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Honda Sports Team of the Week, WVU focuses on Texas Tech

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---The WVU football team is coming off a bye week and will play #16 ranked Texas Tech Saturday in one of their toughest games of the season.

After losing 73-42 against Baylor on October 5th, the Mountaineers are looking to pick up a win at home this week.

WVU knocked off a ranked Oklahoma State squad earlier in the season and hope they can have the same fate in their conference match up against undefeated Texas Tech.

"We didn't play very well in the last Big 12 game we played, good news is we get the chance to redeem ourselves against another top 20 opponent that's undefeated," said WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Kickoff is at noon in Morgantown on Saturday.

---Two Green Bay Packers made a special appearance at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee Tuesday.

Linebacker Brad Jones and cornerback Micah Hyde helped at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter, got passengers luggage on the carousel, and talked to some of their fans.

"It's my first experience here at the airlines, just checking people in and taking tickets and stuff like that it's a pretty fun experience, first time," said Hyde.

This was Hyde's first time working with the airlines, Jones has done it before and enjoyed it enough to come back.

---Congratulations to the Honda Sports Team of the Week! Thanks to Elena Bowden for letting us know about the Alderson Chiefs!

Bowden told us these boys and girls are amazing and that they never give up no matter if its too cold, too hot, or raining.

They pray before and after every game with their coaches and they are all like family.

The Chiefs coaches are also to thank for how good this team has done and for encouraging them to work hard, and always believe in themselves.

Shelley Wickline, another mother of one of the Chiefs, added that these kids have played together for 3 or 4 years and that it makes her heart proud to see them put in 100% and that she hopes they will have a lot of fans rooting for them during the playoffs!

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