"It does change things a little bit. There are certain things that each guy does well,'' coach Dana Holgorsen said. "We have to get to a point where it doesn't matter who the guy is, we have to be able to execute. We've had enough snaps with each of them to know what they do and don't do well, to where everybody else around them has to identify that and execute the play that's called.''
For Tech, the offense doesn't change much no matter who the quarterback is. The Red Raiders rank third in the country in passing behind the two true freshmen. In his first start last week, a 42-35 win over Iowa State, Webb threw for 415 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
"I do think our team will be prepared for what Texas Tech brings to the table,'' Holgorsen said. "Offensively, it's something that we know very well.''
Indeed, given that Kingsbury played quarterback at Texas Tech while Holgorsen was an assistant there, and that Holgorsen got Kingsbury his first coaching job, at Houston, there are few secrets about the two teams' offensive styles.
"Obviously, [I have a] history with Kliff and I know what he's done offensively and how he operates. We're both cut from the same cloth,'' Holgorsen said. "So we're going to know what they do offensively. Obviously, the challenge is to stop it.''
The last time West Virginia's defense was on the field it stopped nothing - Baylor had 73 points and 864 yards two weeks ago. But the Mountaineers were much better in the five games prior to that, so that's what Kingsbury is expecting to see today.
"The biggest deal is how multiple they are,'' Kingsbury said. "They're playing with a lot of confidence. I know they had a rough night in Waco, but aside from that they've played really good defense. They've turned people over, lots of negative plays wreaking havoc. You never know where they're going to line up.
"Week in and week out they look like a completely different team as far as games go. That obviously is a challenge for a young quarterback.''
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