West Virginia Week Brings Back Fond Memories

Texas Tech (2-3, 0-2 in the Big 12) is hoping to get right with a win over Big 12 foe West Virginia (3-2, 1-1). Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Texas Tech has dropped its last seven consecutive Big 12 contests and for the most part it hasn't been very competitive.

Tech's last conference victory? A thrilling 37-27 comeback win last season in Morgantown, led by none other than embattled quarterback Davis Webb. The Red Raiders scored the final 21 points of the game with Webb firing a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jace Amaro with 1:01 to play to seal the win.

That was the "fortune favors the bold" game where Webb and coach Kliff Kingsbury's aerial hip check punctuated the win.

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In many ways that win was Tech's top regular season moment of the season. One could argue the 20-10 home victory over a then ranked TCU squad was bigger, but that was an ugly game. Plus it was at home. The comeback win over over the Mountaineers in a hostile Puskar Stadium in Morgantown pushed the Red Raiders to 7-0. It felt good.

While that win was nice, the year prior was even sweeter for Tech fans as the Red Raiders welcomed West Virginia, who was fresh off a win over Texas and had risen to No. 5 in the AP national poll, to Lubbock for the first time with a 49-14 upset shocker.

The Mountaineers have never been the same since that loss, much like Tech hasn't enjoyed much success since the win last season. West Virginia is 9-15 since the setback in Lubbock, while Texas Tech is 3-8 since the comeback win in Morgantown.

Each program really needs a victory this Saturday. Texas Tech is 2-0 against West Virginia in Big 12 play hoping to make some new memories and snap some ignominious losing streaks. West Virginia appears to be on the uptick this season and can't afford to drop this contest and fall back to near the bottom of the Big 12.

It ought to be an interesting Saturday morning.

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