With Heisman Trophy candidate Geno Smith leading the way, undefeated West Virginia is in the midst of its best start in six years.
Andrew Buie's sudden emergence could make things all the more difficult on opposing defenses that are already struggling to contain the Mountaineers' high-powered offense.
Smith and the fifth-ranked Mountaineers look to keep rolling Saturday when they visit a Texas Tech team hoping to bounce back from its first loss of the season.
After going 45 of 51 for 656 yards and eight touchdowns in a 70-63 win over then-No. 25 Baylor on Sept. 29, Smith threw for 268 yards and four scores in a 48-45 victory at then-No. 11 Texas last Saturday.
That result gave West Virginia (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) its best start since opening 7-0 in 2006.
"Every week, we're going to go out and have fun," said Smith, who's thrown 24 TD passes without an interception and leads the nation with a 202.4 rating.
Smith got some unexpected help last week as Buie ran 31 times for 207 yards a...