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Morning Mashup - 11/6

Your morning look back, around the headlines and into the future.

On This Date:

- West Virginia has an all-time record of 13-3-2. The most memorable was likely a loss in 1999. No. 3 ranked Virginia Tech came to town, but the Mountaineers held a 20-19 lead with less than a minute left, thanks in large part to Avon Cobourne (157 total yards). However, a scramble from Michael Vick put the Hokies in field goal range for a last second escape.

- In 1970, former offensive tackle Rich Braham was born. By his senior season, the Morgantown native was a Second Team All-American on the 1993 Sugar Bowl squad. He then went on to a 13-year NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

- In 1964, former guard Vernon Odom was born. During four years at West Virginia, Odom played in 110 games and averaged 6.2 points per game.

In The News:

WVU basketball starting lineup still a work in progress (Hickman - Gazette)

5-3 mark not that shocking for WVU (Hickman - Gazette)

The scheme looks familiar (Hickman - Gazette)

Huggins hopes exhibition provides answers for Mountaineers (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Defenses taking deep ball away from Mountaineers (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Tumble from Top 25 could be biggest ever for WVU (Furfari - Register-Herald)

Staten ready to fill void for WVU (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Offense failed to pick up defense in loss to TCU (Carvelli - Daily Athenaeum)

WVU defense makes changes, improvements vs TCU (Arthur - Daily Athenaeum)

WVU's blame game includes everyone (Harris - Trib Live)

Nugget of The Day:

- The Chesapeake Bowl announced last night that West Virginia commit Hodari Christian will be playing in the Mid-Atlantic All-Star game. That makes six future Mountaineers, as Zaire Williams, Daryl Worley, DeShawn Coleman, Marcell Lazard and Al-Rasheed Benton had already accepted invites.

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