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WVU Football: News & Notes

As the West Virginia football team enters their bye week — there’s numerous news and notes surrounding the program to examine.   Running Back Shawne Alston has been out since week 2 with a thigh injury, but he appears close to returning. Earlier this week, Alston took to social media to announce he’ll be ready [...]
Via EersAuthority
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Mountaineers win, but Terps show off talented youngsters

WVU 31, Maryland 21: Yep, that score is right. West Virginia, who was more than a three-touchdown favorite, faced a stiffer challenge than any Mountaineer expected from the Terps. So how was Maryland able to keep it so close with eighth-ranked WVU? While it would be easy to blame it on West Virginia’s sluggish performance, that’s too simple. It’s clear Randy Edsall...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

WVU 31, Maryland 21: Mountaineers win, but Terps show off talented youngsters

WVU 31, Maryland 21: Yep, that score is right. West Virginia, who was more than a three-touchdown favorite, faced a stiffer challenge than any Mountaineer expected from the Terps. So how was Maryland able to keep it so close with eighth-ranked WVU? While it would be easy to blame it on West Virginia’s sluggish performance, that’s too simple. It’s clear Randy...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

WVU 31, Maryland 21: Mountaineers win, but Terps show off talented youngsters

WVU 31, Maryland 21: Yep, that score is right. West Virginia, who was more than a three-touchdown favorite, faced a stiffer challenge than any Mountaineer expected from the Terps. So how was Maryland able to keep it so close with eighth-ranked WVU? While it would be easy to blame it on West Virginia’s sluggish performance, that’s too simple. It’s clear Randy Edsall...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Many Worth Honoring

West Virginia’s coaches gave the team’s offensive player of the game honors to running back Shawne Alston after Saturday’s 69-34 win over Marshall. But coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday that the decision wasn’t easy, as a host of other players were deserving as well.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Missed extra point costs Mountaineers back-to-back 70-point games

For the better part of the past seven months, all West Virginia fans wanted to talk about was how the Mountaineers scored 70 points against Clemson in the Orange Bowl. That near-flawless performance is what everyone expects from Dana Holgorsen’s offense every week. Well, the Mountaineers delivered a 69-34 win over Marshall in the Friends of Coal Bowl in Morgantown Saturday...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

West Virginia 69, Marshall 34: Missed extra point costs Mountaineers back-to-back 70-point games

For the better part of the past seven months, all West Virginia fans wanted to talk about was how the Mountaineers scored 70 points against Clemson in the Orange Bowl. That near-flawless performance is what everyone expects from Dana Holgorsen’s offense every week. Well, the Mountaineers delivered a 69-34 win over Marshall in the Friends of Coal Bowl in Morgantown Saturday...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 11 West Virginia 69, Marshall 34

Geno Smith threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 11 West Virginia to a 69-34 win over Marshall on Saturday. In the final scheduled game between the state's only Bowl Subdivision teams, it marked West Virginia's highest-scoring season opener in school history. Smith kept the momentum going from his six-TD performance from the Orange Bowl. The senior completed...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Alston prepared to carry the load for No. 11 WVU

(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Running back Shawne Alston loves to debate his West Virginia teammates anyplace, anytime. The senior, whose future plans include attending law school, won't lose the argument that the Mountaineers' running game was a bit off in 2011, and the bruising Alston hopes to change that this year. Alston will start at one...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: #9 West Virginia Mountaineers

2011 Record: 10-3 (5-2 in Big East) Head Coach: Dana Holgersen (second year head coach) Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Orange Bowl: squashed Clemson 70-33 2011 Preview 2011 Exit Survey Podcast: Waiting for the Fall with Mike Casazza   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Out of Conference: 9/1 vs Marshall, 9/15 vs James Madison, 9/22 vs Maryland Conference Home Games: 9/29...
Via College Football Zealots
August 19, 2012  |  1 Comment

Fight For Time

Shawne Alston has the starting spot as West Virginia's “feature” running back locked up, but there are still a number of snaps available in the Mountaineer backfield. With the season less than two weeks away, who is making a move to secure playing time?
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

WVU Football: 5 Players Who Must Step Up in 2012

West Virginia will face a number of "what ifs" between now and the start of 2012. The biggest at this point is what conference will the Mountaineers be playing in when the season kicks off in September. For now, let's assume WVU will be in the Big 12. So Dana Holgorsen and his score-happy offense should fit right in with teams like Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas...
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January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

West Virginia Hangs 70 Points On Clemson In Orange Bowl

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Tavon Austin's four touchdown catches spearheaded a record-setting performance, as No. 23 West Virginia overwhelmed No. 14 Clemson, 70-33, in Wednesday's Orange Bowl. The Mountaineers (10-3), who closed the season with four straight wins, set a record for most points scored in a bowl game. Geno Smith threw for 401 yards and six touchdowns without...
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January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Clemson, West Virginia start fast at Orange Bowl

Andre Ellington ran 68 yards for a touchdown, Sammy Watkins had his 12th scoring reception of the season and Clemson took a 17-14 lead over West Virginia after one high-octane quarter of the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night. Chandler Catanzaro had a 42-yard field goal late in the quarter for Clemson, the Atlantic Coast Conference champion. Shawne Alston had a touchdown run and Tavon...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

WVU Football 2012: One More From the Road

  Ask any Mountaineer fan what it is like to be a Mountaineer fan and you are likely to hear a story akin to David and Goliath with West Virginia University playing the part of David. Even ESPN has done its part over the years to create that persona with their now infamous maps. Once again, the worldwide leader has published a map of the United States and only the state of West...
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January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

"The Lift"

There were plenty of big plays in the fourth quarter of West Virginia's 30-27 win over USF. However, none may have been bigger than the simple lift and carry executed by Shawne Alston on the game's penultimate play.
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

WVU edges Pitt to keep conference title, BCS hopes alive

Shawne Alston rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 1-yarder with 6:10 left, and West Virginia came from 10 points down to beat Pittsburgh 21-20 on Friday night.
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November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

WVU's Alston scores 2 second-half TDs

Shawne Alston rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 1-yarder with 6:10 left, and West Virginia came from 10 points down to beat Pittsburgh 21-20 on Friday night. West Virginia sacked Tino Sunseri 10 times, including four on Pittsburgh's final drive, when time ran out on the Panthers. The Mountaineers (8-3, 4-2 Big East) can earn a share of the conference title...
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November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

W. Va. rallies from 10 down to beat Pitt (AP)

Shawne Alston rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 1-yarder with 6:10 left, and West Virginia came from 10 points down to beat Pittsburgh 21-20 on Friday night. West Virginia sacked Tino Sunseri 10 times, including four on Pittsburgh's final drive, when time ran out on the Panthers.
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November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

10 sacks helps WVU beat Pittsburgh 21-20

Shawne Alston rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 1-yarder with 6:10 left, and West Virginia came from 10 points down to beat Pittsburgh 21-20 on Friday night.
Via MSNBC
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

West Virginia 21, Pittsburgh 20

Shawne Alston rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 1-yarder with 6:10 left, and West Virginia came from 10 points down to beat Pittsburgh 21-20 on Friday night. West Virginia sacked Tino Sunseri 10 times, including four on Pittsburgh's final drive, when time ran out on the Panthers. The Mountaineers (8-3, 4-2 Big East) can earn a share of the conference title...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

W. Virginia sacks Pitt, keeps Big East hopes alive

Shawne Alston rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 1-yarder with 6:10 left, and West Virginia came from 10 points down to beat Pittsburgh 21-20 on Friday night.
Via ESPN
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Football Interviews 11/1

Shawne Alston's productivity in West Virginia's 41-31 win over Rutgers only serves to add a different dimension to the Mountaineers' running game. That versatility is an important asset for WVU's offense, according to running backs coach Robert Gillespie.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Alston Emerging

Young, speedy running backs like Dustin Garrison and Andrew Buie typically figure to get most of the carries in Dana Holgorsen’s offense at West Virginia. But on a sloppy track at Rutgers this past Saturday, Shawne Alston provided a bit of power when the Mountaineers needed it.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

W. Virginia tops Rutgers in snowy contest

Geno Smith threw two second-half touchdowns and scored a go-ahead TD on a fourth-down, 1-yard run with 6:18 to play as No. 25 West Virginia rallied for a 41-31 victory on Saturday in a game played in a wet, snowy pre-Halloween storm. Smith sandwiched touchdown passes of 19-yards to Stedman Bailey and 20-yards to Tavon Austin around his clutch, dive into the end zone in rallying...
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October 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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