Quan Cosby Previews Texas vs. West Virginia With Chat Sports

We caught up with former Texas and NFL wide receiver Quan Cosby to talk about Longhorns’ matchup with West Virginia on Saturday. Cosby covers the Texas football team for IMG Radio Network. You can follow him on Twitter at @QCosby17.

Texas got a much needed win over Texas Tech on the road last weekend, and now return home to face a West Virginia team that's coming off a disappointing loss to TCU.

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The Mountaineers offense is one of the best in the country, but Cosby thinks the Longhorns have the ability to slow them down.

"They have to be physical," Cosby said. "TCU did that to their big receiver, Kevin White, who's one of best in country. They were physical with him, got in his face, jammed him on the line. That’s why they won. The defensive line also needs to get pressure on [West Virginia QB] Clint Trickett - that’s when they make their mistakes. Getting pressure and being physical will be the keys to this game."

On the other side of the ball, Cosby thinks the Longhorns have the opportunity to exploit some mismatches against West Virginia's improved defense.

"West Virginia has small corners, so our big wideouts John Harris and Jaxon Shipley should be able to make some plays," he explained. "However, we need to keep dominating in the running game. Texas' offensive line is not where they need to be, but they're better. They need to run the ball effectively and keep their offense off the field. Let them know we're bigger and better."

So will the Longhorns pull the upset?

"I have Texas by 7," Cosby said. "West Virginia is so dejected from TCU loss, they may let that game beat them twice. If Texas comes out physical and imposes their will on them, they could squeeze out a nice little win. On paper Texas should be able to compete with anyone if they’re in the right mindset. They have to show some Texas pride."

Texas and West Virginia face off at 3:30 ET Saturday on Fox Sports 1.

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