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Everything a ‘Horns fan needs to know to follow along as Texas seeks bowl eligibility with a win over West Virginia.

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2016 has been a rollercoaster year for the 5-4 Texas Longhorns and entering the season’s final stretch, it’s safe to say Charlie Strong hopes Texas’ latest ascendance doesnt peak too soon. Fortunately for Texas, Saturday’s meeting with the No. 11-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers will be back at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, where the ‘Horns are 4-0 this season. Texas has also knocked off its last four AP Top 12-ranked foes and if that isn’t enough to get the ‘Horns to play at their best, bowl eligibility is on the line if Texas reaches 6-4 on Saturday.

Dana Holgorsen has West Virginia at 7-1 on the season by way of a balanced offensive attack that ranks 10th in yards per game nationally with 511 each time out, along with a versatile 3-3-5 stack defense that ranks 20th in scoring defense. From a sheer talent standpoint, the Mountaineers won’t be the most imposing unit Texas has seen thus far, but West Virginia is an extremely well-coached group featuring 20 fourth of fifth year players among the 22 starters, including 14 seniors.

With only three games remaining in the 2016 regular season for the Texas Longhorns, the leading cornerbacks for head coach Charlie Strong’s defense aren’t preseason All-Big 12 pick Davante Davis and fellow former starter Holton Hill.

Instead, the mercurial Kris Boyd and much-maligned John Bonney are helping to turn around a pass defense that was giving up big plays by the handful as recently as the Oklahoma game.

Through the first four games of the season, Johnson was sidelined much of the time while John Burt suffered through drops and Jerrod Heard thrived in his new role.

The same remains true for Burt, but Heard has since caught only five passes in five games, while Johnson has reeled in 14 receptions for 174 yards, including a current career-long 40-yard reception on yet another athletic display against Baylor.

How to watch, listen, and stream

TV: Fox Sports 1

Time: 11:00 a.m. CT

Commentary: Joe Davis will provide the play-by-play while Brady Quinn adds analysis. Bruce Feldman will be the sideline reporter.

Radio: Sirius channel 118, XM channel 200 and online channel 954

Online Streaming: Fox Sports Go.

Weather: 72 degrees

Odds: Texas (-2)