Smith enjoyed a record-setting performance last week as West Virginia fended off Baylor in a shootout, winning 70-63. Baylor was a formidable opponent. But the Baylor Bears aren’t the Texas Longhorns. West Virginia is expected get a tougher conference test on Saturday evening when it visits Austin for a highly-anticipated meeting with Texas. In honor of the battle of unbeatens, West Virginia University has dubbed Saturday, Oct. 6 as Mountaineer Nation Day.
WVU is inviting fans to organize watch parties for the Mountaineers’ first Big 12 Conference road game at Texas. West Virginia fans can register their watch party online at mountaineernationday.wvu.edu.
The Mountaineers and Longhorns have identical 4-0 records. Texas owns wins over Wyoming, New Mexico, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State. Like West Virginia, Texas found itself in a tight Big 12 matchup last week. The Longhorns survived on the road in Stillwater, defeating Oklahoma State 41-36.
Smith is set to match up against Texas quarterback David Ash in another signal-caller showdown. The West Virginia quarterback managed to out-duel Baylor’s Nick Florence last week in a game where the two players combined to pass for over 1,200 yards and 13 touchdowns. Smith’s record setting day ended with 656 yards and eight touchdowns.
Want to have a watch party? Well, you can. They just don’t want you to burn couches in West Virginia, anymore. The West Virginia-Texas game will be televised nationally on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on FOX.