4 top games between Texas Tech and WVU football

LUBBOCK, TX - OCTOBER 15: Skyler Howard
LUBBOCK, TX - OCTOBER 15: Skyler Howard /
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2012, 49-14 WVU loss

This could qualify as one of the worst losses in WVU football history. There have been plenty more depressing defeats, this one just happened to come at the wrong time.

West Virginia was riding high coming into this game. The Mountaineers were making national headlines, following a shootout with Baylor in their first-ever Big 12 Conference game. Plus, there was still a wave of positivity from the Orange Bowl victory against Clemson.

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The WVU football team was ranked No. 5 in the country before being embarrassed by the Red Raiders. Geno Smith did not throw an interception, but the wind caused him to be erratic with his passes. He finished with 278 yards, but only completed 30 of 56 passes.

Meanwhile, Seth Doege of the Red Raiders had a field day with 499 passing yards and six touchdowns. The Mountaineers finished this year 7-6 with a five-game losing streak in the middle, which started with the game against Texas Tech.