2020 West Virginia Postmortem: Defense/Special Teams

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The Texas defensive performance played out about like I expected: they kept the WVU passing game in front of them (Doege completed 70% of his throws, but at only 9 yards per completion), completely took away the running game (43 rushing yards, longest run was 12), consistently won in the trenches, and held West Virginia to 13 total points on the strength of a largely mistake free red zone defense. That clutch red zone defense was in sharp contrast to what we saw in Stillwater. In fact, the entire game result relied on stiffening up near the Longhorn goal line, particularly as the Texas defensive performance transitioned from dominant to bend-but-don’t-break.

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