Field goal block lifts West Virginia over TCU 24-21
The annual “Black Out the Carter” game in Ft. Worth occurred Saturday night when TCU wore their all-black uniforms against West Virginia. Coming into the game, the Big 12 conference has been a tight race from spots 3 through 6 all year long. The Mountaineers brought a 3-game winning streak into Ft. Worth to face the Horned Frogs. TCU had bounced back with their own 3-game winning streak after dropping the season opener to Colorado on September 2nd. West Virginia quarterback Garrett Greene had a stellar performance without throwing for a touchdown. Greene completed 10 of 21 passes for 142 yards. It was his footwork and legs that proved to be lethal against TCU as Greene rushed for 80 yards on 12 attempts and 2 rushing touchdowns. West Virginia running back CJ Donaldson Jr. added a rushing touchdown as well with 61 rushing yards.
The Horned Frogs were held scoreless in the second half and were left answering questions in regard to how the offense was completely blank. West Virginia converted a 49-yard field goal as Michael Hayes gave WVU a 24-21 lead with 9:31 left in the 4th quarter. With 32 seconds left, TCU kicker Griffin Kell had his 55-yard field goal kick blocked by West Virginia player Sean Martin. The block ended TCU’s winning streak and brought the Horned Frogs to a 3-2 record. TCU travels to Ames, IA next weekend to face the Cyclones from Iowa State. TCU looks to improve their Big 12 record to 2-1 as the loss to West Virginia drops the Horned Frogs to tie for 6th place in the conference. West Virginia takes its four-game winning streak to the first ever Big 12 conference game against the University of Houston on October 12th. The Mountaineers are now a formidable story and team in the Big 12 that can contend for a conference championship.