After 11 weeks of college football, there is a contest between two underachieving Big 12 teams. These teams are the Texas Longhorns and the West Virginia Moutaineers. Both teams started the season with similar goals and that has remained true as the season has progressed. Texas was ranked in the AP preseason top 25 rankings and was expected to compete for a quality bowl game under coach Tom Herman. However, Texas lost four of their first seven games which means that there is a slim chance that this program will not even qualify for a bowl game this season. As for West Virginia, the Moutaineers were also in the AP preseason top 25 rankings. However, the Mountaineers have already lost three games and are looking to reenter the top 25 rankings.
Texas’ season has been quite unpredictable to say the least. The Longhorns started the season in the top 25 but were upset by Maryland in the first game of the season. Many experts believed that Texas’ season was over but Texas remained extremely competitive in the following weeks. The main issue for the Longhorns this season has been inconsistent quarterback play from both Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. Buechele was benched earlier in the season for a few games but was renamed the starting quarterback a few weeks ago. Since become the starter again, Buechele has thrown for three touchdowns and two interceptions along with over 750 yards passing in three games. If Texas hopes to win this game, Buechele will need to have a big game.
West Virginia’s season can be summed up in one word. Inconsistent. A team that entered the season with Big 12 title hopes has already been eliminated from contention within its first ten games of the season. The main reason for the team’s struggles is its defense. West Virginia is giving up over 29 points per game which has put a tremendous amount of pressure on the offense to produce constantly.
West Virginia’s success is primarily due to Will Grier. So far this season, Grier has thrown for 34 touchdowns and over 3400 yards along with 12 interceptions. Grier transferred from Florida after one season in 2015 and has looked great with this Moutaineers team. If West Virginia looks to defeat this conference foe, Grier will need to have a great game.
As for my prediction, I have to side with West Virginia. With the home field advantage, I expect Grier to have a great game and to lead this team to a much needed victory against Texas.
Texas vs. West Virginia: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Texas vs. West Virginia
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 P.M. EST
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
How to Watch Texas vs. West Virginia On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
You can download the WatchESPN app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live Stream Texas vs. West Virginia Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with Fox Sports 1, along with many other sports channels.