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WVU Downs Texas in Morgantown

WVU Downs Texas in Morgantown

(Photo by Dale Sparks – All Pro Photography)

 

Just like that, the Mountaineers are once again alive in bowl contention. In front of a solid crowd at Milan Puskar Stadium, West Virginia was able to knock off the Texas Longhorns by a final score of 31-23.

Offensively, Neal Brown’s squad put together arguably their best performance of the season – outside of the Iowa State game. Jarret Doege, who has received his fair share of criticism this season, played his cleanest game of 2021. Completing 27 of 43 passes with 290 yards and 3 touchdowns, the fifth-year senior kept the ball out of the hands of the defense finishing with no turnovers.

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On the ground, Leddie Brown put together a special performance in his final home game at WVU. The Philadelphia native carried the ball 33 times to the tune of 158 yards and one touchdown on the ground. As a team, West Virginia finished with 461 total yards.

Defensively, the Mountaineers held the Longhorns in check. Holding them around 100 yards below their season average, the Longhorns finished with only 355 total yards. Easily the biggest deciding factor of the game was Texas’ struggles on third down. The now 4-7 Longhorns only converted 2 of their 10 total third down attempts.

West Virginia finishes their 2021 season at Kansas next Saturday. The game is set to kickoff at 7 p.m. and will televise on Fox Sports 1.

With a victory next week, WVU would become bowl eligible.

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