Hey guys! Geno Smith has more incompletions (15) than the Mountaineers have first downs (12)!
Clearly West Virginia, specifically the defense, has hit a wall in their inaugural run through the Big 12. Texas Tech has a stunning 35-7 lead, and Heisman-front-runner Smith is a human 19-for-34 for 175 yards and only one touchdown. Meanwhile, the conference's second-best passer, Seth Doege, is having a career day (21-for-30, 336 yards, four touchdowns and and interception) and leading Tech's 438 total yards in the first half.
Texas Tech hasn't done anything revolutionary against a WVU defense that's sub-100th nationally in most major categories. In fact, until a 53-yard touchdown run from SaDale Foster to close the half's scoring, almost all of the Red Raiders attack had been in the passing game:
It's worth noting that Texas Tech had the nation's best-overall defense entering last week's loss to Oklahoma, a mark that was thought to be an anomaly due to a soft early-season schedule. Perhaps not.