Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Gameday Primer ; TCU at West Virginia

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Gameday Primer ; TCU at West Virginia

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Site: Milan Puskar Stadium (60,000) Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Saturday TV: ABC (Dave Pasch, play-by-play; Greg McElroy, analysis; Tom Luginbill, sidelines) Radio: 12:30 p.m., pregame, Mountaineer Sports Network/IMG stations (Tony Caridi, play-by-play; Dwight Wallace, analysis; Jed Drenning, sidelines) The line: West Virginia by 6 Polls: West Virginia No. 12 AP (media); No. 13 Amway (coaches) TCU Not ranked, received votes in both polls. Series: TCU leads, 3-2 Last time: TCU, 40-10, Oct. 29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. Third- ranked TCU easily handled West Virginia as Heisman candidate QB Trevone Boykin passed for 388 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 84 yards and a touchdown. The coaches (alma mater, year, record): TCU Gary Patterson (Kansas State, 83), 16th season at TCU, 147-49; same overall; 3-1 vs. West Virginia West Virginia Dana Holgorsen (Iowa Wesleyan 93); 6th season at West Virginia 41-28, same overall; 1-3 vs. TCU Leaping Lizards! * TCUs co-offensive coordinators, Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie, have plenty of history with WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen. Meacham was the receivers coach at Oklahoma State when Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator there in 2010. Cumbie played at Texas Tech when Holgorsen was on the staff there. * TCU and WVU both entered the Big 12 in 2012. Since then, the Horned Frogs have gone 38-19 overall and 23-16 in the conference. The Mountaineers have gone 31-25 overall and 17-21 in the conference. TCU is 2-1 in bowl games since joining the Big 12, while WVU is 1-2.

The predictors TCU at West Virginia Derek Redd No warts to be found on these Mountaineers. West Virginia, 35-28 Season: 5-0 Mike Casazza Danas Purple Reign continues. West Virginia, 34-27 Season: 4- 1 Mitch Vingle If these Frogs had wings West Virginia, 42-35 Season: 3-2

Where West Virginia & TCU rank nationally WVU TCU Scoring Offense 47 16 Rushing Offense 30 74 Scoring Defense 25 85 Rushing Defense 71 57 Passing Offense 16 6 Total Offense 7 9 Passes Had Intercepted 52 102 Pass Defense 90 103 Total Defense 71 84 Kickoff Returns 60 49 Punt Returns 119 4 Net Punting 69 36 Passing Efficiency 25 53 Turnover Margin 54 73 Interceptions 46 64 WVU TCU Pass Eff. Defense 15 88 First Downs 82 44 First Down Defense 30 48 Third Down Conv. 25 22 Opponent Third Down 119 97 Fourth Down Conv. T19 T19 Opponent Fourth Down T35 T93 Sacks By T91 T7 Sacks Against 10 77 Tackles for Loss 100 21 Tackles for Loss Allowed 4 36 Penalties 14 108 Possession Time 69 101 Punt Return Defense 89 41 Turnovers Gained 84 67

against TCU TCU leads, 3-2 Oct. 29, 2015 A TCU 40-10 Nov. 1, 2014 H TCU 31-30 Nov. 2, 2013 A WVU 30-27 Nov. 3, 2012 H TCU 39-38 Dec. 31, 1984* N WVU 31-14

*Bluebonnet Bowl at the Astrodome in Houston Texas. West Virginia scored all its points in the first half and Don Nehlens bowl record went to 3-1. …

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