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Lambert Wins It From 55

West Virginia rolled into Lubbock looking to build off a 3-2 record with Baylor coming to town next weekend. It wasn’t pretty, but in the end, Josh Lambert connected from 55-yards away as time expired, giving the Mountaineers a 37-34 win.

WVU started the scoring when Josh Lambert connected from 42-yards away. 3-0 West Virgina.

Texas Tech would respond with two touchdowns when Davis Webb connected with Devin Lauderdale for the 34-yard touchdown pass. Those two could connect again from 76-yards out on the Red Raiders next possession, 14-3 Texas Tech. BzrpN-TCcAEIlvh.jpg large

West Virginia would respond when Rushel Shell scored from 12-yards out making it 14-10 Red Raiders.

Tech would answer back when Webb found Jakeen Grant for the 43-yard touchdown pass extending the lead to 21-10 at the half.

Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb entered the game banged up, but finished the first half 14 of 18 for 215 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Red Raiders got the run game going behind DeAndre Washington, who ran for 15 carries on 78 yards.

Devin Lauderdale led all receivers in the first half with 112 yards on 3 catches and 2 touchdowns.

The Mountaineer offense was sporadic at best and was never able to get in rhythm. Here are the stats from the first half of play.


Team Stat Comparison



1st Downs 13 11
3rd down efficiency
7-12 3-7
4th down efficiency
0-1 1-1
Total Yards 218 294
Passing 110 215
14-22 14-18
Yards per pass
5.0 11.9
Rushing 108 79
Rushing Attempts
24 18
Yards per rush
4.5 4.4
Penalties 4-39 4-35
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 16:02 13:58


After the Mountaineer defense stopped Texas Tech on 4th down, the WVU offense would drive the field resulting in another Josh Lambert 38-yard field goal.

Texas Tech leads 21-13. BzsG1tJCMAIo8ce

Ryan Bustin would add a field goal from 21-yards late in the 4th quarter, 24-13. After a Clint Trickett fumble, Bustin would add another field goal making it 27-13 Texas Tech.

The Mountaineers would respond when Clint Trickett found Jordan Thompson for the 56-yard touchdown pass cutting the lead to 27-20.

Justin Stockton would score from 69-yards out with 7:32 left in the game, 34-20 Red Raiders.

West Virginia would once again respond when Trickett found Kevin White for the 26-yard touchdown pass making it 34-27.

The WVU defense would force Texas Tech to a punt, and the Mountaineers would take advantage. Trickett would lead the team down the field when Rushel Shell scored from 1-yard out on 4th down, and we’re tired at 34-34.

After another defensive hold, the fate of the game rested on the foot of kicker Josh Lambert.

Lambert would connect from 55-yards out giving the Mountaineers a 37-34 win in Lubbock.

Clint Trickett had a up and down day, but was on when it counted. Trickett would finish 28 of 44 for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Rushel Shell and Wendell Smallwood both went over the 10o yard mark.

Shell finished with 110 yards on 24 carries and 2 touchdowns while Smallwood added 123 yards on 15 carries.

Kevin White, who was doubled most of the game, ended with 13 catches for 123 yards and 1 touchdowns.

West Virginia moves to 4-2 on the season, and returns home next weekend when Baylor comes to town.


Team Stat Comparison



1st Downs 29 23
3rd down efficiency
12-22 6-18
4th down efficiency
1-2 2-3
Total Yards 550 565
Passing 301 348
28-44 28-46
Yards per pass
6.8 7.6
Rushing 249 217
Rushing Attempts
50 38
Yards per rush
5.0 5.7
Penalties 7-63 12-115
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles lost
1 0
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 30:13 29:47






jerry McGhee
Lead recruiting analyst covering the West Virginia Mountaineers for
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