25 Rapid Reactions: TCU vs. West Virginia

The TCU Horned Frogs continue to shoot themselves in the foot as they fall 30-27 to West Virginia in OT. After jumping out to a 17-3 lead, the Frogs fall apart and drop to 3-6 on the season.

25. TCU started the game off on a bad note when Pachall's pass was tipped and intercepted on the first play of the game.

24. The defense held tough and only gave up a FG to make it 3-0 W. Virginia with 12:38 to go in the 1st quarter.

23. TCU put together a solid drive on their next series but had to settle for a 22 yard FG after a dropped pass by Cam White at the 3 yard line. Then a botched trick play with Boykin taking a hand off and attempting a pass forced Oberkrom to come on for the kick.

22. Pachall continued his fast start when he hit Doctson on a 37 yard pass. Doctson made a great play on the ball and hauled it in with one hand.

21. TCU went up 10-3 with 1:29 left in the 1st quarter when Pachall drilled it to Josh Doctson. It capped an impressive 8 play 80 yard drive and it looked like TCU would erupt offensively.

20. The Frogs continued their strong first half play when they forced a West Virginia punt and then drove 9 plays for another 67 yards and a TD. With a 17-3 lead with 12:10 left in the 2nd quarter, it looked like TCU might run away with it. Then I woke up.

19. Pachall was 13/17 for 170 yards and 2 TD's after 4 possessions.

18. Ethan Perry, with help from a stiff wind, drilled a nice 54 yard punt to pin West Virginia at their own 13 yard line.

17. West Virginia then went 3 plays and 87 yards in 1:02 to cut it to 17-10 TCU. The Frogs gave up 3 huge plays, including a Charles Sims 31 yard TD where he went untouched and several Frog defenders took bad angles.

16. Cameron Echols-Luper was neutralized in the punt return game due to high hanging punts. As the game wore on, you could see his frustration building.

15. After starting a drive at their own 7, the Frogs moved it quickly to the W.V. 35 only to see the wheels fly off. A false start by Wooldridge, 2 incomplete passes and a delay of game penalty killed the drive. Pachall was lit up repeatedly, including once on a key incomplete pass on this drive. A FG there would have given them a 10 point lead and slowed West Virginia's momentum, instead, it helped things continue to snowball for the Frogs.

14. Geoff Hooker then made a huge INT and returned it 34 yards to thwart a West Virginia drive that could have tied the game.

13. With another chance to score right before the half, the o-line once again failed their teammates, giving up a sack and taking them out of FG range.

12. Any time TCU started to move the ball on a long drive, the o-line would blow it up with give the momentum right back to the Mountaineers.

11. Paul Dawson finished with 13 tackles , including 2 tackles for loss but his 15 yard hands to the face penalty kept a drive going that the defense had stopped.

10. It looked like Hackett came up with the big play TCU needed when he picked off a pass and returned it 37 yards for a TD. However, Jason Verrett was called for defensive holding, nullifying the play.

9. Big V was a liability the whole game. Multiple times, he failed to even get out of his stance as the defender was flying by him untouched. He wiffed on at least 4 blocks that I saw. I mean, you have to at least get a hand on a guy.

8. West Virginia had to start on their 12 yard line late in the 3rd quarter. Paul Dawson then picked off a pass and returned it to the Mountaineer 2 yard line setting up TCU with a golden scoring opportunity.

7. Boykin promptly gave the ball right back as he was stripped on the first play after TCU had intercepted the ball. This was a microcosm of TCU's 2013 season.

6. After West Virginia pulled within 17-13 on a FG, Pachall threw a costly INT on the first play of the next series, setting West Virginia up nicely.

5. An 11 yard bootleg from Clint Trickett to his TE gave West Virginia their first lead with 8:55 left in the game. Pachall then fumbled on the nex series and the Mountaineers promptly jumped up 27-17 on a 13 yard run from Sims with 7:11 left in the game.

4. TCU put together a nice 11 play 73 yard drive to cut the deficit to 27-24 with 3:01 left in the game and a 45 yard Oberkrom FG knotted it up at 27 with 19 seconds left in the game.

3. TCU shot themselves in the foot on the first drive of overtime when a 6 yard loss to Waymon on first down and a personal foul by Wooldridge out TCU in an insurmountable 3rd and 20.

2. Oberkrom was forced to go for a 62 yard FG but it came up just short and a little wide left.

1. After a touchdown was called back on a hold on Hooker, Josh Lambert connected on a 34 yard FG and a 30-27 West Virginia OT victory.


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