Texas vs. West Virginia by the Numbers

Jason Epstein

59: The number of points Texas scored last week against Kansas. This is the first time the Longhorns have scored more than 50 points in 33 games. 

598: The number of yards of total offense Texas accumulated last week. 

21: The number of points Texas scored in the fourth quarter last week. This included a 40-yard catch by sophomore wide receiver Armanti Foreman and junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes’ third and fourth touchdowns of the night.

33.5: West Virginia’s average number of points per game in 2014. Texas held it to less than half of that with a 33-16 win.

7-6:  The score of a Texas loss when it first played West Virginia in 1956. Texas missed the extra point before a crowd of 30,000 fans. That year, Texas championed a 1—9 record under head coach Ed Price. 

220.1: The Mountaineers’ average number of rushing yards per game — No. 20 out of FBS schools.

59: The number of yards Swoopes gaine on four carries last week. Each carry resulted in a touchdown.

158: The number of rush yards by sophomore running back D’Onta Foreman for a career-high performance last week against Kansas. 

31: The percentage of third downs converted by West Virginia’s opponents this season. Texas’ opponents have converted 48.65 percent.