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Aaron Carrara

*****GAME THREAD - TEXAS vs. WEST VIRGINIA*****

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The Texas Longhorns (6-2, 4-1) look to bounce back this week at home against the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1) after a narrow 38-35 loss in Stillwater last weekend. Texas had its six game win streak snapped as a result, but Tom Herman's team is a perfect 4-0 this season when playing at home. The Longhorns defeated the Mountaineers last season in Morgantown to notch Herman's first win over a ranked opponent as head coach at Texas.  West Virginia was without injured starting quarterback Will Grier for most of the game, allowing the Texas defense to hold the Mountaineers to just 14 points. This season, West Virginia boasts one of the best offenses in the country. Grier, a Heisman Trophy candidate, is healthy and has thrown for 2,272 yards and 25 touchdowns through seven games this season.

The Longhorns rushed for 233 yards last season in Morgantown and Sam Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns in the upset win on the road. Both teams are bowl eligible, but the winner of today's game remains in the driver's seat for a berth in the Big 2 Championship Game on December 1st.

 

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What:  Texas Longhorns (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big-12)
When:  Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time:  2:30 PM CST
Venue:  Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
Location: Austin, Texas
Television: FOX
The Line: Texas -2.5
Last Meeting: Texas defeated #24 West Virginia  28-14 (11/18/2017 - Morgantown, WV)
All-Time Series Record: West Virginia leads Texas 4-3-0

Weather

Game weather calls for clear skies and temperatures in the mid 70's.

 

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Supposedly there's been a significant move in the betting line in the last few hours. Supposedly, and I emphasize the word supposedly, another defensive starter (besides Nelson) is out for the game. And, supposedly it'a a linebacker. 

And now I'm seeing that Chris Nelson might play limited snaps.

 

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8 minutes ago, North Texas Golfer said:

Supposedly Brandon Jones is out with an ankle injury sustained, supposedly, this morning.

Heard the rumor but haven't heard anything official yet from UT.  If so, huge loss for Texas.  They need the secondary to play lights-out today.

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13 minutes ago, Aaron Carrara said:

Heard the rumor but haven't heard anything official yet from UT.  If so, huge loss for Texas.  They need the secondary to play lights-out today.

Time for our other 5* safety to step up. 

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