Texas will prove to be the first real road test for the Mountaineers in the 2012 season.
Winning in Austin is never an easy thing to do, especially with the fast, explosive defense the Longhorns have.
Still, it's a very important game for West Virginia as it proves that it is a worthy opponent in the strong Big 12 Conference.
In the only meeting between the two schools, WVU won 7-6 in Austin. That was over 50 years ago, however.
The Mountaineers will need to do certain things to win in a rowdy atmosphere such as Texas.
Here's a look at the keys to winning a pivotal road game in Austin.