Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WVU Gift Guide, Dec. 6th

So, what to get your Mountaineer fan for Christmas? Well throughout December we will giving you great ideas that would please any West Virginia fan out there. Let's get it on!

2. The WVU 1311 Grill Topper
Who doesn't love a good piece of meat from the grill? Hell, I grill year-round, even though I live in Maine. The grill is practically a family member. So why not pimp it out with this sweet grill topper. Imagine a steak or burger with the flying W-V seared right into it. Hell, it probably makes it taste even better! Available on Amazon for just 49.99!


Orange Bowl Updates

Every few days we will try to provide you with stories and tidbits surrounding the Orange Bowl that will tide you over till gameday in early January.

No worries Mountaineer fans, Flipper the Dolphin picked WVU to win!

ESPN will send Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden to Miami for the call of the game.

Over 2,000 tickets of WVU's allotment sold on first day.

Records be Falling (Updated Again)

In Year One of the new offensive scheme that Dana Holgrosen brought with him, the Mountaineers have performed well. Yes, there have been some hiccups, mistakes, a few too many turnovers. But, considering where they were at this time last year, it's night and day. Actually this season has been so productive through the air that passing and receiving records are going to be broken all over the place. Here are just a few of the major ones that should be changing hands over the next few weeks.

UPDATE: Here are the latest numbers for WVU. Some of the records have already been broken.

(records courtesy of wvustats.com)

Geno Smith

Total Yards
Record: 3,515 yards (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 3,919 yards (NEW RECORD)

Passing yards
Record: 3,607 yards (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 3,978 yards (NEW RECORD)

Pass Completions
Record: 274 (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 314 (NEW RECORD)

Pass Attempts
Record: 419 (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 483 (NEW RECORD)

Passing Touchdowns
Record: 31 (Marc Bulger, 1998)
2011 Geno: 25

Tavon Austin

All-Purpose Yards
Record: 2,104 (Steve Slaton, 2006)
2011 Tavon: 2,294 (NEW RECORD)

Record: 77 (David Saunders, 1998 and Shawn Foreman, 1997)
2011 Tavon: 89 (NEW RECORD)

Stedman Bailey

Receiving Yards
Record: 1,043 (David Saunders, 1996)
2011 Stedman: 1,197 (NEW RECORD)

Receiving Touchdowns
Record: 12 (Darius Reynaud, 2007 and Chris Henry, 2004)
2011 Stedman: 11

Former Mountaineers in the NFL, Week 13

Anthony Becht, TE, Chiefs: Was inactive for the Chiefs this week.

PacMan Jones, CB, Bengals: Registered two tackles and had one pass defensed in loss to Steelers.

Brandon Hogan: Was inactive for the Panthers. Yet to play this year.

Ellis Lankster, CB, Jets: Was inactive for the Jets this week.

Pat McAfee, P, Colts: Had three punts, with an average of 48 in a loss to New England.

Corey McIntyre, FB, Bills: Started, but didn't register any stats in Buffalo's loss to the Titans.

Ryan Mundy, FS, Steelers: Didn't register any stats in win over the Bengals.

Chris Neild, NT, Redskins: Didn't register any stats in loss to the Jets.

Robert Sands, FS, Bengals: Was active fo the first time this year, but didn't register any stats in loss to te Steelers.

Owen Schmitt, FB, Eagles: Didn't register any stats in loss to Patriots.

Steve Slaton, RB, Dolphins: Was inactive this week for the Dolphins.


J.T. Thomas: Injured Reserve