QB Hill, top LB Howard among the questionable for No. 11 TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No. 11 TCU is apparently hurting after the loss that dropped the Horned Frogs out of a share for the Big 12 lead.
TCU quarterback Kenny Hill and leading tackler Travin Howard are among several key players that coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday are "between probable and questionable" to play the next game at Texas Tech.
No. 8 TCU at No. 5 Oklahoma
7 p.m. Saturday
Gaylord Family—Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Last game: TCU held Texas to a season-low 263 yards in a 24-7 victory. The Horned Frogs’ run defense was stifling again, and Kenny Hill threw for 146 yards and ran for 43 more as TCU beat Texas for the fourth straight year.
Defensive Frogs: TCU defenders trust in Gary Patterson’s way
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — All-Big 12 linebacker Travin Howard and the rest of the TCU defenders don't worry about going from stifling a grind-it-on-the-ground offense one week to having to face a big-passing team the next.
The 20th-ranked Horned Frogs just do what their coach tells them to do.
TCU-West Virginia Preview Capsule
TCU (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) at No. 12 West Virginia (5-0, 2-0), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2)
Line: West Virginia by 6½.
Series Record: TCU leads 3-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
In a matchup of the Big 12's youngest members, West Virginia is the surprise of the conference so far and needs a win to keep up with expected front-runners Oklahoma and Baylor. With one league loss, TCU still has plenty of time to make some noise but can't afford a loss to the Mountaineers.