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Morning Mashup - 1/4

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

On This Date:

- Last year, West Virginia defeated Clemson, 70-33, in the Orange Bowl in record-breaking fashion. Geno Smith threw for 407 yards and six touchdowns while running for another, and Tavon Austin had four touchdown receptions and 280 all-purpose yards.

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 14-6. In 1975, West Virginia won the third place game of the Presidential Classic by defeating Boston University, 99-83. Warren Baker led the way with 39 points, while a young Bob Huggins chipped in 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and, of course, some tenacious defense.

- In 1986, former star running back Steve Slaton was born. In two and a half seasons as a starter, Slaton ran for 3,923 yards and 50 touchdowns, while adding on 805 receiving yards and five scores. He was named a Consensus All-American in 2006 and was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

In The News:

Big scores, a broken record and bad starts (McGill - Daily Mail)

In Big 12 Opener, a familiar foe awaits (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Bailey ready for professional football (Furfari - Register-Herald)

Mountaineers' slow start (Hickman - Gazette)

Holgorsen says changes are coming (Vingle - Gazette)

White still greatest rushing QB (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Nugget of The Day:

- WVU signee Devin Williams had 19 points in a 77-51 win last night to help push Montverde Academy (FL) to a 15-0 record in time for tomorrow evening's marquee showdown with Simeon (IL) in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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