In a game where the chances for Texas football and new head coach Steve Sarkisian to reach bowl eligibility this fall are on life support on the road in Morgantown against the West Virginia Mountaineers, this team needs a win to stay alive in this regard. Texas can at least stay alive in the path to get bowl eligible with a win over West Virginia this weekend.
Sark and the Longhorns need to show something in this meeting with West Virginia, but it won’t come easy. The Longhorns are coming off that poor and embarrassing loss in overtime last weekend at the hands of head coach Lance Leipold and the Kansas Jayhawks, by the final score of 58-57.
It was that two-point conversion that lifted the Jayhawks over the Longhorns in the end. And now is the time for the Longhorns to show some type of life as only two games remain during a tough Big 12 slate for this team.
Following last weekend’s embarrassing loss to the Jayhawks, the Longhorns come into this meeting with West Virginia sporting a record of 4-6 (2-5 Big 12).
Meanwhile, West Virginia is coming off a pair of convincing losses in the last two weekends at the hands of the Kansas State Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Last weekend’s loss on the road at the hands of head coach Chris Klieman and Kansas State moved West Virginia to an identical record to the Longhorns’ on the season at 4-6 (2-5 Big 12).
West Virginia is roughly a 2.5-point favorite coming into this matchup against the Longhorns. And the ESPN matchup predictor (based on the Football Power Index) gives Texas roughly a 56 percent chance to beat West Virginia on the road this weekend.
Here’s a look at the live stream, kick-off time, pick for the game, and more as Texas takes on West Virginia on the road in Morgantown to attempt to snap their five-game losing streak.
How to watch/live stream Texas football vs. West Virginia
Live Stream: WatchESPN/FuboTV
Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network
Texas returns to the morning slate to take on West Virginia on Nov. 20. Kickoff time between Texas and West Virginia is set for 11 a.m. CT at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown.