The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Texas Longhorns, 48-45, Saturday at Texas Memorial Stadium. The victory came in West Virginia-like fashion as the No. 8-ranked Mountaineers compiled 460 total yards and used four touchdown passes from quarterback Geno Smith to seemingly run-up-and-down the No. 11 Longhorns and win their first ever Big 12 Conference road game.
According to the SB Nation blog The Smoking Musket, the win for WVU was an important one.
This was a huge road win that will go a long way towards national respect, especially with a few specific detractors. This was a very talented defense from Texas, especially up front. The sacks allowed were nothing to be ashamed of. The WVU offense answered the call and honestly, so did the defense (at lease compared to last week). This was a win to remember.
Although the win will help the Heisman Trophy chances of Smith, the hero of the evening was sophomore tailback Andrew Buie, who compiled 207 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Buie also had 66 yards receiving.
Next up for the 5-0 Mountaineers is another Big 12 road game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and will be shown on either ABC or ESPN.