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The Longhorn Republic unpacks the defensive performance against WVU

The Texas defense was the star on Saturday, propelling the Longhorns to their third-consecutive win.

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Texas Longhorns managed to hold off the West Virginia Mountaineers for a 17-13 win to head into the bye week riding a three-game win streak. For Texas, the win means their hopes for a berth in the Big 12 Championship game are still alive, in spite of needing help from others.

So how did Texas manage to get it done with the offensive struggles? And how did the defense fully turn the corner?

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