Today, the Mountaineers will be taking on the Texas Tech Red Raiders for the ninth time since joining the Big 12. Over the years, several matchups have been filled with excitement, and much of the same is expected today.
Here are some interesting facts about today’s matchup against Texas Tech:
- WVU hasn’t lost in Lubbock since 2012: Remember WVU’s first ever Big 12 loss? The 49-14 embarrassment to the hands of Texas Tech in Lubbock? That was actually the last time WVU lost to Tech in Lubbock. They have won three straight matchups in West Texas since, 37-34 in 2014, 48-17 in 2016, and 42-34 in 2018. Today, they will be looking for their fourth-straight win in Jones AT&T Stadium, as well as revenge for last season’s 38-17 blowout in Morgantown.
- Third-straight trip to Lubbock in these uniforms: WVU has worn gold helmets, white jerseys, and gold pants during their last two trips to Lubbock. They will be making it a third-straight today. They are 2-0 in said uniforms, so hopefully they can keep up the streak.
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- This will not be the first Brown and Doege duo on this field: Way back at the start of the 2010s, the Red Raiders’ offense was orchestrated by offensive coordinator Neal Brown, and quarterback Seth Doege. The duo combined for some of the best offensive fireworks in the nation during that time span. This time, it will be Neal Brown and Seth’s little brother Jarret, but on the opposing sideline. Hopefully, we will see more of the same fireworks, just with these two this time.
- It will be WVU’s fifth-straight nationally televised game in 2020: Though 2020 hasn’t been the best year, this is certainly a bright spot. WVU-Texas Tech will be broadcasted on ESPN2, making it the fifth-straight nationally televised game for the Mountaineers this season. Even their matchups against Eastern Kentucky and Kansas were shown to a nationwide audience. It may not be much, but this is certainly notable.