Bits and Bytes: Texas Tech

Short, but sweet, informational nuggets for your consumption as West Virginia squares off against Texas Tech in its fourth consecutive noon home game.

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Sat 10/19 12:00 PM ET

Morgantown, WV

Mountaineer Field at
Milan Puskar Stadium
Record: 3-3

Last Game
Baylor 42-73 L
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Record: 6-0

Last Game
Iowa St 42-35 W
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Series: Tied 1-1

First Meeting: 1937
Last Meeting: 2012
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TRIVIA

Texas Tech currently leads the nation in consecutive PATs without a miss. How many extra points have the Red Raiders converted in a row, and by how much do they lead their closest pursuer?


STILL WAITING

West Virginia's coaching staff indicated that changes would be made to punt return personnel after the squad posted an average of just four return yards per attempt and made more bad decisions that Congress. However, Mountaineer fans did not get to see any of those changes against Baylor, as the Bears were never forced to punt. Might a different return man (Daryl Worley, perhaps?) see action this week?


TIMING

West Virginia is 3-0 in home games this year, and 0-3 at road/neutral sites. The Mountaineers are also 3-0 in noon starts. While fans continue to clamor for a night game at home, should WVU win this game, thinking supporters should be calling for more traditional kick times.


NO PASSING FANCY

Texas Tech has a remarkable run underway with its passing offense.

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Over the past twelve years (and under three different head coaches), the Red Raiders have finished no lower than seventh nationally in passing offense. In six of those seasons, the Double T has led the country, and also finished second on two other occasions.

This year is no different, as Tech iis currently third nationally in aerial gains.


EAST OF THE PECOS

This is Texas Tech's first trip to the eatern time zone zince 2008, when the Red Raiders defeated Virginia in the Gator Bowl. It's also the first regular season encounter in the east in a decade. Back in 2003, Tech traveled to North Carolina State for a contest, which was presumably a loss, since Tech's media notes don't mention the outcome of the game.


SHORTS STOP

WVU freshman slot receiver Daikiel Shorts, like the team as a whole, has been far more productive at home than on the road. In his three games at Mountaineer Field, the New Jersey native has caught 17 passes for 183 yards and two scores. On the road, he has been blanked twice, and has a total of just two receptions for 35 yards.


TRIVIA ANSWER

The Red Raiders have made 245 consecutive kicks following a touchdown. Their closest pursuer is North Carolina with 191.


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