Texas Football: Five things to know about West Virginia




 

Texas will host West Virginia in Week 5 for a crucial Big 12 matchup.

The two teams enter the contest with identical 2-2 records, but a loss will put one of them at 0-2 in conference play. Texas suffered a heartbreaking loss to Texas Tech last week in overtime, while West Virginia fell to Kansas in overtime in Week 2.

The Mountaineers lead the Longhorns in nearly every major statistical category, perhaps partially due to the quality of opponents, but Texas is heavily favored to defeat West Virginia via ESPN's Football Power Index.

It won't be an easy task to limit West Virginia's balanced offense on Saturday. Transfer quarterback JT Daniels and running back CJ Donaldson have the Mountaineers' offense scoring among the top in the country.

Here's a look at five things to know about this West Virginia team ahead of the upcoming matchup.

The Mountaineers are averaging 42.75 points per game (No. 14 nationally)

 

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WVU kicker Casey Legg is tied for No. 1 nationally in field goal percentage (8/8 on the year)

 

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West Virginia is .900 on fourth down conversions this season (successful on 9-of-10 attempts)

 

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DL Dante Stills needs one more TFL for school record

 

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WVU deploys the No. 18 total offense in the country

 

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Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire

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