LUBBOCK, Texas -- No. 5 West Virginia was pounded by unranked Texas Tech Saturday, losing 49-14 on an afternoon where nothing at all went well for the Mountaineers.
Not only did the defense get gashed for 438 first-half yards and five touchdowns, then 676 total yards by game's end, but even the offense led by Heisman frontrunner Geno Smith could not get much of anything going at AT&T Jones Stadium.
Smith completed just 29-of-55 passes for 275 yards against the best defense the Mountaineers have seen all season.
His counterpart Seth Doege had quite a day for the Red Raiders, wielding his way through the West Virginia secondary.
Doege had touchdown passes of 39 yards, 19 yards, 16 yards, two yards and 29 yards.
Smith and his offense converted just 9-of-21 on third down and a worse 2-of-7 on fourth down.
The defense yielded 9.4 yards a play to Texas Tech, or 676 total yards.
First Published October 13, 2012 11:15 PM