MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia meets No. 7 TCU in a homecoming recreation at Milan Puskar Stadium in the present day.
The Horned Frogs seize back-to-back wins over Kansas State and Oklahoma State after recovering from double-digit deficits in each recreation. TCU then dragged no. 8 Oklahoma State 24-7 early within the second quarter earlier than prevailing 43-40 in double additional time at Stillwater.
Last Saturday TCU towed then no. 17 Kansas State by 18 factors early within the second quarter earlier than beating the Wildcats 28-0 within the remaining 41 minutes of the sport.
TCU’s different convention wins got here towards Oklahoma (55-24) and Kansas (38-31) after sweeping away non-convention video games towards Colorado, Tarleton and SMU.
Coach Sonny Dykes has began his workforce with a 7-0 begin in his first season at TCU for the third time up to now 4 years, two of them throughout his stint at SMU. 2019 noticed his Mustangs lose for the primary time after week eight of the season, and final 12 months he had SMU out 7-0 earlier than falling to 19th-Rank Houston.
Last 12 months, Dykes’ workforce misplaced 4 of their final 5 video games, and in 2019, SMU misplaced three of their final 5. During COVID-19 2020, SMU got here out of aim 5-0 earlier than shedding three of their final 5.
As of 2019, Dykes is Mr October, his groups have gained 28 of their 30 soccer video games by the point the calendar switches to November. After that, they’re solely 7-11.
Hopefully that comes into play this Saturday as West Virginia appears to be like to prolong its 4-recreation profitable streak over TCU and oust the Horned Frogs from the undefeated ranks.
TCU tops the Big 12 rankings, with Oklahoma State and Kansas State proper behind with one loss every. Texas exhibits a 3-2 file adopted by 2-2 Baylor and Texas Tech.
Kansas is 2-2, Oklahoma and West Virginia are 1-3 whereas Iowa State is 0-4 with no win.
This weekend’s different Big 12 video games characteristic Oklahoma at Iowa State at 12 p.m., Oklahoma State at Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. and Baylor at Texas Tech at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night time.
Texas and Kansas are idle.
Here’s in the present day’s countdown to kickoff:
10 – At least one Mountaineer defensive participant has accomplished 26 of the final 57 video games with TEN or extra tackles.
9 – A large receiver had caught a number of touchdowns 9 occasions Neal Brown period at WVU, together with twice this season.
8 – West Virginia ranks twenty secondnd nationally in interceptions between FBS colleges with 93 within the final EIGHT years.
7 — No. 7 TCU is the very best-ranked workforce to play at Milan Puskar Stadium for the reason that Mountaineers confronted No. 6 Oklahoma there in 2018.
6 – West Virginia has scored at the very least 30 factors six occasions of their 11 all-time encounters towards TCU.
5 – The Mountaineers have averaged 34.6 factors of their FIVE earlier video games towards TCU at Morgantown.
4 – WVU has gained FOUR straight video games towards TCU and is now 7-4 general towards the Horned Frogs. Neal Brown gained towards TCU in 2019 (20-17), 2020 (24-6) and 2021 (29-17).
3 – West Virginia stays the one faculty within the Big 12 to have THREE receivers within the high 10 receptions per recreation – Bryce Ford Wheaton (No. 3), Caden Prather (No. 5) and SamJames (No. 10).
2 – Junior large receiver Bryce Ford Wheaton ranks SECOND within the nation in contested catches with 14 this week, in accordance to Pro Football Focus College.
1 – Casey Legg is FIRST within the nation in area aim share and has made all 11 kicks to date this season.
WVU is chasing after their first win over a high 10 workforce since defeating No. 4 Baylor 41-27 at Morgantown on Oct. 18, 2014.
Tonight’s competitors begins at 12pm and shall be televised nationally on ESPN (Bob Wischusen, Roddy Jones and Kris Budden).
Mountaineer Sports Network air protection begins at 9:00 am with the GoMart Mountaineer Tailgate Show, which transitions into common community protection Tony Caridi, Dwight Wallace and Jed Drenning at 11 a.m. on stations all through West Virginia.
You may watch the present on the Varsity Network and WVU Gameday apps and Sirius satellite tv for pc radio on channel 156 or 206 or the XM app on channel 969.
Live, actual-time statistics are additionally obtainable by way of Stat Broadcast.
West Virginia leads the general sequence 7-4.
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