MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Texas coach Tom Herman has been sorting through a lot of firsts in his debut season. The one he's still waiting for is a marquee victory.
The Longhorns (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) are winless in four tries against ranked opponents, and while going on the road to face No. 24 West Virginia (7-3, 5-2) on Saturday wouldn't be a program changer, Herman will take any building blocks in a season that still has some goals within reach.
Already taking heat from Texas fans, Herman so far is pleased with the way his team plays with intensity and is proud of a defense that rebounded from an embarrassing opening-week home loss to Maryland to hold four opponents to 13 points or less.