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The West Virginia football team struggled in the first half and had to rely on an excellent second half to come close against Texas Tech. The 20-point second half was still not enough as West Virginia lost, 23-20.

This Saturday, third-year head coach Neal Brown will attempt to pick up his first win over Texas Tech as the Mountaineers have lost their last two games against the Red Raiders by a combined 28 points.

As West Virginia approaches its homecoming battle with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Mountaineers are not riding very high. A 16-13 loss to then-No. 4 Oklahoma was hard fought, but it was still a lost for WVU.

So far this season, the West Virginia passing game has struggled and against then-No. 4 Oklahoma, it put up its worst game of the season. The team passed for just 179 yards against the Sooners and wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton accounted for more than half (93 yards).

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After four weeks of games, it’s been obvious that the West Virginia offense has struggled to score points and provide enough cushion for a defense that is currently ranked No. 36 in total defense in NCAA Division I FBS football.

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On Saturday, West Virginia held tight with No.4 Oklahoma, but a late game push from the Sooners propelled them to a 16-13 victory. The West Virginia defense held strong throughout the game but faltered on the last drive of the game, allowing Oklahoma to drive 82 yards and kick game winning f…

The No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners (3-0) have been top dog in the Big 12 for many years now. However, they are on their way out of the Big 12. So, this could be one of the last times that West Virginia has to travel to Norman, Oklahoma, where it hasn’t faired well since joining the conference in 2012.

This past week, the West Virginia defense played some of its best football this season including a huge performance from bandit, Jared Bartlett. Due to his performance against Virginia Tech, Bartlett earned multiple awards including Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. 

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The West Virginia football team came out firing on all cylinders as the Mountaineers scored two touchdowns in its first five plays. WVU rode with the momentum through the game as they upset No. 15 Virginia Tech.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Garrett Greene will have to wait a little longer to see more playing time for West Virginia as head coach Neal Brown said there needs to be an ‘intentional plan’ for Greene to see the field.  

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West Virginia and the rest of the Big 12 conference are about to have some new friends with the Big 12 presidents and chancellors voting unanimously on Friday to accept BYU, Houston, Cincinnati and UCF into the conference. 

In a game with few bright spots for West Virginia, Winston Wright Jr. shined on special teams. Wright totaled 217 kickoff return yards which set a new WVU single game record breaking Tavon Austin’s previous mark (199 yards). 

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From the second quarter through the final whistle against Maryland on Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia offense struggled, ending in a 30-24 loss.

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