The West Virginia Mountaineers (2-2), led by quarterback J.T. Daniels, meet the Texas Longhorns (2-2), led by quarterback Hudson Card, in an NCAA Big 12 college football game on Saturday, October 1, 2022 (10/1/2022) at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.
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Here’s what you need to know:
What: NCAA football, Week 5
Who: West Virginia vs. Texas
When: Saturday, Oct 1, 2022
Where: DKR-Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
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WHAT’S AT STAKE
Both teams will be desperate to avoid an 0-2 start in a Big 12 that looks wide open. A loss would raise the temperature under both Texas coach Steve Sarkisian and West Virginia’s Neal Brown. Of the two, the Mountaineers look like the team on the rise behind a tough run game and maturing defense.
West Virginia DT Dante Stills and NG Jordan Jefferson against the interior of the Texas offensive line. The Mountaineers’ ability to control the Texas run game and also push the pocket and disrupt passing situations could keep the Longhorns’ offense unsettled all night.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
West Virginia: RB CJ Donaldson. The 240-pound freshman has three 100-yard rushing efforts in four games. Not bad for a player who came to college as a tight end.
Texas: All eyes are still on QBs Hudson Card and Quinn Ewers. Card has fought through an ankle injury to start the last two games and has been solid. But the big-armed Ewers may be ready to return after suffering a clavicle injury against Alabama. Ewers’ deep passing threat would allow Texas to open up the playbook.
FACTS & FIGURES
West Virginia’s defense has allowed just one touchdown over the last two games … Texas gave up six fourth-down conversions last week against Texas Tech. The Mountaineers are 9 of 10 on fourth down this season … Texas running back Bijan Robinson has been carrying a football to class this week after his overtime fumble set up Texas Tech’s winning field goal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.