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West Virginia vs. Texas Tech 2012: Mountaineers fans embarrassed by 49-14 loss

The No. 5 West Virginia Mountaineers were blown out by the unranked Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday in Lubbock, Texas, 49-14, in an outcome which was described as "embarrassing" by The Smoking Musket, SB Nation's West Virginia community.

Among many other factors, WVU fans were unhappy with the team's seeming lack of offensive rhythm, and the defense looking "completely slow and out of place on many plays." From the comments in The Smoking Musket's initial postgame post:

This reflects what is driving me the most crazy about the defense: we keep doing the same thing expecting a different result, which, incidentally is Einstein's definition of "insanity."

Of course, Mountaineers fans are also worried about upcoming fall in the rankings as well as the impact this may have on quarterback Geno Smith's Heisman candidacy.

Next Saturday, the Mountaineers host Big 12 foe Kansas State in a game which could be a "season maker or breaker" at 7 p.m. ET.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.