WVU is ahead in the series 6-3. Our first win actually came in the Sun Bowl of 1938 in a high scoring affair of 7-6. We didn’t play again until WVU joined the XII in 2012. We actually got smoked that first year by a score of 49-14 which is hard to believe considering we still had Geno, Tavon and Stedman. The Mountaineers lost the next year as well in 2013 by a score of 37-27. As we all remember, 2013 was a markedly terrible year for our football team when Dana Holgorsen led us to a record of 4-8. So that was two losses in a row to the Red Raiders, fortunately after that we won five in a row by scores of 2014: 37-34, 2015: 31-26, 2016: 48-17, 2017: 46-35 and 2018: 42-34. Obviously last year we got whipped 38-17.
We are beating them in all time wins and win percentage by the overall records of 760-503-45 .598% for WVU and 572-461-32 .552% for TTU. Our 760 wins is 15th all time while their 572 is 72nd. They are ahead by one in Bowl Games at 38 to 37. We both stink in Bowls but we are actually slightly better at 15-22 to their 14-23-1. We have 15 Conference Titles to their 11. We are beating them in both overall draft picks at 196 and 1st round picks at 12 to their 161 and 8. Neither of us have any Heisman winners or National Titles.
Lastly, I’ll finish with a short prediction for the game: Tech has no defense and we have no offense – but we have the #1 defense in the country. The Red Raiders will undoubtedly find a way to put up some points as they always do. But our Defense will make one more stop than theirs to grab the win. Not that their defense is any good per se, our offense is just that bad. It’s possible that as bad as TT’s defense is, they’ll make Doege look better than he is – but if he is his normal self and below average, Leddie Brown will have to carry the load once again for another 100 yard, 2 TD day and be just enough to outscore Texas Tech. WVU 31- 27 TTU. I am currently 4-0 on the season. I picked us to beat EKU 48-10, lose to the Pokes 27-31, beat Baylor 27-20 and Kansas 31-24.