West Virginia Mountaineers
Their debut seasons in the Big 12 haven’t exactly gone the way No. 23 West Virginia and TCU had hoped. The Mountaineers and Horned Frogs need solid finishes to improve their bowl positions.
Texas Tech’s defense and a swirling wind confounded Geno Smith and the Mountaineers’ defense couldn’t stop the Red Raiders in a 49-14 victory Saturday.
A Texas Tech football fan has been arrested for running onto the field and removing his clothes during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s stunning win over No. 5 West Virginia.
Geno Smith passed for four touchdowns, Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns and West Virginia came away with another wild victory, this time taking down the 11th-ranked Longhorns 48-45 on Saturday night.
Nick Florence came up one touchdown short against West Virginia. The Baylor quarterback ran out of time as the Bears fell to the Mountaineers 70-63 on Saturday.
Newcomers West Virginia and TCU are fitting in nicely to the pass-crazy Big 12.
A new commissioner, two new schools and a batch of new starting quarterbacks bring a distinctly different flavor to the conference this season after a period of turmoil.
Interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas attended a reception officially welcoming the West Virginia Mountaineers into the conference.
Top-seeded Baylor beat West Virginia 82-68 on Tuesday night to advance to the NCAA tournament’s round of 16.