Staff predictions: West Virginia vs. Texas 

October, 5, 2012
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Texas 48, West Virginia 45
We always hear about how one side of the ball comes into a game and they are the best that the other team has seen. That is the case in this game and a strong case for Texas. QB Geno Smith has been able to pick apart the meager schedule West Virginia has played, while its defense has struggled against any offense with a pulse. Texas will get pressure with its front four, and that will cause enough pressure to slow the WVU attack. The Mountaineers' defense will not be so lucky. It will go to the last five minutes, but Texas pulls out its biggest win since 2009.
- Sean Adams

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AP Photo/Christopher JacksonWest Virginia QB Geno Smith has thrown for 20 touchdowns and no interceptions through four games.
Texas 38, West Virginia 27
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