I agree these losses are very hard to take and for the Mountaineer players and coaches it has to be brutal to think what if in these high profile games.
Last season we lost two straight at home in simular fashion to TCU and Oklahoma and this year to Texas.
This game came down to three basic chances for victory and WVU could not cash in on any of them. On the last WVU drive leading 40-37 and attempting to drain the clock with 3 1/2 minutes left they are faced with 2nd and 1 and then 3rd and 1 and Charles Sims is stopped for no gain twice and they have to punt. A first down coversion of one yard with two chances is crazy. They could have run out the clock if they converted.
Then in comes Nick O'Toole to punt. Nick had two 50+ yarders already in the game and was averaged 46.7 yards per kick on the night gets off a 29 yard punt when we needed one of his boomers the most.
Finally on 4th and 7 with less than a minute left they covert on an easy 9 yard completion to keep the drive alive and eventually tie the game and go to overtime.
Too many missed opportunities. Tough loss but they really didn't deserve the victory when you cannot get one yard at home before a sellout crowd with two chances and your star running back running the football it just was not meant to be.