West Virginia defense uses Texas’ game plan to hold on for 24-20 win
By Steve Habel, Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas – No one has come after Texas the way West Virginia’s defense did Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and that max-blitz, come-from-anywhere strategy — especially in the end game — was the difference in 16th-ranked Mountaineers’ 24-20 victory over the Longhorns.
West Virginia’s defense, actually a mirror image of what the Longhorns have been doing over the past five games, rattled the Longhorns down the stretch and produced three huge stands in the final 10 minutes.
The Mountaineers (8-1 overall, 5-1 in games against Big 12 opponents) survived a season-high four turnovers — three of them interceptions by Texas-bred [article-offer]