West Virginia rolled up 300 rushing yards in a key win over Texas Tech. Here's the take from head coach Dana Holgorsen.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia got the win it badly needed, riding its running game and another solid defensive performance to the 31-26 victory over Texas Tech.

Here, head coach Dana Holgorsen, above, details the win, including the shuffling along the offensive line, WVU's exceptional runing game and the stellar play of Wendell Smallwood and Rushel Shell - who became the first pair of Mountaineer backs to each rush for more than 100 yards in a game since WVU beat Tech last season. Holgorsen also details a West Virginia defense that held Texas Tech to a season-low in points while getting off the field on 11 of 18 third downs against a team that had been converting at the highest rate in the nation.

Now, it seems West Virginia has set itself up for a solid finish, with a major contest against Texas next week, followed by road trips to Kansas and Kansas State sandwiched around the home finale' with Iowa State. But for now, Holgorsen was content to focus on the fourth win of the season, and one in which WVU snapped a four-game skid, and avoided becomeing the first Big 12 team other than Kansas and ISU to lose to Texas Tech since the last time the Raiders beat the Mountaineers in 2013. 


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