TCU followed an 82-point outburst at Texas Tech with its worst offensive output of the season at West Virginia. It still added up to another victory.
Kevin White plays for West Virginia. Kevin White plays for TCU. Kevin White is having one of the best seasons so far of any wide receiver, with 72 catches for 1,047 yards and eight touchdowns. As his team’s top cornerback, it was Kevin White’s job Saturday to stop him.
We've seen more and more of it in recent months - people using out LGBT people in sports like Michael Sam to generate "creative" ways of insulting people. They've ditched "that's so gay" for "that's so #MichaelSam."
They traded the stylish stats for smashmouth survival, beating No. 20 West Virginia, 31-30, on Jaden Oberkrom’s 37-yard field goal as time expired.
Of course, Jaden Oberkrom knew how much was riding on his kick Saturday night for the TCU Horned Frogs.
“Trevone stood up in the locker room,” coach Gary Patterson recalled, “and he said, ‘Hey, my bad. I’ve got to play better.’ ”
Wide receiver Josh Doctson recovered from an ankle injury in time to play against West Virginia. And after a rough start, he caught a pass that helped spark the TCU comeback.
This is what championship teams look like. Even when you’re surrounded by ugly, beauty finds a way in the end.
Unable to stomach five turnovers, Dana Holgorsen probably thought his offense couldn’t play any worse. Then it netted minus-2 yards in the fourth quarter.
This was a scared-looking offense in the fourth quarter, when all three drives quickly fizzled to three-and-outs. How many times did West Virginia attempt to throw the ball in that span? Twice. How many TCU defenders were in the box on those other seven run plays? Typically six or seven. How much yardage did West Virginia compile on those dreadful three possessions? Negative-2.
And now WVU is on the outside looking in regarding the Big 12 race. The homestanding Mountaineers, with Gameday, Brad Paisley, a crowd of 61,190 and the nation looking on, were in a seriously prime position.
Jeremy Kerley isn’t going anywhere. The receiver, who was scheduled to become a free agent in the off-season, signed a four-year, $16 million extension with the New York Jets.