Texas Tech is undefeated through six games, one of 14 Football Bowl Subdivision teams with an unblemished record. The Red Raiders are one of two perfect teams in the Big 12. The other, Baylor, defeated West Virginia in the Mountaineers' most recent game.
The Red Raiders are ranked No. 16 by the media, which means this is the fourth ranked opponent in seven games for West Virginia. In addition, Texas Tech represents the Mountaineers' 13th Big 12 game.
More than half of those games - seven - have been ranked opponents.
The quarterbacks for WVU and Texas Tech have combined to throw for 3,925 yards this season. That's nothing compared to collegiate career of Red Raiders Coach Kliff Kingsbury, who ranks No. 18 among all college passers in career yardage (12,423 yards). Former WVU QB Geno Smith is No.
26 on the all-time passing yardage list.
Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech's first-year head coach, is 33 years old. That makes him the thirdyoungest head coach in the FBS behind Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck (32 years old; Nov. 29, 1980) and Toledo's Matt Campbell (33, Nov. 29, 1979). Kingsbury turned 33 on Aug. 9.
Save the best for last? WVU does. The Mountaineers have outscored opponents 55-17 in the fourth quarter this season. In the other three quarters combined, West Virginia has been outscored 154-89, including 71-24 in the second quarter.