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Mountaineers Drop out of Top 25



Dana Holgorsen
The week 7 AP and Coaches poll is out and WVU is left out of both polls after a heartbreaking and quite controversial loss to Texas Christian in Fort Worth this past Saturday. Although, WVU has a chance to get right back into the top 25 with a win vs No.24 Texas Tech in Morgantown this coming weekend. After a 4-1 start and wins over Arizona State, Houston, and a whopping 65-19 win over Kansas,  Texas Tech breaks the AP Poll at No.24. So, this weekend is a big chance for the Mountaineers to jump right back in. Keep in mind, the Mountaineers haven’t beat a top 25 opponent since 2014. Let’s take a look at both teams:
Texas Tech 4-1 (1-1) – The Red Raiders biggest surprise is their defense. The Red Raider defense is allowing just 28 ppg while in the 2016 campaign, they gave up 32. You also can’t sleep on the Red Raider offense led by Wide Receiver Keke Coutee – 39 rec, 586 yds,  5 td.
West Virginia 3-2 (1-1) – The Mountaineers offense has been good the entirety of the season, but the defense has been the real issue. After watching the TCU game, the struggles could be fixed. With David Long, Toyus Avery, and several others returning, the DAWGS could be back.

So, the defense is back, the offense is clicking, and a ranked opponent is heading into Morgantown. What can we expect?
Expect a fired up homecoming crowd, some WVU touchdowns, and a top 25 ranking in week 8.

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