BGN Podcast: Baylor Edition

West Virginia's first-ever Big 12 game looms this Saturday against Baylor, and we preview the matchup of nationally-ranked teams in this week's edition of our podcast.

In this week's podcast, staff writers Tony Dobies and Matt Keller and editor Patrick Southern break down the matchups to watch in the Baylor game. Do the Bears have significantly more offensive talent than WVU's nonconference foes? How, tactically, should the Mountaineers go about defending?

We also examine West Virginia's running woes from last week's win over Maryland. Was the absence of Shawne Alston the chief reason for the team's struggles on the ground? If Alston's injury lingers and he has to miss more time, should WVU try anything differently to get the running game going?

Finally, we preview the other potential candidate for Big 12 game of the week -- and one involving WVU's next opponent -- as Texas travels to Oklahoma State. Might the Longhorns be forced to tip their hand in terms of how they plan to defend West Virginia by virtue of what they do against the Cowboys?

As always, we welcome suggestions for topics for our weekly podcast from listeners. Simply post on our message boards at, post on our Facebook page or tweet us @BlueGoldNews and we'll be sure to respond.

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Producer: Patrick Southern

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