The West Virginia Mountaineers earned its second victory of the season against Texas based programs, as they downed the Texas Longhorns, 48-45. The victory could help the program recruit better in the state believes some recruiting experts.
Both sophomore running back Andrew Buie and senior returner Tavon Austin earned Big 12 Conference weekly honors on Monday. Buie collected the Offensive Player of the Week award, while Austin was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Texas Longhorns, 48-45, Saturday night. Overall, it was an impressive performance by the nation's No. 8-ranked program and was a big victory for the new Big 12 Conference school.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will visiting the Texas Longhorns on Saturday (7 p.m. ET on FOX). Many are asking how the Longhorns defense can stop the potent WVU offense. SB Nation's Bill Connelly says Texas should learn from the Maryland Terrapins.
Was West Virginia's 70-point outing in its first Big 12 game a fluke? Texas coach Mack Brown praised Geno Smith's performance thus far in the season, saying he hasn't seen many teams as strong offensively as the Mountaineers.