Found October 14, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
The fact that Texas Tech had one of the best defenses in the country was a bit unbelievable but Saturday the Red Raiders shutdown one of the most potent offenses in the country plus the Heisman Trophy front runner.  We believe now, it’s proven. The Red Raider defense frustrated West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith who finished 29 of 55 passing for 275 yards and one touchdown.  Far below the numbers Smith has been putting up this season. West Virginia’s offense did put up 406 yards of total offense but no WVU running back had 100 yards and the Mountaineer receivers were held to double digits in yards.  Not to mention a WVU offense used to scoring at will only totaled 14 points Saturday afternoon in Lubbock. Texas Tech safety D.J. Johnson, who had six tackles against West Virginia, explains the Red Raider game plan against the Mountaineers. (Thanks techathletics)   “We just didn't execute offensively.” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorse...

College football week 7: Tailgater picks of the week

Week 6 went pretty well for the Tailgater crew, but our collective success was overshadowed by some sad news.  Longtime college football analyst and historian Carroll Cook died on Wednesday at age 81.  You knew him as Beano.Believe it or not, there was a time when ESPN presented enjoyable, reliable sports coverage.  Cook was a big part of that.  The well traveled commentator...

Smith, No. 5 Mountaineers stunned

Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a season-high 499 yards and Texas Tech's defense shut down Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia as the Red Raiders upset the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday. Red Raider fans stormed the field after the win, the most lopsided Texas Tech victory ever over a team ranked in the top five. Texas Tech's defense consistently stymied West Virginia...

West Virginia's defense absent in lopsided loss

(Eds: Adds details. With AP Photos.) By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press This time, West Virginia's shoddy defense was too much for Geno Smith to overcome. Smith directed the Mountaineers' prolific attack to shootout victories over Baylor and Texas, becoming a contender for the Heisman Trophy along the way and extending his team's unbeaten run. But that terrific start ended...

No. 5 West Virginia, Smith to test TTech's defense

Dana Holgerson won't be nostalgic Saturday when he brings his No. 5 Mountaineers to Texas Tech, where he and Mike Leach drove opponents batty with their dizzying pass-heavy offense. ''All those feelings and emotions have gone away a long time ago,'' the Mountaineers second-year coach said of his eight years in Lubbock. ''I'm not going to think twice...

No. 5 West Virginia stumbles 49-14 to Texas Tech

Put that Heisman talk on hold. A second straight trip to Texas turned out to be too much for Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia to handle. Texas Tech's defense and a swirling wind confounded Smith and the Mountaineers' defense couldn't stop the Red Raiders in a 49-14 victory Saturday. Smith, who had thrown for 24 touchdowns coming into the game and established himself...
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