Game Week #9: TCU at West Virginia

After yet another let down, TCU heads to Morgantown, West Virginia to try and right the ship vs. the Mountaineers. Will Trevone Boykin join us? Stansly Maponga? We shall know soon enough.

TCU (5-3, 2-3) at West Virginia (5-2, 2-2)

TCU | Schedule | Roster | Stats

Milan Puskar Stadium (Morgantown, West Virginia)

Saturday, October 30th (2:00 p.m. CDT)

Television: FOX ::: Craig Bolerjack (PBP), Joel Klatt (color), Petros Papadakis (sideline)

Radio: WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM

Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color) Jeff Williams (sideline)

Spanish: AM 1270 Univision Radio-- Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)

Weather Outlook:Partly Sunny, High of 48 degrees, Winds out of the North at 5-10 MPH, 10% Rain Chance

Tickets: SOLD OUT

TCU Website

West Virginia Website

TCU Notes

West Virginia Game Notes

Previous TCU Game: at Oklahoma State (L. 14-36)

Previous West Virginia Game: vs. Kansas State (L, 14-55)

Rankings: TCU: NR (BCS), NR (Coaches), NR (AP) /// West Virginia: 21 (BCS), 23 (AP), 19 (Coaches)

Vegas Line: -7, West Virginia

ABOUT THE GAME
*TCU looks to become bowl eligible when it travels to Morgantown to face No. 21 West Virginia in a meeting of the Big 12's newest members.
*The Horned Frogs, 2-1 on the road in Big 12 play this season, are 20-3 in their last 23 overall road dates.
*As TCU's head coach, Gary Patterson is 12-8 against ranked teams.
*TCU is playing in the eastern time zone for the first time since a 14-10 victory at Clemson on Sept. 26, 2009.
*The Frogs will be leaving the state of Texas for the third and final time this regular season. Nine of TCU's 12 regular-season games are in Texas.
*TCU is playing consecutive games on the road for the first time this season. The Frogs' opening eight contests were alternating weeks of home and road dates.
*TCU is 22-7 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.
*TCU is making its first appearance on FOX since the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.
*Since 2005, TCU has the nation's best record (68-3, .958) when ahead or even in turnover margin. The Frogs have 14 takeaways in their last three road games.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU and West Virginia are facing each other for just the second time in their history.
*The Frogs and Mountaineers first met in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston with West Virginia taking a 31-14 decision on New Year's Eve in the Astrodome.
*TCU tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Dan Sharp had three receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Frogs against West Virginia in the bowl game.

FAMILIAR FACES
*West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was TCU wide receivers coach Trey Haverty's position coach when Haverty was a standout receiver at Texas Tech (2001-04).

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU is tied with Texas for having played the most true freshmen (16) in the nation this season.
*TCU has played more true freshmen (16) than it has scholarship seniors (11).
*The Frogs are tied with LSU and North Carolina for the national lead in most combined true and redshirt freshmen (28) playing this season.
*Nearly 70 percent of players who have seen action for TCU this season are freshmen or sophomores.
*TCU is fourth nationally with 18 players making their first career starts this season.
*Linebacker Kenny Cain is the lone senior to start on defense and see playing time on that side of the ball.
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields tops the Big 12 in tackles for loss (14) and sacks (8). He ranks in the top 10 nationally in both categories.
*Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin became the first quarterback in TCU history to throw for four touchdowns in back-to-back games when he accomplished the feat against Baylor and Texas Tech.
*True freshman tailback B.J. Catalon tops TCU in rushing with 362 yards.
*Redshirt freshman wide receiver LaDarius Brown has a touchdown catch in five of the last six games.
*Josh Boyce tops TCU with 44 receptions and is the Frogs' career leader in receiving touchdowns with 20.
*Cornerback Jason Verrett tops the Big 12 in passes defended (15, 1.88 per game) while tying for the interception lead with four.
*True freshman punter Ethan Perry's 47.2 average, which tops the Big 12 and ranks sixth nationally, is on pace to break the TCU single-season record of 46.1.
*True freshman placekicker Jaden Oberkrom set TCU and Big 12 records and was one shy of an NCAA mark with six field goals against Texas Tech.

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