What started out as a slow, sloppy, Big 10-style mess of a game gave way to a second quarter offensive explosion for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and the TCU Horned Frogs just didn’t have an answer. The Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1 Big 12) would go on to win in a 47-10 blowout.
West Virginia once again found success in the running game with Martell Pettaway and Kennedy McKoy, mostly when running off the right side of the offensive line. Pettaway finished the day with 59 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and McKoy racked up 40 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Leddie Brown came in the game on cleanup duty and finished with 53 yards on 13 carries.
Senior tight end Trevon Wesco led all receivers with 5 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown, and looked nearly unstoppable while doing so. David Sills V and Gary Jennings both added a receiving touchdown. Grier finished the day 25-of-39 passing for 343 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Will has now thrown for 2,961 yards and 31 touchdowns through nine games.
On the defensive side of the ball, David Long Jr. wrecked absolute havoc in the TCU backfield, finishing with 4 tackles for loss. Freshman Dante Stills added another sack, and was credited for a safety when TCU quarterback Mike Collins was whistled for intentional grounding from inside his own endzone.
The Mountaineers travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma next Saturday to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Television and kickoff information for that game will be announced later this evening.