Up front the offensive line did not have any success on pass protection, leading to quarterback Chandler Morris getting sacked five times.
Dykes said he has never seen anything like the third quarter offensive performance.
“That offense was the poorest I’ve seen since I have been coaching… I don’t know that had any first downs, maybe one,” he said.
What to know: How does a team have two kicks blocked in a four-minute span in a three-point game? Answer me, Sonny!
After scoring three touchdowns in the first half, the TCU Horned Frogs were held scoreless in the second half and lost to the West Virginia Mountaineers 24-21 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday night.
TCU took a 21-14 lead into halftime, but the West Virginia defense pitched a shutout in the second half. WVU quarterback Garrett Greene appears to be a grinder. He finished with 142 passing yards, 80 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and a win
TCU (3-2, 1-1) lost a Big 12 regular-season game for the first time under second-year coach Sonny Dykes, and already has two losses after going undefeated in the regular season last year.
“We have been very slow to kind of put it together,” Dykes said. “We’ve looked good at times and flashes. We just haven’t consistently been able do anything and maintain things. It’s kind of been the same thing all year.”
The toughest opponent TCU has faced this season continues to be itself.
The Horned Frogs were doomed for the second time by miscues in a 24-21 loss to West Virginia at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday night.
TCU would only gain four yards on the following three plays which included a sack and an incomplete pass before attempting and missing a 55-yard field goal that effectively ended the game.
It was the story of the second half for the Horned Frogs, the defense giving the offense opportunities that would ultimately be squandered.