Skyler Howard is used to creating highlights with his arm. However, it was a big hit against Texas Tech that had the Mountaineer sidelines jumping in the first quarter. Howard, on a scramble out of the pocket, crushed a Texas Tech defender on his way to a first down.
Linebacker Sean Walters, meanwhile, made a big play of his own on a pass. Going in for a tackle, Walters instead reached low and came away with the ball on a pass intended for Justin Stockton. The pick turned away a scoring threat, and West Virginia immediately capitalized with a touchdown drive to take a 17-7 lead.