Last year against West Virginia, the Texas defense was most concerned with thwarting quarterback Geno Smith, the top-ranked passer in the country, and keeping him from connecting with his two favorite receivers, including dynamic wideout Tavon Austin.
Problem was, the Mountaineers were so balanced that coach Dana Holgorsen also had the luxury of a running game to batter teams. He directed Smith to hand off to tailback Andrew Buie, who gained 207 yards on 31 carries in WVU’s 48-45 victory at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
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