West Virginia pieced together a 31-26 win over Texas Tech. Here's the postgame defensive take.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - While the focus is largely on an offense that melted away the clock, and fears of a five-game skid, West Virginia's defense delivered in the clutch in limited Texas Tech to its lowest point total of the season.

The Mountaineers got off the field on third down, held the Raiders to 378 yards - and lesss than 200 passng - and made multiple stands when again put in less-than-desireable position by the offense and one poor punt. It was an impresssive showing, and one that defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said could give the unit a jolt of its lost mojo to go with the always-continuing confidence. Here, Gibson speaks to the better tackling effort, the tough two weeks after the Baylor and TCU games and how his line performed. Gibson also gives his overall review of the unit, including how WVU pressured Texas Tech and its stands in the red zone.

Next, defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu details his sack, the defensive performance as a whole and how the Mountaineers were able to limit the Texas Tech offense to its worst total of the season. Nwachukwu also speaks to the confidence level of the defense, and what this win could do in terms of a turnaround with still 1/3 of the season remaining.


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