West Virginia vs. Texas Tech: Live Scores, Analysis and Results
Final Score: Texas Tech 49, West Virginia 14
West Virginia made its second consecutive trip down to Texas this weekend. However, this one turned out to be a far less successful one than last week’s.
The Mountaineers were embarrassed by Texas Tech in Lubbock.
The defense looked atrocious and quarterback Geno Smith did not look like a true Heisman candidate.
This team obviously has a lot of work to do in the coming weeks if it wants to survive the brutal part of its Big 12 schedule.
It will be interesting to see if the Mountaineers can rebound when No. 6 Kansas State comes to Morgantown next Saturday.
Here's a look at the lessons we learned from today's loss.
Stay tuned for my wrap-up article about the 10 lessons we learned from today's game.
Hint: There will not be a lot of great reviews about the defense.
Geno Smith's stats today: 29/55, 275 yds, 1 TD, no interception. Season: 2,271 yds, 26 TDs, no picks, 182.07 rating.— Chris Huston (@HeismanPundit) October 13, 2012
Final Score Update: Texas Tech 49, West Virginia 14
A thorough offensive and defensive domination by the Red Raiders today.
West Virginia just couldn't do anything right today on either side of the ball.
Poor play-calling, poor offensive production, terrible tackling. It was truly an embarrassing performance on the national stage.
I know Texas Tech hasn't been able to put together that one full breakout season, but the Red Raiders have had their fair share of big upsets over top-5 teams in recent years.
They have today's win over West Virginia, last year's win over Oklahoma and then the win over Texas back during the Mike Leach era.
It will be interesting to see if they can build off this one and actually become a real factor in the Big 12 race this season.
Score Update: Texas Tech 49, West Virginia 14. 2:41 Late in the 4th Quarter.
Dustin Garrison adds the Mountaineers' second touchdown of the day with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Well, at least it's good to see Garrison showing signs of progress as he continues to get his knee back to full strength.
You know the game's over when Quint Kessenich starts doing injury reports about the Midnight Matador.
Score Update: Texas Tech 49, West Virginia 7. 5:37 left in the 4th Quarter.
The Red Raiders haven't taken their foot off the pedal yet.
Seth Doege hits Darrin Moore for his third touchdown of the day.
As if things weren't embarrassing enough, the Mountaineers just gave up a 98-yard touchdown drive.
Judging from the announcers reactions to that fan on the field, the YouTube video that will eventually surface of that in about an hour should be pretty entertaining.
At least it gave West Virginia's sideline something to smile about.
I don't know if you have to be breaking out a trick play from the wildcat formation up 42-7 with six minutes to go.
I guess I'm old-fashioned.
Geno Smith came into this game completing 81 percent of his passes.
Today, he's completed 50 percent (25 of 50).
West Virginia may be out of the BCS championship race, but the Big 12 is still wide open.
Remember, No. 6/soon-to-be No. 5 Kansas State comes to Morgantown next week.
If the Mountaineers can win that game, they'll be right back in the hunt.
So I guess that whole "traveling 1,400 miles to Texas and back to West Virginia in consecutive weeks" thing did have an effect.
Whoever scheduled those two games back-to-back did not do a very good job.
Still, no excuses for this type of performance, though.
That's the second time that Texas Tech has run that shovel pass sweep to Jakeem Grant.
Tavon Austin makes that play look a lot better.
A 15-play drive comes up empty.
It's been one of those days.
ABC has officially given up on the game with a quarter still to go, switching over to the Oregon State-BYU game.
That's the second Big 12 blowout that ABC has given up on today.
End of the 3rd Quarter Score Update: Texas Tech 42, West Virginia 7.
Do you believe in miracles?
If not, then you can change the channel right now. The Stanford-Notre Dame game is actually worth watching.
For everyone saying Geno Smith's Heisman hopes are dashed, remember, Baylor lost 59-24 to Oklahoma State last year, and RG3 still went on to win the award.
Score Update: Texas Tech 42, West Virginia 7. 3:30 Left in the 3rd Quarter.
That looks like the death blow.
Seth Doege hits Darrin Moore for a 29-yard touchdown pass.
That's Moore's seventh catch and second touchdown of the day.
Quint Kessenich reports that West Virignia WR Stedman Bailey is likely done for the day.
It's going from bad to worse.
Well, the West Virginia defense finally made a stop.
How will the offense respond, heading into the wind?
I like the attacking, go for it on 4th down approach. But sometimes, punting it when you're at your own 30-yard-line isn't the worst thing in the world.
I don't know if an important 3rd and 6 deep in your own territory is the proper time to give Dustin Garrison his first carry of the game.
There have been plenty of questionable play calls coming in from the West Virginia sideline today.
If you're going to run it, why not at least hand it off to Buie, who's starting to get into a groove.
Eugene Neboh has kept West Virginia's receivers locked down all game long.
He's been Texas Tech's undisputed defensive MVP so far.
Every player has a bad game. Those jumping off the Geno Smith train are fools.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 13, 2012
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