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3 Takeaways from WVU Football’s Miserable Showing Against Texas Tech



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The final score of 48-10 says all. Texas Tech didn’t just beat West Virginia, they completely destroyed the Mountaineers.

WVU was so bad in Lubbock it triggered a reaction from head coach Neal Brown that transitioned from frustrated to downright angry. There’s not much good to take away from that type of game, but there’s plenty of bad that was left on the field.

JT Daniels isn’t perfect

It’s been all love for JT Daniels from fans, media and anyone associated with the team this season. And the praise for Daniels has been for good reason. He’s exemplified leadership and an elite level of skill at the quarterback position. He’s stayed even keel no matter the situation and built up teammates, most notably his receivers when they needed it. He’s been a field general and put up solid numbers. He’s showed coach level smarts in every press conference. But with all that said, he was bad on Saturday. In fact, there’s an argument Daniels had the worst game of his career against Texas Tech. He threw 3 interception, each one costly, for the first time ever in a game. This was even the first 2 pick game for him since 2018. Daniels will be the first one to blame himself and say he played poorly, but he really did and he has plenty of work before securing any NFL success some were already talking about for his future.

Neal Brown is more frustrated than ever before

For as miserable of a performance as WVU put forth in Lubbock, it was far from the first such game under Neal Brown. The Mountaineers also followed up back-to-back wins by getting blown out in Austin just a few weeks ago. Maybe this was worse because Texas Tech wasn’t ranked at the time and it’s an historically poor outing for the program. Regardless, Brown has been in this spot before. He’s never come off so frustrated though. The man that spoke to the media after the game appeared despondent and unsure if he trusts his players, let alone anyone trusting him. Brown was upset after the loss at home to Kansas, but he’s legitimately mad about the loss to the Red Raiders, even going as far as saying he would bench players that appeared to not be trying moving forward.

Watch: WVU HC Neal Brown Extremely Disappointed in Team After Loss to Texas Tech

The defense is who we thought they were

Creating turnovers that led to points against Baylor may have led some to have hope that the WVU defense could keep it up throughout the rest of the season. Allowing Texas Tech to do anything they wanted all game exposed the defense for what it truly is. WVU’s defense is simply too banged up and not good enough to give this team a real chance when facing a quality offense.

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When you lose like how WVU lost to Texas Tech, it’s often wise to just scrap the tape and try to forget it ever happened. But that type of game is not one any WVU fan is going to forget, at least not until something changes to allow a trust.

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