High School Football

Trickett: WVU slow to respond after Horns ‘hit us right in the mouth’

AUSTIN, Texas — West Virginia’s 301 second-half yards seemed like a parting gift, because Texas essentially took the game on the front end.

“They wanted it a little bit more in the first half,” Clint Trickett said after the Mountaineers fell behind by 21 points in a 33-16 loss. “They came out and hit us right in the mouth that first half.”

Trickett hit on 36-of-49 passes but all those completions added up to only 248 yards and the senior failed to throw a touchdown for the first time this season.

While Texas was building a 24-3 cushion, West Virginia closed the half with three punts, an interception and a three-and-out.

“We can’t spot a Big 12 team that many points, especially at their place,” said Trickett, whose complete postgame comments you can hear above.


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