The players are about to take Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium for the match-up between West Virginia and Texas Tech. Both squads are desperately looking for a victory as the Mountaineers return home for the first time in nearly a month.
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FINAL: West Virginia falls to Texas Tech, 38-17.
TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (38-17, 0:05): Doege leads the Mountaineers on a 7-play, 61-yard drive, capped off by a 9-yard pass to Tony Mathis for the touchdown. Mathis is also making his Mountaineer debut alongside Doege, as both players are redshirting this season.
5:34: Doege leads the Mountaineers to a long 12-play drive into the red zone, but once again they fail to convert on 4th down. Texas Tech takes over on their own 4 yard line.
FIELD GOAL TEXAS TECH (38-10, 10:20): West Virginia holds the Red Raiders to a field goal, an easy make for Trey Wolff from 24 yards.
13:30: Things get a little chippy after Sean Mahone gives a little extra after the whistle to Tech’s KeSean Carter. Two penalties are called on West Virginia, one on TTU — but they all offset. 1st and 10 for Texas Tech on the WVU 25.
14:32: Doege isn’t able to get anything going in his first drive as a Mountaineer, and West Virginia punts. Texas Tech will take over on their 40.
END 3Q: West Virginia gets the stop, and Jarret Doege is now in at QB to get the 4th quarter started.
2:06: After two big passes from Kendall to Sam James, WVU goes for the third straight but Kendall is picked off in the end zone.
On the return, TTU’s Travis Koontz is flagged for targeting and is disqualified.
4:45: Duffey leads Texas Tech into the red zone but the Mountaineers hold them on 4th down. West Virginia takes over on their own 6.
7:07: Winston Wright fumbles and it’s picked up by Texas Tech. Red Raiders are heading the other way looking for their first score of the half.
9:08: The Mountaineers keep Texas Tech in their own territory and force the Red Raiders to their second punt. WVU will take over on their own 28.
10:48: West Virginia takes the ball all the way to the 11, but their 4th down conversion attempt falls incomplete (the pass was intended for either Jovani Haskins or Ali Jennings, but they bumped in the end zone and weren’t able to make the catch). Texas Tech takes over.
HALF: Texas Tech takes their 35-10 lead into the locker room.
1:35: The Mountaineers drive down close to the red zone, but they fail their fourth down conversion attempt from the 22 yard line. There were some flashes of life, though, especially with a 51-yard pass from Kendall to Sam James to get WVU into Red Raider territory.
6:38: West Virginia forces their first punt out of Texas Tech, but it pins them inside their own 10. They’ll have a lot of ground to cover if they want to make up some points.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (35-10, 8:01): Duffey again leads the Red Raiders on a long drive, and it’s punctuated with another 4th down rushing touchdown from Thompson. The drive goes 9 plays and 58 yards, with a 2-yard rush at the end.
TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (28-10, 11:16): Austin Kendall starts the Mountaineers off by moving the ball down the field, but tight end Isaiah Esdale is the one to make the touchdown pass to Kennedy McKoy for 24 yards.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (28-3, 13:25): Texas Tech gets back in the end zone via a 1-yard rush from SaRodorick Thompson, capping off a 9-play, 87-yard drive for the Red Raiders.
END 1Q: West Virginia ends their last drive of the quarter with a turnover on downs, and Texas Tech is moving down the other way.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (21-3, 4:52): The Red Raiders capitalize on the turnover quickly, earning a quick first down then running the ball all the way to the end zone. Henry gets his second score of the game, this time from 4 yards out.
7:06: George Campbell drops Kendall’s pass and it’s picked off by Texas Tech’s Douglas Coleman on first down. Red Raiders will take over on the Mountaineers’ 24.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (14-3, 7:27): Dalton Rigdon gets by Josh Norwood to make himself wide open in the middle of the field, winning the footrace without any issue for the 81-yard touchdown.
FIELD GOAL WEST VIRGINIA (7-3, 7:43): West Virginia drives 63 yards down the field with the help of a big pass from Austin Kendall to George Campbell. They are stopped in the red zone, though, and are forced to settle for a 30 yard attempt from Casey Legg.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (7-0, 10:58): The Red Raiders find a score on the opening drive, mostly utilizing the pass game to move the ball down the field. Jett Duffey goes 3-for-5 for 57 yards, and Ta’Zhawn Henry punches it in for the 2-yard touchdown.
Texas Tech receives to start the contest. They begin at their own 28.