Mountaineers end losing streak to Texas Tech – The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU football (2-1) has its first opportunity for three straight wins in the Neal Brown era Saturday when the Mountaineers take on Texas Tech (1-2) at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown.
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TEXAS TECH TURNOVER ON DOWNS (0:18): That’ll do it. Defense forces three straight incompletions and WVU escapes.
0:23: 4th-and-10 for TTU.
0:38: TTU first down from WVU 11.
1:52: Texas Tech crosses midfield.
3:45: WVU goes three-and-out (two incompletions) and TTU will start on its 28-yard line. We have a ballgame.
FIELD GOAL TEXAS TECH (20-13 4:45): The Red Raiders continue to stay in the game, and they narrow the WVU lead to one possession with a field goal.
TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (20-10 7:33): Marchiol finds Taylor on a nine-yard TD connection.
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS TECH (13-10 11:54): The Red Raiders score their first touchdown after a 13-play, 79-yard drive that ended in a six-yard TD pass from Morton to Jerand Bradley.
END 3RD: TTU has the ball on first down at the its own 31-yard line. WVU hasn’t allowed a touchdown in eight quarters.
3:44: On second-and-five, Marchiol underthrew a wide-open Hudson Clement down the field for an incompletion. Clement made a play on the ball, and now it is under review to see if he made the catch. After review, the incompletion was confirmed. A defensive holding on third down then gives WVU a first down at its own 25.
4:30: Both teams punt, and WVU now has the ball up 13-3 at its own 10-yard line.
TEXAS TECH TURNOVER ON DOWNS (8:53): The Red Raiders fail to convert on fourth-and-one from the WVU 49, and the Mountaineers will take over at midfield.
12:52: After a first down set up TTU around midfield, WVU forces an incompletion, and DB Marcis Floyd records a sack on third down. Preston Fox returns the punt to the WVU 25-yard line
14:56: The Red Raiders will start their drive on the WVU 22-yard line.
HALF: WVU leads 13-3 at halftime. Texas Tech will start the second half with the ball.
WVU FIELD GOAL (13-3 0:25): The Mountaineers march down to the TTU 28-yard line and milk the clock down to 25 seconds before Michael Hayes hits a 46-yard field goal.
TEXAS TECH TURNOVER ON DOWNS (3:23): The Red Raiders can’t convert on fourth down after making up some ground on third-and-long. WVU will start near midfield on its own 46-yard line.
TEXAS TECH INTERCEPTION (4:16): Marchiol throws his second interception of the game on a third-down pass to Devin Carter that was popped up into the air off Carter’s hands. TTU starts at midfield.
5:50: WVU forces another three-and-out. Burks made an impressive PBU on third down. Mountaineers will start on their own 42-yard line. TTU is 0-for-5 on third down, and backup QB Behren Morton is 0-for-3 since entering the game.
FIELD GOAL WEST VIRGINIA (10-3 6:34): WVU sustains a 12-play, 56-yard scoring drive that included a successful fourth-down conversion and a trick-play pass from Traylon Ray to Kole Taylor. Taylor was injured on his first-down completion, but he walked off the field on his own and returned later in the drive. Michael Hayes drilled a 28-yard field goal.
12:42: Both teams trade punts, and WVU will start a new drive on its own 34-yard line.
END 1ST: WVU has the ball at its own 24-yard line on second-and-four.
0:28: WVU forces a TTU three-and-out following a first-down tackle for loss by safety Aubrey Burks. Red Raider QB Tyler Shough was injured on third down and taken off the field via cart.
TOUCDHOWN WEST VIRGINIA (7-3 1:53): A crucial defensive holding by Texas Tech on 3rd-and-long gives WVU a first down inside the TTU 10-yard line, and CJ Donaldson punches in a two-yard TD rush.
TEXAS TECH FIELD GOAL (3-0 8:40): The Red Raiders drill a 39-yard field goal after recording one first down.
TEXAS TECH INTERCEPTION (10:34): Marchiol’s pass on second down is intercepted by Malik Dunlap and returned to the WVU 35-yard line.
11:18: Texas Tech punts after a three-and-out. WVU DL Eddie Vesterinen nearly recorded a sack, but the play was ruled as a rush for no gain. WVU starts on its own 34 yard-line.
12:45: A QB keeper from Nicco Marchiol gives WVU a first down at midfield, but the Mountaineers end up punting to the TTU 11 after a sack.
15:00: WVU wins the toss and elects to receive the opening kickoff. Redshirt freshman Nicco Marchiol will start at quarterback.
- Junior QB Garrett Greene is warming up with heavy wrapping on his ankle, and he’ll be a game-time decision.