Ashley O’Brien: I’d be lying if I didn’t say my prediction was fueled by my personal experience in Austin in 2018. What. A. Game. With the way West Virginia’s defense has been playing, I expect the Stills brothers to come in with chips on their shoulders ready to prove that they really are this good. Doege and the offense connected last week in Morgantown in a way Neal Brown’s year two has been dying to see. The momentum swings in West Virginia’s favor for another thriller in Austin.
West Virginia 35, Texas 31
Shanna Rose: For the first time this season, WVU was solid on all three sides of the ball. The Mountaineers’ defense continued to dominate last week while the offense finally came alive. Jarret Doege and his receivers were in sync. Leddie Brown once again rushed for over 100 yards. If the offense is up to par look for WVU to pull off the upset. After all, it’s always a fun time when the Mountaineers and Longhorns meet.
West Virginia 31, Texas 24
Ethan Bock: Neal Brown and his players made me look dumb last week when I picked Kansas State over WVU; I am never doubting them in a game for a while. I have WVU beating Texas just off of the momentum they’re running on. The defense will have to step up big playing against a high-scoring team on the road. Texas, led by Sam Ehlinger, average 44 points a game. Defense will be the decider if West Virginia goes into Austin and beats the Longhorns again.
West Virginia 35, Texas 31
Tom Berdel: Nationally ranked No. 22, the Texas Longhorns, are going to be hosting the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday. This game is going to be a tough one. Especially for WVU and their recent struggles offensively. The Longhorns have had a tough schedule leading up to this game and have shown that they can produce numbers. If WVU wants a shot at winning this game, they’re going to have to do what they did with the Wildcats. Come together both offensively and defensively.
West Virginia 35, Texas 32
Matthew Thornsbury: We have hit another Mountaineer conundrum. Will they keep rolling on this week, or have we received false hope to have it dashed away again? It’s a big game. West Virginia made it all look easy against Kansas State. West Virginia has also won the last four out of five games at Texas Memorial Stadium. I’m going to stick with the numbers, which I should’ve done against Kansas State. The Mountaineers bring in their nations top-ranked defense (255.7 ypg). Jarrett Doege keeps rolling with another impressive game, and Leddie Brown shows why he’s one of the top backs in the country. Their offense does just enough to walk out with a check in the “W” column.
West Virginia 34, Texas 31