West Virginia at Texas Tech: Why This Is a Huge Trap Game for the Mountaineers

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West Virginia at Texas Tech: Why This Is a Huge Trap Game for the Mountaineers
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If you haven't heard by now, the West Virginia Mountaineers are rolling over the competition. In their first season in the Big 12, this team has won the first five games of the season, just knocked off the Texas Longhorns and is receiving tons of media attention.

Quarterback Geno Smith is the overwhelming Heisman favorite, the offense is averaging over 50 points per game and the team is simply a joy to watch on the offensive side of the ball. But before we get too carried away, the remainder of the Big 12 schedule is no cakewalk for this former Big East program.

With games against Kansas State, TCU and Oklahoma on the schedule, don't pencil West Virginia in a BCS bowl just yet. Oh, and the Mountaineers also have to play Texas Tech this weekend, a team that will not go down without a fight after the way it was manhandled last weekend.

Here is why West Virginia can't afford to look over the Red Raiders in Week 7 of the college football season.

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