vs. VT 2002

Two big defensive stops late in the 4th quarter gave the Mountaineers an upset win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2002.

Officials Got The Call Right On Daikiel Shorts’ Touchdown Grab

Ok, so even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. With nine minutes and twenty-six seconds remaining in the third quarter on Saturday, and West Virginia tied with Youngstown State at fourteen points, Mountaineer quarterback Skyler Howard found Daikiel Shorts in the back left of the end zone on a beautiful fade route to put West Virginia back on top. On the field, the...
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14 days ago

Highlights From West Virginia’s 38-21 Victory Over Youngstown State

Check out all the top plays from the Mountaineers’ victory over the Penguins. Video courtesy of WVU Football
Via The Smoking Musket
15 days ago

Howard throws 5 TDs, W. Virginia beats Youngstown St. 38-21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Skyler Howard tied a career high with five touchdown passes, leading West Virginia to a 38-21 win over Youngstown State on Saturday. The Mountaineers (2-0) broke the game open with 24 unanswered points after falling behind 14-7 early in the second quarter. Youngstown State (1-1) appeared to wear down in the second half on a hot day. The Penguins punted...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers Hold Off Youngstown State 38-21

AIN’T NO UPSETS HAPPENING HERE TODAY On a Saturday filled with a few upsets, and even more close calls, the West Virginia Mountaineers were able to avoid the trap set by Bo Pelini and Youngstown State, putting the Penguins away in the second half. Ka’Raun White scored his first career touchdown to put West Virginia on the board in the first quarter, but a sluggish start to the...
Via The Smoking Musket
15 days ago

Youngstown QB Davis gets big chance against West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) To understand Youngstown State quarterback Ricky Davis' motivation to play West Virginia, take a peek at his cell phone. His screensaver counts down the days until the Penguins (1-0) meet the Mountaineers (1-0). Time's up. Saturday's game will be Youngstown State's annual chance - and Davis' first as a starter - to upend a Bowl Subdivision opponent. ''We...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football Thread Alert: Mountaineers Go Old School

The fans have been clamoring for the school known for wearing the Old Gold and Blue to actually wear it. They will finally get their wish. Rivals columnist Keenan Cummings has suggested that the West Virginia Mountaineers may finally wear the color combination fans have been clamoring for. The single most classic look of West Virginia football is blue helmets, blue jerseys and gold...
Via The Smoking Musket
16 days ago

WATCH: Life As A Mountaineer: Skyler Howard

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at senior quarterback Skyler Howard. Life As a Mountaineer is courtesy of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

West Virginia Football: A Look At Not So Official Stats Heading Into Week Two

Direct from the booth at Milan Puskar Stadium, one of our newest staff members take you inside for a look at the statistical side of the game. In terribly non journalistic fashion, let me quickly introduce myself. I am a lifelong Mountaineer fan, born and raised in West Virginia. I am a trained journalist with an interest in statistics and data (I wouldn’t think of myself as a...
Via The Smoking Musket
17 days ago

Redshirt freshman Colton McKivitz the next man up for West Virginia's offensive line

With the loss of Yodny Cajuste to an ACL injury, the good news is that McKivitz is already ahead of the curve. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football: WVU moves on with Colton McKivitz on offensive line | Charleston Gazette-MailAs WVU attempts to move on after losing...
Via The Smoking Musket
19 days ago

West Virginia establishes one-two punch With Rushel Shell and Justin Crawford

In an opening day victory over SEC opponent Missouri, WVU received 101 yards from junior college transfer Crawford and 90 from starting tailback Shell. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football: WVU establishes 1-2 punch with Shell, Crawford | Charleston Gazette-MailWhen...
Via The Smoking Musket
20 days ago

Howard, Shell banged up, West Virginia beats Missouri 26-11

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Backup running back Justin Crawford rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown filling in for the injured Rushel Shell, and Skyler Howard overcame a first-half injury to lead West Virginia to a 26-11 win over Missouri on Saturday. West Virginia's Mike Molina kicked four field goals in place of the suspended Josh Lambert. In the debut for Missouri coach Barry Odom...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football Chapter 1: Change It - Dougity Dog Video

You too can get hype thanks to this awesome video our friend DougityDog made for the Mountaineers to watch before the season opener against the Missouri Tigers Here is the first chapter of Dougity Dog videos for the 2016 season.
Via The Smoking Musket
22 days ago

Mizzou's Odom set to make coaching debut at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Barry Odom didn't want to abandon the system that Gary Pinkel used at Missouri to produce two Southeastern Conference East Division titles in the past three seasons.So when Odom takes the field for the first time Saturday as the Tigers' head coach at West Virginia, Pinkel's influence will still be felt."It would be foolish to not stick with a lot of the things...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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