Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is coming off one of the biggest wins of his coaching career, beating a ranked Oklahoma State team in Stillwater. There’s not much time to celebrate, though, as Will Grier and the high-powered Mountaineers are about to make a trip to the Lone Star state.
Texas Tech is 3-1 following last week’s win over No. 15 Oklahoma State, with their lone loss coming in the opener against Ole Miss. Scoring a lot of points has been the Red Raiders recipe for success, averaging 52 points per game, the fifth-most in football.
West Virginia and Dana Holgorsen are preparing for just their fourth game of the season after Hurricane Florence forced a cancellation with Week 3 opponent NC State. They are undefeated, though, having thumped Tennessee in the season-opener, then beating the Youngstown State Penguins in the home-opener, and defeating Kansas State last week in their Big 12-opener. Saturday will be WVU’s first real road test.
What should we expect Saturday between Kingsbury’s Red Raiders and Holgorsen’s Mountaineers? Will either side be able to slow the other’s offensive attack? Who will be able to establish the running game first? Will West Virginia finally get a nice-weather game? Game day will be here soon, bu until then, we’ve got three bold predictions for Saturday’s contest.