Alex Hickey

Today September 24, 2018

Holgorsen has gotten better of Kingsbury in last 4 meetings

Watch Monday's Gold & Blue Lunch Report as No. 12 West Virginia prepares for No. 25 Texas Tech.

Yesterday September 23, 2018

Tonkery’s bounce-back game helped bottle K-State’s rushing attack

Dylan Tonkery made 2.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble in the 35-6 win.

Notebook: Will Grier’s 5 touchdowns tempered by two interceptions

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier finished 25-for-35 for 356 yards and five touchdowns, but he also threw two passes he wanted back. The first was a...

David Sills shows K-State once again he’s ‘lethal in the red zone’

With three 1-yard scoring catches, Sills has five in two seasons against the Wildcats.

Defense held K-State without a conversion until third quarter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With one emphatic fourth-down stop, it became clear that this edition of West Virginia-Kansas State might be different than those in recent...

Thursday September 20, 2018

Third downs haven’t been a sore spot for West Virginia so far

West Virginia has converted 16-of-20 third-down chances through two games, a sign last year's struggles may have been cured.

Catching K-State’s offense early helps West Virginia’s preparation

Catching the Wildcats now represents much less of a changeup than it would be after playing the likes of Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Did Mississippi State give West Virginia simplest blueprint for beating K-State?

The Mountaineers' offense isn't built the same, but holes could be plentiful Saturday against the nation's 106th-ranked rush defense.

K-State runs its quarterbacks like no other offense in the Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dana Holgorsen and Bill Snyder would like you to think the differences between their programs are part of a vastly overstated narrative....

Tuesday September 18, 2018

K-State offense has lost its grip with early season fumbles

That could be good news for a West Virginia defense that has only one takeaway through two games.

Avery on UNT punt-return fakeout: ‘If we don’t hear a whistle, we’re not stopping’

Notebook: How the Mountaineers spent their unscheduled off week and Kenny Robinson laments being tackle by K-State's quarterback.

Monday September 17, 2018

Redshirt rule leads to developmental Thursdays at West Virginia

Scout-team players making strides in case they get a midseason "call-up."

Big 12 notebook: TCU seeks to extend 4-year reign over Longhorms

TCU nearly delivered the Big 12 its best non-conference win of the season, but self-inflicted mistakes cost the Horned Frogs late in a 40-28 loss...

Facing West Virginia, Bill Snyder dismisses old school vs. new school narrative

With no game to prepare for last week thanks to Hurricane Florence, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff put in extra time on the next opponent, Kansas State.

Saturday September 15, 2018

West Virginia tackles doing their jobs, keeping Will Grier upright

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The shorthand football lingo for pass blocking is “pass pro,” as in pass protection. For the first two games of West...

Friday September 14, 2018

Tonkery tries to finish more plays after zero-tackle game vs. Youngstown

Sophomore Mike linebacker fell off in Week 2 after productive opener against Tennessee.

Guard swapping duo Chase Behrndt, Joe Brown figure to ‘keep competing’

One used to play defensive line, and the other arrived on campus only a few months ago. Together they're running 1-2 in no particular order at right guard.

Thursday September 13, 2018

West Virginia defense stopping plays before they can get started

With Kenny Bigelow and Jabril Robinson making an impact, the Mountaineers have accumulated 21 tackles for loss through two games.

Storm-delayed football rings familiar for new West Virginia beat writer

From Matthew to Harvey to Florence, Alex Hickey has covered teams beset by hurricanes.

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Double-covered Sills took quiet night in stride against Youngstown State

While West Virginia's preseason All-American receiver was held to two catches, his teammates enjoyed career games.

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