6:00: Morning News

Holgorsen saw focus in players’ eyes before sunrise

LAWRENCE, Kan. — An early-morning cue told Dana Holgorsen what he needed to know about his team’s readiness for Saturday’s game at Kansas.

“I told them to be down there for a meeting at 6:45, and they were all bright-eyed at 6:30, so we started 15 minutes early,” he said. “That told me they were ready to go and they were excited and ready to play.”

With enthusiasm gushing, West Virginia buried the Jayhawks beneath six first-half touchdowns in a 49-0 victory that keeps the November momentum surging. At 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the conference, the Mountaineers still have a chance to finish above .500 in the Big 12 for the second consecutive season.

“It meant a lot for our team to come in here and play well,” said Holgorsen. “Getting the six wins was important to us. We’re bowl-eligible but we can start talking about scenarios now. So proud of the guys.”

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