As the No. 22 Texas Longhorns head into their early kickoff against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, they have the opportunity to win their third consecutive game, as well as take a lead over another conference contender.
Texas actually trails the Mountaineers in the all-time series by one game, so a win Saturday would also bring them even with the rare conference opponent who holds an all-time winning record against Texas. When it’s all said and done, the Longhorns will have a huge impact on who reaches the conference championship game — especially if they win out.
The Longhorns will face the toughest defense they’ve played against this year, as West Virginia manages to create havoc in the backfield, resulting in turnovers.
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Saturday’s game against West Virginia looks less like a game that Texas is capable of winning comfortably and more like the type of game that has constantly resulted in disappointment for Herman and the Horns.
- Freshman WR Troy Omeire (knee) — out
- Sophomore LB Ayodele Adeoye (shoulder) — out
- Sophomore WR Jordan Whittington (hip) — out
- Freshman OT Jaylen Garth (chest) — out
- Sophomore LB Luke Brockermeyer (turf toe) — out
- Junior RB Keaontay Ingram (ankle) — out
- Freshman WR Kelvontay Dixon (toe) — emergency only
- Junior DB Josh Thompson (neck) — probable
- Senior WR Brenden Schooler (thigh) — probable
How to Watch:
From ABC: "If a Special Report occurs during (CFB Saturday), it will air to the full network. Programming may move to an ESPN network for the duration of the Special Report. At the conclusion of the Special Report, the currently scheduled program would be joined in progress."— Mike Foss (@MikeFossWXYZ) November 6, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. Central
Radio: Texassports.com. Broadcasts are also available on Sirius 132, XM 199, and App Ch. 953
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Odds: Texas -5.5
Weather: 81 degrees and sunny