Holgorsen Previews Texas Tech

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen details the match-up against Texas Tech, the immediate thoughts on offensive football and how to handle an opposing team that could well be better than their record if not for self-inflicted mistakes.

Holgorsen noted that Tech has done a better job running the football than he anticipated. The Red Raiders were taken out of the run game early in their last loss, a 45-13 setback to No. 23 Kansas State during which the Wildcats jumped to a 31-7 lead in the third quarter. But Holgorsen expects Texas Tech to try the ground game against West Virginia in an effort to provide some balance and move more players into the box, providing for easier windows for quarterback Davis Webb, who has already amassed 16 passing touchdowns and 1,603 yards in an offense that has amassed the most total yards in the NCAA since 2000 with 88,018.

Holgorsen also spoke about the promotion of Mike Smith to defensive coordinator, including the simplification of the scheme, the better effort and his comparison of Tech's trails to what WVU went through last season with its offense. Holgorsen also touches on cornerback Daryl Worley, who has been reinstated and will practice with the team. It has not yet been decided if Worley will play.

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