WVU breaks 4-game losing streak, 31-26 over Texas Tech

Wendell Smallwood rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, Rushel Shell had 111 yards and two scores, and West Virginia beat Texas Tech 31-26 on Saturday.

West Virginia (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) broke a four-game losing streak while Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5) lost its third straight in trying to become bowl eligible.

The Mountaineers compiled 300 yards on the ground against one of the nation's worst rush defenses. Shell and Smallwood surpassed 100 yards against the Red Raiders for the second straight year.

Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes threw a 17-yard scoring pass to DeAndre Washington that pulled the Red Raiders within 31-26 with 6:47 left in the game.

But the Texas Tech never got the ball back. West Virginia drove to the Texas Tech 1 before running out the clock.

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