The theme for this year’s game was noted to be a revengeful “Do not think it will be forgotten.” And from the score on the jumbotron at the end of the day Saturday night, Texas DID NOT forget last year loss.
Unfortunately for the Neer’s, the outcome was truly revengeful and not a good one as Texas (4-1, 2-0) beat the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1) on the road for the second straight time. Last years WVU win down in Texas was nothing but a memory late Saturday night in Morgantown. Texan’s quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw two TD passes and ran for two more scores while #11 Texas converted three WVU turnovers into TDs in a 42-31 victory over West Virginia on Saturday in Morgantown. Ehlinger finished the game 18/33 for 211 yards in the air. He threw only his 2nd pick of the year that WVU could only turn into a third quarter field goal. That would set the tone for the 4th quarter when the Longhorn’s would ultimately pull ahead for good and get the W.
On the other side of the ball, the Longhorn defense showed zero sign of any decrease in their intensity despite multiple injuries to it. Texaspicked WVU quarterback Austin Kendall 4 times throughout the game; two of which were by Longhorn CB D’Shawn Jamison. On the bright side of things for WVU, Kendall threw 3 touchdown passes, two of which were 4th quarter scores to bring the score close briefly with the game clock winding down. Kendall also ran one in from the one. He would finish 31/46 for a career high of 367 yards. He was rather impressive at times and had that Wil Grier look at times on the ground and in the air. A few times Wil’s past endeavors popped into my mind after Kendall’s play.
In the end, Texas looked good and seemed to remain focused on their goals for the season. They have the “Red River Rivalry” matchup with No 6 Oklahoma next week. They should be in mid-season form heading into next week matchup. On the other side of the field, WVU in the midst of a really tough October schedule. They have Iowa State this coming weekend at home and the current No 6 ranked Oklahoma and Baylor on the schedule later this month.With this win and another this coming weekend, the Longhorns cold crack the top 10. WVU welcome the Cyclones to Morgantown next Saturday hoping to pay them back after they embarrassed the Mountaineers 30-14 a year ago out in Iowa.