Instant Reaction: Texas Upsets #23 West Virginia with 33-16 Victory

The Longhorns came out focused hosting #23 West Virginia, setting the tone early and never looking back on their way to a 33-16 win.

Turning Point: The Longhorns were staked to a 24-3 half time lead. Not much changed in the second half, as the Texas defense held West Virginia at bay despite a late comeback attempt.

The Longhorns only points of the half were a safety and a turnover on downs that set up a short touchdown for the offense.

Key Stat: West Virginia's 16 points were a season-low. Their previous total was 23, back in their season opening loss to Alabama.

West Virginia MVP: Kevin White - 15 receptions, 132 yards

The Mountaineers struggled in this game, but White was still able to post a solid line. Still, the usually dominant receiver was held in check by the Longhorns, as most of his damage came with the game already well in hand.

Texas MVP: Johnathan Gray - 10 carries, 101 yards, three touchdowns

Gray provided a spark alongside Malcolm Brown, as he busted off a big 39-yard touchdown run and added a short score later in the first half. He then iced the game with his third touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

What's Next?

Texas travels to Oklahoma State, while West Virginia host Kansas State for a Thursday night showdown on November 20th.

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