Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University faced off against TCU today continuing its dominance through the Big 12 scheduled it drew this year. While TCU was hoping to keep its post season bowl berth alive. In the end a 47-10 victory that displayed an incredible offensive performance by the Mountaineers of WVU.
Heisman hopeful Will Grier threw for three TD’s and the #7 ranked WVU Mountaineer’s solidified their purpose in the top 10 and possibly even the top 5 for the upcoming week. Behind Grier’s performance however, there was plenty of team members in the supporting role.
“I thought TCU was pretty good on defense, and I still do,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said. “I thought they got worn down a little bit, obviously.”
The #7 Mountaineers started off slow as did the Horned Frogs of TCU. Both teams seemed to be trying to figure out each other’s game plan. Holding each other to a 3-3 tie for a little bit. However, once WVU found it’s groove and enforced it’s game plan on the TCU Horned Frogs, it was pretty much a performance that could have placed a few plays in SportsCenter Top 10 Saturday night.
WVU’s Grier rode that grove and threw for three TD’s of 38, 8 and finally 4 yards. This would be the 8th time this season that he had 3 scores in the air for the game. For the game today Grier finished 25 of 39 for 343 yards on what was a very windy day. Gusts of over 25-30 mph made the game on the air interesting at times.
“I have a lot of respect for (TCU coach) Gary Patterson and that team. Controlling the tempo is huge,” Grier said, adding offensive coordinator Jake Spavital “did a great job of mixing it up and just us being on the same page.”
WVY (8-1, 6-1) accumulated 535 yards of total offense v. the Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5) who are continuing to be stricken by the injury bug. With only two games left, the Mountaineers are pursuing the possible berth in the conference championship.
The next two games with Oklahoma State (AWAY) and finally Oklahoma (HOME) will determine the teams place in the final standings and if it will play for the conference championship. The next two weeks will be a very exciting time in this team history.
The Horned Frogs of TCU (4-6, 2-5) only saw 222 total offense which appears to be a season-low. This will make a 3rd time in the last four games it’s gained fewer than 300. TCU’s in the risk of missing a bowl for just the third time under head coach Gary Patterson who took over the team on 2000. Patterson’s record after today’s loss remains 164-63.