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WVU football: Passing game improvements a focal point of bye week | WVU Gameday

As of this week, the good vibes stemming from the West Virginia University football team’s 27-21 double-overtime win over Baylor have faded and it’s back to the task at hand coming off a bye week for the Mountaineers.

That task is a tall one and unique one and it will begin on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as WVU (2-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) welcomes in Kansas (0-3, 0-2) for a noon kickoff. The game will air on Fox.

“It’s really unique. We’re the only ones,” WVU coach Neal Brown said of a stretch of five games in five weeks that now lies squarely in front of his team, a span that no other team in the Big 12 will face this season.

While there were obviously positive takeaways from the Mountaineers’ conquest of Baylor, there were plenty of evident deficiencies as well, particularly on offense and, more specifically, in the passing game.

Brown pointed out on Tuesday that the struggles aren’t necessarily represented in the team’s statistics. After all, the Mountaineers are averaging 263.7 passing yards per game entering this weekend, good enough for 26th out of 76 teams nationally and fourth best among Big 12 schools. West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege is third among league throwers (241 yards per game) and fourth in completion percentage (66.3 percent).

Yet where the Mountaineers have yet to break through, at least on a consistent basis, is throwing the ball downfield and accounting for explosive plays. Doege’s average of seven yards per attempt is seventh in the Big 12 and 46th nationally.

Obviously, all of that doesn’t fall on the Mountaineer signal-caller. There have been protection issues. There has been inconsistent play at wideout. But the combination of it all was a focal point of the bye week, and with such

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Roofing Contractor in High Point NC Gets Accreditation and A+ Rating from Local BBB

HIGH POINT, NC / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2020 / Grace Roofing And Construction LLC – HP, a company offering roofing services for homeowners and other property owners in the High Point, North Carolina and neighboring areas, has announced that they have recently received an accreditation and an A+ rating with their local BBB. This roofing company High Point NC residents can go to is also an Owens Corning Preferred Contactors and a Velux Skylight 3 Star Installer. The company is fully insured and provides workmanship warranties on all work provided.

A spokesperson for Grace Roofing says, “High Point, NC homeowners choose us for all their residential roofing needs and commercial roofing projects, and our team doesn’t take that lightly. We work hard to deliver a quality roofing service for residential commercial clients and provide a customer experience you can rely on. Our recent accreditation with our local BBB and our A+ rating demonstrate our focus on quality and customer satisfaction.”

Grace Roofing also provides 30-point detailed roof inspections for $129 with a $100 credit towards future repairs should the roof need any at the time of inspection or 6 months from the initial inspection. They would like to advise homeowners and other property owners to have their roofs inspected during the fall season before the winter sets in. This is because when winter comes, the roof may need to support ice buildup and heavy snow loads. However, if the roof happens to have a weakened or damaged part, this may worsen or cause the roof to fail. If there are any issues about the roof that have not been detected during the fall season, the roof may sustain some serious damage during the winter, which is certainly inconvenient because of the extremely cold temperatures.

It should be noted that

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KBRA Releases Report Assigning Rating to the Narragansett Bay Commission Bucklin Point Resiliency Improvements Project WIFIA Loan

On September 30, 2020, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigned a long-term rating of AA with a Stable Outlook to the Narragansett Bay Commission Bucklin Point Resiliency Improvements Project WIFIA Loan. At the same time, KBRA affirmed the long-term rating of AA with a Stable Outlook on the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Phase III Facilities WIFIA Loan.

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A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the U.S. Information Disclosure Form located here.

Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.

Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the U.S. Information Disclosure Form referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at www.kbra.com.

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Attractive entry point called out on Home Depot by Wells Fargo (NYSE:HD)

Wells Fargo reports back on virtual investor meetings held with Home Depot (NYSE:HD) CFO Richard McPhail and other execs.

The firm says the talks reinforced its view that recent tailwinds appear sustainable, 1H margin headwinds can improve, and outsized share gains can continue via enhanced Pro offerings, category initiatives and expanding supply chain capabilities.

“With sustainability questions and tough FY21 compares entering the narrative, we continue to view the home improvement category among the highest quality in retail, and with HD shares – 10% off recent highs (-7% SPX), we see an attractive entry point. In our view, recent share gains can accelerate (vs. fragmented, underinvested competition), macro/housing remains robust (turnover, rates, etc.), and de-urbanization and wallet share shifts remain incremental.”

For investors, the math still works out for snapping up shares, per the WF analyst team.

“At 22x, we see an entry point. HD’s NTM P/E shed 2.5x turns since late August, and relative to the S&P, HD now trades 1.3 standard deviations below its historical mean.”

Home Depot is rated at Outperform by WF and tagged with a price target of $310 vs. the average Wall Street price target of $303.65.

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