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THE MOUNTAINEERS' Sept. 28 home game against preseason Big 12 favorite Oklahoma State (3-0) will have a noon kickoff, the conference announced Monday.
The game will be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPNU. A decision will be made following this weekend's games.
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ENTERING THE SEASON, his first at WVU after spending four years at the University of Houston, running back Charles Sims had averaged 7.7 yards per touch and one touchdown every 14 touches.
After three games with the Mountaineers, Sims is averaging 6.1 yards per touch and has two touchdowns in 56 touches.
He's averaging 5.6 yards per carry after averaging 5.3, 7.0 and 6.2 his first three seasons and 12 yards per catch after averaging 10.8, 11.1 and 10.1. He's carried 52 times and caught four passes, easily the most touches on the team, but not quite enough for Holgorsen.
"We've got to keep trying to get him in position to make as many plays as we possibly can," Holgorsen said. "He's doing a good job running the ball, but we've got to get him going in the passing game a little bit more. We haven't had an opportunity to dump it down to him in the flat or get some screens, and that's stuff he's extremely capable of doing."
Sims has 293 yards rushing this season and 120- and 116-yard games against William & Mary and Georgia State. There were only seven 100-yard games in Holgorsen's first two seasons - three by Shawne Alston, two by Andrew Buie and one each by Tavon Austin and Dustin Garrison.
Alston and Buie both had two last season. WVU hasn't had a player with three 100-yard games in the same season since Noel Devine's four in the 2010 season.
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REDSHIRT FRESHMAN Ford Childress set the school's freshman passing record with 359 yards passing against Georgia State. It was the 19th-highest total in school history. Childress, Geno Smith, Marc Bulger, Chad Johnston, Mike Sherwood and Oliver Luck are the only other WVU quarterbacks to ever pass for 350 or more yards in a game.
Childress added three touchdown passes, which delivered him to a more exclusive group. Smith, Bulger and Johnston had at least 350 yards and three scores. Only Smith (seven) and Bulger (three) did it more than once.
Childress, who completed 25 of 41 pass attempts and had one interception, was named the Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week.
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.