The West Virginia and Texas Tech series first began in 1938 and renewed in 2012 when West Virginia joined the Big XII. The Red Raiders and the Mountaineers were and still are considered two of the best offenses in the entire country. Since 2012, each game has seen either or both team score at least 30 points. The Mountaineers have also been ranked twice and the Red Raiders have been ranked once. Here are details for the two most intriguing games:
Let’s take a look at two of the most interesting games in the series.
October 13, 2012
West Virginia came into this game on fire. They were fresh off what was once considered a program-defining win over a ranked Texas team. The Mountaineers were also ranked fifth in the nation. However, the Mountaineers emotional high ended in Lubbock with an embarrassing 14-49 loss. The game was not close and the defensive woes of the Mountaineers were exposed. The Mountaineers entered halftime trailing 35-12.
Seth Doege: 32-42 for 499 yards and 6 touchdowns
Geno Smith: 30-56 for 278 yards and 1 touchdown
Jace Amaro: 5 receptions for 156 yards and 1 touchdown
Tavon Austin: 10 receptions for 92 yards
SaDale Foster: 10 carries for 82 yards and 1 touchdown
Andrew Buie: 21 carries for 71 yards
October 11, 2014
The Mountaineers were coming off an abysmal 4-8 season and two straight losses to Texas Tech. However, that streak ended in 2014. The most dramatic game of the series saw West Virginia gain a 37-34 win with a field goal as time expired by Josh Lambert. The Mountaineers had to come back, however, from a 27-13 deficit.
Davis Webb: 28 for 46 for 348 yards and 3 touchdowns
Clint Trickett: 28-44 for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns
Washington: 29 carries for 132 yards
Rushel Shell: 24 carries for 110 yards and 3 touchdowns
Lauderdale: 3 receptions for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns
Kevin White: 13 receptions for 123 yards for 1 touchdown
West Virginia leads the all-time series 4-2.