The Texas Longhorns are at a pivotal point in the season with the West Virginia Mountaineers coming to Austin on Saturday for the season’s second Big 12 contest.
After talks of playing for the conference championship, the Longhorns first have to win a conference game. A disappointing loss to the Texas Tech Raiders has seemingly derailed what many thought was an upward trajectory for the season and the program overall. So now head coach Steve Sarkisian and his team have to prove its not the same as it walkway was.
On the other sideline is Neal Brown, who was on the hot seat after two disappointments to start the season, but hopes to continue to cool his chair with a third-consecutive win. It also helps that it would be against the Longhorns in Austin, where the Mountaineers are currently 4-2 all time.
- BON Roundtable: Can Quinn Ewers Fix the Longhorns?
- Smoking Musket Q&A: Can the WVU defensive backs match up?
- Advanced Stats Preview
- Longhorn Republic Podcast: Preparing for WVU
- Winning Is Hard Podcast: Looking forward to a Graham Harrell Offense
- Texas held a players-only meeting after Texas Tech loss
- Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns have a closing problem
- Texas vs. West Virginia preview: Mountaineers built to replicate offensive gameplans of Roadrunners, Red Raiders
- Senior OL Junior Angilau — out
- Senior WR Isaiah Neyor — out
- Freshman QB Quinn Ewers — day to day
- Sophomore WR Xavier Worthy — day to day
How to Watch:
Time: 6:30 p.m. Central
Livestream: Fox Sports App
Radio: Texassports.com. Broadcasts are also available on Sirius 132, XM 199, and App Ch. 953
Odds: The Longhorns are a 9.5-point favorite at DraftKings. Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
Weather: 89 degrees and sunny