Head coach Tom Herman has seen and worked in great college rivalries since the start of his career. He experienced the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry firsthand while he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State. He’s been a part of the Battle of the Piney Woods, a 94-season rivalry between Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin State University. And of course, the Red River Rivalry.
Texas arrived in Morgantown with a thirst for vengeance. Not only were the Longhorns entering an arena of passionate fans hungry for their loss, but they were out to avenge their one point loss against West Virginia at home last season.
After the Oklahoma State game, head coach Tom Herman spoke about how the elite teams are able to win without putting their best foot forward. Saturday was once again one of those games for the Longhorns.
The last time the Longhorns made the trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, it was to clinch a bowl berth in 2017. Although this iteration of the Mountaineers team is different, the fans that will pack Milan Puskar Stadium will be as rowdy as ever.