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2020 West Virginia Postmortem: Defense/Special Teams

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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2020 West Virginia Football Preview

Neal Brown's Mountaineers are off to a solid start, but the meat of their schedule remains, beginning this week with Texas. They're 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12 race, one game out of first place. They have notched conference wins over Baylor (in OT), against hapless Kansas, and just buried a QB deficient Kansas State, with losses coming on the road to Oklahoma State by 14 and Texas Tech by 7. The meat of their league schedule yet remains (Texas, ISU, OU) and they've been a much tougher out at home (4-0) than on the road (0-2).