TCU entered the week 4-0 and the number eight team in the nation and looked to keep rolling coming off a bye week.
West Virginia rolled into Fort Worth and everyone expected an offensive shootout, but it was mostly defense in the 31-24 win over the Mountaineers.
There wasn’t much offense in the first half at all as TCU led 7-3 at halftime. The second half provided a lot more offense as West Virginia scored 14 points and the Horned Frogs posted 17 points in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was again a defensive battle. Both teams only scored once in the final quarter of play.
Kenny Hill looked like Kenny Trill of old as he threw for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown, and took a Wide receiver pass from Kevontae Turpin 48 yards to the house for a receiving touchdown.
Hill finished 15-for-28 passing for 188 yards and rushed for 28 yards on seven carries.
TCU has eight players carry the ball for a total of 170 yards with Kyle Hicks leading the charge with 71 yards.
Kenny Hill targeted seven TCU receivers while John Diarse had four receptions for 70 yards.
The Horned Frogs once again have one of the top defenses in college football. While they allowed over 500 total yards for West Virginia, the defense still played a big part in the win. The defense intercepted Will Grier once and recovered one lost fumble from West Virginia. They didn’t really allow the Mountaineers running game to get going and forced Grier to try to beat them with his arm. In the end the defense got a big stop on 4th-and-18 which sealed the game for the Frogs.
TCU travels to the little apple in Manhattan, Kansas next week to face an always tough Kansas State team who will be looking to bounce back from a tough double overtime loss to Texas. The game kicks off at 11 A.M. Central time on FS1.
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