The West Virginia Mountaineers will move to 7-4 on the season after losing to the Texas Longhorns this afternoon in Morgantown, effectively ending their chances at a Big 12 Championship Game appearance on December 2nd.
Quarterback Will Grier left the game after dislocating his finger West Virginia’s third drive, which also resulted in a touchdown being overturned and ruled a touchback.
Sophomore quarterback Chris Chugunov would come in to replace Grier, but couldn’t string together enough plays together to keep West Virginia in the game. Chugunov finished the game 14-for-26 passing for 189 yards and one touchdown. Gary Jennings led all receivers with 10 receptions for 78 yards, and became the first Mountaineer receiver to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark this season.
Tony Gibson’s defense played well again today, and true freshman Kenny Robinson once again showed a glimpse of greatness when he returned an interception 93-yards to put the Mountaineers on the board.
West Virginia will travel to Norman next Saturday to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. Kickoff and channel for that game is expected to be announced late this evening or tomorrow morning.