Found October 04, 2012 on Football Nation:
October 6, 1956-- this was the last and only time these teams have met.  The game was played in Austin, TX in front of 30,000 people and West Virginia won by a score of 7-6 and finished the game with 46 yards passing.  There might be a statistic or two that suggests this year’s game will be slightly different.Prediction 1.  Texas will win the game by controlling the red zone.Diaz’s game plan this week is simple: “Don't give up long touchdowns, play great defense in the red zone, don't worry about surrendering yards.”  Last week, Oklahoma State visited the red zone five times and only came away with two touchdowns while Texas had four touchdowns in four trips.  The Texas defense looks shaky this season but they’re solid in the red zone.Prediction 2.  Geno Smith will not be stopped.Despite my prediction for Texas to win, you can count on another outstanding performance by the Heisman front-runner. Smith has picked apart every defense he’s faced this year and has thrown for at ...
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