The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-0, marking the team’s best start since 2006, after soundly beating the TCU Horned Frogs in Morgantown 34-10.
As with every other matchup between the two teams, this one was an ugly one and, even with the Mountaineers holding the lead from the first minute of the game, it never truly felt like a comfortable lead until midway through the fourth quarter.
West Virginia’s offensive line allowed TCU to keep pressure on Mountaineer quarterback Skyler Howard throughout the game, and gave up 5 sacks. Despite scrambling for his life, Howard still had a pretty solid game, finishing 16-of-23 passing (70%) for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns. The West Virginia receiving corp solidified themselves as one of the best in the nation, overall. Daikiel Shorts lead the team with 74 yards receiving on 4 catches. Ka’Raun White added 42 yards and an incredible touchdown reception on 4 catches. Shelton Gibson was relatively quiet once again this week, only recording 29 yards on 2 grabs. Jovon Durante accounted for 40 yards on 3 receptions, including what should be a SportsCenter Top 10 catch.
The West Virginia defense was once again spectacular, holding the Horned Frogs to their fewest points since 2013. Shane Commodore and Nana Kyeremeh each recorded a fumble recovery, and Rasul Douglas hauled in his second interception of the season. Tony Gibson has his guys playing on a whole other level, and it really is a sight to see.
West Virginia has allowed 11, 16, 17, and 10 points vs Power 5 teams.— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) October 22, 2016
The Mountaineers travel to Stillwater, OK next Saturday as they take on the 5-2 Oklahoma State Cowboys at Noon EST on FOX.