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.