MORGANTOWN - A couple of weeks ago Dana Holgorsen was asked about his West Virginia football team's schedule to date, specifically about the run of unbeaten and nationally ranked opponents the Mountaineers were playing.
It was the week before WVU was to take on Baylor and ahead of the team's first bye week of the season.
"Hey, we don't face one next week,'' Holgorsen said with a combination of attempted humor and perhaps relief.
Well, that by week is in the rear-view mirror now, which means it's back to the grind.
On Saturday, West Virginia (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) faces its sixth unbeaten team of the season. This time it is Texas Tech (6-0, 3-0), which is not only ranked No. 16, but already bowl eligible. The noon game at Mountaineer Field will be televised by Fox Sports 1.
The Red Raiders beat Iowa State, 42-35, Saturday in Lubbock. It certainly wasn't the Red Raiders' most impressive performance of the season, but it was another win - something West Virginia's opponents to date have done with regularity.
With the exception of winless and hapless Georgia State, every other team WVU has played this season was unbeaten when it face the Mountaineers. Including Texas Tech, all five of the FBS unbeatens WVU has or will play have been ranked in the Top 25 at some point this season. Four are still in the rankings.
And including Texas Tech and excluding Georgia State, those teams are now a combined 29-5 overall and 26-3 in their games against teams other than the Mountaineers.
Holgorsen keeps insisting that West Virginia's offense is a work in progress. And that includes more than just the skill positions and the philosophy.
The offensive line seems to go through weekly changes.
"They've played like our whole offense has - inconsistently,'' Holgorsen said. "I think we need some continuity.''
Continuity, though, has been hard to come by. Already the Mountaineers have changed their center, going from redshirt freshman Tyler Orlosky to fifth-year senior Pat Eger, and moved Quinton Spain from left tackle to left guard. Nick Kindler is now the starting left tackle and in last week's game at Baylor redshirt freshman Adam Pankey made his debut.
Only right tackle Curtis Feigt and right guard Mark Glowinski have started all six games at the same spot, and even they are frequently replaced.
"I like our lineup. Those guys will become better at what we asked them to do,'' Holgorsen said. "Pat Eger will become a better center. Quinton Spain will become a better guard. Curtis Feigt and Kindler are still getting better. Feigt probably played his best game the other day. Nick gets a little overmatched at times, but he tries hard.