West Virginia Football: Key Storylines to Watch for Against Texas Tech

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West Virginia Football: Key Storylines to Watch for Against Texas Tech
Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Dana Holgorsen knows full well just how hostile Jones AT&T Stadium can be

This weekend will mark just the second time West Virginia has ever squared off with Texas Tech. The only other meeting between the two schools occurred all the way back in the 1938 Sun Bowl. 

The two teams are coming into this game with very different emotions. The No. 5-ranked Mountaineers are riding high after a huge 48-45 statement win on the road at Texas last week, while the Red Raiders are trying to regroup after getting blown out by Oklahoma 41-20 at home. 

On paper, West Virginia is clearly the more talented overall squad. However, the boys in Las Vegas have installed the Mountaineers as just four-point favorites for this one, which is certainly a bit eyebrow-raising. 

Dana Holgorsen was an offensive assistant at Texas Tech from 2000-2007, so he knows just how rowdy Jones AT&T Stadium can get for a big game. 

It will be interesting to see if Holgorsen will have the Mountaineers ready for the tough road battle they're about to face against a potentially explosive Red Raiders squad. 

Here's a look at the 10 key storylines to pay attention to for Saturday's game. 

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