Allan Taylor

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Substantial senior class grows reflective before home finale

Some 20 Mountaineers will play their final game at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday vs. Iowa State.

Tuesday November 24, 2015

Big 12 grants some changes to 2016 football schedule

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — We knew the opponents but the sequence was newsworthy when the Big 12 announced its 2016 football schedule Tuesday. Most notably, the...

Monday November 23, 2015

Smallwood dismisses draft: ‘I’m going to be here for next season’

Breakout junior season doesn't mean Wendell Smallwood is contemplating jumping to the NFL early.

Press heats up Bethune-Cookman for 30 turnovers

West Virginia led by 23 at halftime and coasted to a 97-44 win Monday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Monday Lunch takes stock after WVU jumped the Jayhawks

Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report evaluates the Mountaineers' 49-0 victory in Lawrence.

Sunday November 22, 2015

Watch the lineups in West Virginia’s next tuneup

The Mountaineers (3-0) host Bethune-Cookman (2-1) on Monday night in another prelim to the Las Vegas Invitational.

Saturday November 21, 2015

Doing the expected a sign of progress at West Virginia

Allan Taylor's column: By beating the teams it's supposed to beat, WVU shows consistency missing from previous Big 12 seasons.

Terrell Chestnut’s pick-6 set off defensive ‘feeding frenzy’

Senior cornerback's first-quarter turnovers sparked West Virginia to its first Big 12 shutout.

Holgorsen saw focus in players’ eyes before sunrise

Watch Holgorsen's postgame comments after the Mountaineers throttled Kansas 49-0.

No upset this time: WVU gashes Kansas in 49-0 runaway

West Virginia rushed for 426 yards and had three 100-yard rushers for the first time since 1969.

Live blog: Recapping the Mountaineers’ 49-point blowout in Lawrence

It's a windy, chilly day in Lawrence, Kan., where the Mountaineers are 28-point favorites and Allan Taylor is following the action.

Friday November 20, 2015

Huggins after 41-point win: ‘We didn’t play hard by our standards’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Listen to West Virginia coach Bob Huggins’ postgame comments after what was apparently an unsatisfying 103-62 victory over Stetson. He criticized the...

After slow start, West Virginia scorches Stetson 103-62

Despite 57-percent shooting and a huge rebounding edge, the Mountaineers' lack of energy didn't impress their coach.

Picks panel doesn’t think WVU’s in danger of upset

For a West Virginia team seeking its first road win of 2015, a trip to Kansas seems the ideal tonic.

The Lunch Report: Mountaineers should exploit KU’s abysmal defense

Matchups and Big 12 weekend picks in Friday's Gold & Blue Lunch Report.

Thursday November 19, 2015

Mountaineers aim to keep rolling against winless Stetson

Previewing Friday night's game at the Coliseum, with a scouting report on the Hatters and score prediction.

Lunching with Braun: West Virginia’s run-game gains ‘credit to Holgorsen’

Former WVU three-year starter says of Holgorsen: "He's adapting to his personnel and that's the sign of a good football coach."

Wednesday November 18, 2015

2013’s lesson from Lawrence? Even Kansas can dust a lethargic team

"We thought were going to go there and smoke them," recalls Mountaineers linebacker Jared Barber, "but they absolutely got after us.”

Gold & Blue Lunch: Wellman drives West Virginia’s smack-attack

Also today: Allan Taylor updates the Big 12's uneasiness after the latest college Football Playoff rankings.

Tuesday November 17, 2015

Howard’s still got a grip despite right wrist injury

More on his availability for Kansas; plus a look inside the 'Q Power' keeper that has become a staple of West Virginia's offense.

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