If ISU can put up 35 on TTU, WVU should be able to do SOMETHING offensively next week…maybe
Why, yes, I’m inclined to agree with that, though while Texas Tech gradually gravitates toward normal on defense as the difficulty of the schedule increases, the offense remains potent. One might argue it’s more potent.
The Red Raiders are ranked No. 13 nationally in scoring offense, No. 3 in passing offense and No. 6 in total offense. They did allow 35 points at home Saturday against Iowa State, but they also had 101 snaps and 36 first downs (both season highs) and 666 yards and 6.59 yards per play (both the second-highest total of the season).
The worry then is not only whether WVU’s offense can stay apace, but if WVU’s defense was exposed to the world for what it is against spread offenses that will snap the ball in a hurry. True, Baylor is Baylor, though Baylor looked mortal Saturday, and Baylor is not Texas Tech, but it’s not that much different.
The resiliency of the Mountaineers will be tested, again, but this is the sort of occasion for which Dana Holgorsen hired Keith Patterson away from Arkansas State. And this is the sort of occasion Patterson prefers. He’ll apply a little bit of heat, a little bit of pressure and a little bit of Dick LeBeau and he’ll like his chances.