West Virginia Mountaineers Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders GameDay, TV/Radio And Preview


The West Virginia Mountaineers seek their second Big 12 victory of the season on the road as they take on the Texas Tech University Red Raiders on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock.

The Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) are coming off a 33-14 Homecoming victory last week over the Kansas University Jayhawks at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Texas Tech (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) is hoping to claim their first Big 12 victory this week. After a pair of victories over Central Arkansas and UTEP to start the season, Texas Tech (2-3) has lost its last three contests to Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Kansas State by an average of 21 points per game.

The trip to Lubbock will be a homecoming of sorts for head coach Dana Holgorsen having served as inside receivers coach for the Red Raiders from 2000 to 2004 and as co-offensive coordinator from 2005 to 2007.

When: Saturday, Oct 11

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. ET

Site: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas

Playing Surface: FieldTurf

All-Time Series: TTU leads 2-1

In Morgantown: TTU leads 1-0 (Oct 19, 2013 – TTU wins 37-27)

In Lubbock: TTU leads 1-0 (Oct 13, 2012 – TTU wins 49-14)

At Neutral Site: WVU leads 1-0

Television Coverage: Fox Sports 1

Announcers: Joe Davis and Joey Harrington with Kris Budden reporting from the sideline

Radio Coverage: WZST 100.9 FM and the Mountaineers Sports Network From IMG

Announcers: Tony Caridi and Dwight Wallace with Jed Drenning reporting from the sideline

Streaming Audio: http://wvu.leanplayer.com/

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 93, XM Channel 199

Odds: WVU -6 According To Bovada Online Sportsbook

This week saw the return of sophomore cornerback Daryl Worley to the WVU roster. Coach Holgorsen issued a statement to wvusports.com on Wednesday, “Earlier today, I fully reinstated Daryl Worley to our football program. The decision came after Daryl pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an incident back in September.”

Holgorsen continued, “As I have said many times, we have a high standard of conduct that we expect our student-athletes and our coaches to live up to and, in this instance, Daryl failed to meet those expectations. However, since arriving in Morgantown, Daryl has done many good things and many things right, on and off the field, and I am confident that he will be a better man and teammate moving forward.”

The WVU defense has surrendered a total of six points in the first quarter this season. The Old Gold Blue has allowed just three passing touchdowns in five games.

Meanwhile, the West Virginia offense has outscored their opponents 40-6 in the first quarter this season. Their 139 first downs through its first five contests rank No. 18 nationally, averaging 27.8 first downs per game.

Don’t go to the concession stand when the Mountaineers have the ball as their last 10 consecutive touchdown drives have been completed in 2:31 or less. WVU moves up and down on the gridiron with at least 20 offensive first downs in every game this season.

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Texas Tech head coach Kliff Linsbury is in his second season at the helm of the Red Raiders. Last year in his inaugural campaign, he led the team to an 8-5 overall record including a 37-27 come-from-behind victory in Morgantown over the Mountaineers.

DeAndre Washington is averaging 5.4 yards per carry in five games played. The 5-foot-8, 201-pound junior running back has 326 yards on 60 carries and one touchdown.

Davis Webb has completed 140 of 225 passes for 1,603 yards, 10 interceptions and 16 touchdowns this season. The 6-foot-5, 209-pound sophomore quarterback has thrown eight interceptions in his last three games with four of the eight coming last week against Kansas State.

Webb’s favorite targets down field include junior wide receiver Jakeem Grant, who has hauled in 39 passes for 473 yards and four touchdowns, while senior wide receiver Brad Marquez has 382 yards on 30 catches and six touchdowns. Rounding out the Red Raiders aerial attack is sophomore wide receiver Reginald Davis, who has contributed 20 receptions for 255 yards and four touchdowns.

Five games into the season, senior linebacker Sam Eguavoen leads the Texas Tech defense with 23 solo tackles, assists on 16 additional stops for a total of 39 tackles. Junior linebacker Pete Robertson needs to be accounted for on the field as he leads the Red Raiders with four sacks of the quarterback.

West Virginia is back in Morgantown next week as they welcome the Baylor University Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) to Milan Puskar Stadium. Kick off is set for 12 noon ET and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.