West Virginia football is in Lubbock on Saturday looking to tally its second win in a row as it faces the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. ET on FS1.
The Mountaineers enter Jones AT&T Stadium following a thrilling victory in primetime over Baylor last Thursday. Texas Tech had a bye week and looks to return to the gridiron fresh to maintain its perfect home record.
Questions swirled around the Red Raider offense as head coach Joey McGuire was reluctant to name a starting quarterback, but it appears Behren Morton will call the signals today. WVU will also get the returns of running back CJ Donaldson and cornerback Charles Woods, however head coach Neal Brown indicated in the lead-up that both would likely be used in a limited capacity.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (48-10 – 2:33): Texas Tech winds the clock down and scores a red zone touchdown. Donovan Smith finds Brady Boyd for a short-yardage touchdown pass to add ot the lead.
FIELD GOAL TEXAS TECH (41-10 – 11:58): Another turnover by West Virginia, another score by the Red Raiders. JT Daniels throws his third pick of the game, but the WVU defense forces the Red Raiders to settle for a field goal.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (38-10 – 14:46): SaRodrick Thompson builds on the lead with a 13-yard rush. That score capitalized on WVU’s third turnover of the game after CJ Donaldson lost a fumble.
END 3Q: West Virginia trails Texas Tech by three touchdowns with a quarter to go.
TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (31-10 – 5:05): WVU finally finds paydirt after a pair of big connections by Daniels, the second of which was a 28-yard pass to Bryce Ford-Wheaton for the touchdown.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (31-3 – 6:56): Texas Tech scores another quick touchdown, working 91 yards in 12 plays. Morton records his second touchdown pass of the game after finding Loic Fouonji for a 12-yard connection.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (24-3 – 13:14): JT Daniels throws an interception to start the first half, and two plays later, Behren Morton finds Xavier White for a 55-yard touchdown pass.
West Virginia opens the half with the ball.
END 2Q: That field goal was the lone score of the quarter as both teams battled. WVU had a drive going at the conclusion of the period to take some points back, but JT Daniels threw his first interception of the game in the end zone with just seconds left on the clock. West Virginia starts the second half with possession.
FIELD GOAL TEXAS TECH (17-3 – 12:25): The Mountaineers hold the Red Raiders this time around after the hosts stall their drive with an untimely holding call. Trey Wolff nails a 46-yard field goal to cap off the 47-yard drive.
END 1Q: TTU has the ball and the lead to start the second quarter of play.
FIELD GOAL WEST VIRGINIA (14-3 – 0:45): The Mountaineer offense got some momentum, running 15 plays for 61 yards. JT Daniels was an efficient 10-of-11 but couldn’t get any big plays going. WVU settles for the field goal from 38 yards out.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (14-0 – 8:35): Texas Tech works its way down the field in 16 plays, converting four fourth downs in the process. They are now up to 155 yards in the game after Brooks fights through tacklers to score a 1-yard touchdown. WVU, on the other hand, only has a three-and-out to show for its efforts on offense so far.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (7-0 – 13:23): The Red Raiders are lightning fast. They run eight plays but take just 1:37 off the clock and trot off the field with a touchdown after Tahj Brooks runs in from 19 yards out.
West Virginia has won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Texas Tech will receive the opening kickoff.