West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Texas Longhorns GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


This week’s college football match-up comes at 3:30 p.m. ET. on Saturday with West Virginia on the road taking on Big 12 opponent, the University of Texas Longhorns in Austin.

The Mountaineers (6-3, 4-2 Big 12), who are ranked 24th in the nation, are looking to bounce back from last week’s tough 31-30 loss at home in Morgantown against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.

On the other sideline, Texas (4-5, 3-3 Big 12) is looking to get to .500 on the season, and pick up their fourth conference victory this weekend. The Longhorns are coming off a 34-13 victory on the road in Lubbock over the Texas Tech University Red Raiders.

When: Saturday, Nov. 8

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET.

Site: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at Joe Jamail Field

Playing Surface: Field Turf

All-Time Series: WVU leads 2-1

In Morgantown: Texas leads 1-0 (Nov. 9, 2013 – Texas wins 47-40 in OT)

In Austin: WVU leads 2-0 (Oct. 6, 2012 – WVU wins 48-45)

At Neutral Site: 0-0

Television Coverage: FOX Sports 1

Announcers: Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece

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 117, XM Channel 202

Live Stats: http://www.wvusports.com

Odds: WVU -3.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook

Weather Channel Online: Partly Cloudy with a high of 72 and zero percent chance of showers.

The West Virginia offense likes to get off to a good start at the beginning of the game as coach Dana Holgorsen’s crew has scored on its opening drive in seven of nine games with four touchdowns and three field goals.

WVU also likes to have the first and last word on the scoreboard as they have outscored its opponents 87-40 in the first quarter this season and 77-44 in the fourth quarter.

The Mountaineers are the only Big 12 team this season with two 500-yard rushers in redshirt sophomore Rushel Shell, who has 538 yards while sophomore Wendell Smallwood has rolled up 540 yards.

Senior defensive end Shaquille Riddick is fifth in the Big 12 with six sacks while junior safety K.J. Dillon, freshman safety Dravon Henry, and sophomore cornerback Daryl Worley are tied for the team lead in interceptions with two apiece.

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Last week, Texas sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes overcame three sacks to complete 13 of 25 passes for 228 yards, no interceptions, and one touchdown against the Red Raiders. Since taking over for junior David Ash, who had to leave the sport after a series of concussions, the 6-foot-4, 243-pound signal caller has five interceptions and nine touchdowns in nine contests.

One of Swoopes favorite targets has been 6-foot, 190-pound senior wide receiver John Harris, who has 48 receptions for 814 yards and six touchdowns.

The Old Gold and Blue defense will have their hands full with the Longhorns running attack of senior Malcolm Brown and junior Johnathan Gray. Brown has 533 yards on 131 carries and six touchdowns while Gray has contributed 445 yards on 103 attempts and three touchdowns.

Senior linebacker Jordan Hicks leads the UT defense with 60 solo tackles and assisted on 55 more for a total of 115 stops in nine games. Sophomore defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway has put up five sacks, and junior cornerback Duke Thomas leads the secondary with three interceptions.

Up Next: West Virginia takes a week off, and is back home at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 20 to take on the Kansas State University Wildcats (7-1, 5-0 Big 12). Kick off is set for 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.