Opponent: Texas Longhorns
Date: November 17
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium
Spread: WVU -3.5
No one can be taken lightly this season in the Big 12, 5-5 Texas is no exception. The Longhorns are coming in looking for post-season chances while the Mountaineers look to send the seniors off in style. Texas has a huge defensive line, which has been known to give the Mountaineers offense trouble in the past. That being said, the Mountaineers defense stops the Longhorns early in the second half to win.
WVU 35 Texas 24
West Virginia’s offensive line struggles with the defense line and linebackers of Texas but Grier has strong game throwing downfield. West Virginia defense gives up some big plays in the passing game and allows a 100 yard rusher. Despite the offensive success of Texas, West Virginia’s defense continues to get big plays behind the line of scrimmage and forces Texas into tough third down passing situations forcing them off the field.
WVU 27 Texas 23
Dana Holgorsen focused this week on making sure the offense plays consistently for two halves. I think that along with the WVU defense playing their best ball of the season, gets WVU a comfortable 10 point win for the seniors.
WVU 30 Texas 20
Texas has a couple important defensive players that are most likely out and I think Marcus Simms has his first true breakout game and will catch two deep TD passes.
WVU 31 Texas 17
WVU’s defense will save the Mountaineers again as the Offense struggles to play a complete game.
WVU 24 Teas 20
For WVU, this is a must win game in order to keep any dim but feasible dream alive for the Big 12 Championship game. For Texas, it’s a must win game for bowl eligibility. Texas has one of the top defenses that WVU will face again this year in the Big 12. Will the sputtering 2 quarter offense stay alive for 4 quarters this Senior Day? My answer is yes. It’s Senior day and the guys want it. Notice how I said want it? Because we seemed lackluster in the past few games but managed to hold on with the help of the #Dawgs to win. Even though Texas has hung tough with 3 of their 5 losses which were of 5 points or less, Saturday is not their day. WVU has shown their toughness when backed against the wall and it’s Senior day. Yes I keep saying “Senior Day” because it’s an important day and the Seniors will give it their all in their last dance at Mylan Puskar stadium. No more sputtering offense, WVU will play all 4 quarters and show why they are ready to fight back. Also watch out for those #Dawgs who have matured from Puppies.
WVU 33 Texas 24
WVU’s offense is due to put together a complete game. Senior Day, too, so Mountaineers pull it together.
WVU 42 Texas 20
WVU is more talented, but this is a big game for Texas. With their bowl eligibility on the line they should play their hearts out. If the Mountaineers want it more than Texas, there should be no issues. I think they can keep their focus and get win number eight on the year.
WVU 34 Texas 24
WVU 35 Texas 24
Despite Texas defensive back Holton Hill’s suspension the Longhorns have one of the better defenses the Mountaineers have seen. They are built to stop the spread attack which has been evident in years past. However, you can only stop Will Grier and his receiving corp for so long.
WVU 31 Texas 20
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