Nov 2, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) runs with the ball as West Virginia Mountaineers safety K.J. Dillon (9) defends during the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium. West Virginia won 30-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Preview

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I’ll just come out and say it. This game will be ugly for Mountaineer fans. WVU is (yet again) the underdog and I have all the faith in the world in the ‘Eers but this game… ugly. Right now, Texas is on a five game win streak. Along those same lines, their record this season so far is 5-0. WVU has a record of 4-5. The game can be seen at 6pm on FOX this Saturday.

The key matchup to watch out for will be Mountaineer QB Clint Trickett vs Texas DE’s Jackson Jeffcoat and Cedric Reed who have quickly become the best pass rushing team in the Big 12. WVU’s offense will heavily rely on Charles Sims while Texas will depend on QB Case McCoy. If McCoy struggles with deep passes, WVU could be put in position for an upset victory.

The game will be played in Morgantown at Mountaineer Field and it should be noted here that WVU has won the last two meetings with Texas. This will be Texas’ first visit to West Virginia. A few things that will help place the game in the favor of the Mountaineers is the time zone and cold weather that Texas will be facing for the first time since around 2007. If WVU can capitalize on any mistakes made by the Longhorns, like they did in last weeks game against TCU then the underdogs just might win again.

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