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Meet the Opponent: TCU Horned Frogs

The Mountaineers are coming back to Morgantown following another road game loss to play host to the TCU Horned Frogs this coming Saturday. Saturday’s game in Morgantown is the fifth of five in a row and the second-to-last home game for West Virginia’s 2020 football season.

The TCU Horned Frogs are currently 3-3 in the conference for the 2020 season, currently tied with the Mountaineers for fourth place. The Mountaineers have one more win, as they were able to play in their non-conference game to start the season.

The series between the Mountaineers and the Horned Frogs has given fans many down-to-the-wire games since both teams joined the Big 12 in 2012. Currently, the series sits tied at 4-4 since their first conference matchup.

The Horned Frogs are lead by head coach Gary Patterson and are traveling to Morgantown after their first home game win of the season. While 2020 has been a strange year for everyone, and college football, watching TCU struggle in the ways that they have has likely been one of the strangest parts for Coach Patterson and his staff.

The Horned Frogs’s win over the Red Raiders was anything but pretty. Both teams struggled offensively throughout the game, with the TCU defensive line being the saving grace for the Horned Frogs. Patterson is well-known for being a strong defensive coach, so his defense’s performance is not shocking in the win.

The Horned Frogs defense will be a test for West Virginia’s offensive line coming off the loss to Texas. Should West Virginia’s offense play like they did in Austin, the Mountaineers will be in for a long 60 minutes of game time.

On offense, the TCU Horned Frogs have Max Duggan as their starting quarterback and Duggan has been slowly but surely making his presence known. Duggan has both an arm and mobility in his legs; a combination that will need to be addressed at all times by West Virginia’s top-ranked defense.

The Horned Frogs are typically in the top tier of the Big 12 and will be looking to inch their record about .500 for the season as they travel to Morgantown this week.

The Mountaineers and the Horned Frogs kick off at noon on Saturday in Morgantown, with the game televised on Fox.

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