Why TCU won: The Horned Frogs scored touchdowns on the first two drives of each half and scored 23 unanswered points to finish the game as the TCU defense held West Virginia scoreless in the second half.
Wide receiver Josh Doctson extended his streak of games with multiple touchdown receptions to six with two scores against West Virginia. He scored on a 17-yard reception down the sideline in the first quarter and on a 9-yarder in the third. Trevone Boykin went 32-of-47 through the air for 388 more yards and three touchdown passes and another touchdown rushing.
Linebacker Ty Summers came on late in the first after Montrell Wilson, one of TCU’s leading tacklers, came off the field with an injury to his right arm/shoulder. Summers led the Frogs with 10 tackles.
Converted linebacker Travin Howard intercepted West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard with 9:31 left in the game as the Mountaineers mounted one of their only effective drives of the second half. The sophomore bobbled the sharply-thrown ball initially and managed to get a foot down inbounds and secure the ball along the sideline.
Players of the game: Doctson continued his assault on the TCU recordbooks in the win. The senior is now TCU’s all-time leading receiver in touchdown catches (29) and receptions in a season (76) and is second in receptions all-time (172). He finished the game with 11 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns adn might be raising the eyebrows of Heisman some Heisman voters in his prolific senior seasion.
Records: TCU 8-0, 5-0 Big XII; WVU 3-4, 0-4