WVU's Defensive Outlook: TCU

West Virginia has thus far navigated a Big 12 slate that is as challenging as ever in terms of opposing offensive prowess. Perhaps the most difficult challenge is on deck against No. 10 TCU, which might surpass the difficulty of defending Baylor because of mobile quarterback Trevone Boykin.

WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson, whose unit has strung together arguably its finest two performances over the last two games, is faced with finding a way to slow what head coach Dana Holgorsen called the most improved player in the nation in Boykin. Here, Gibson breaks down the TCU offense, the difficulty of managing a mobile quarterback with excellent decision-making skills and what has allowed the Horned Frogs to roll up an average of 60 points per game over its last four contests.

Nose guard Kyle Rose discusses the balance between pressuring Boykin and not losing leverage or contain, the TCU front, and his thoughts on how both teams have rallied around quarterbacks named the starter before fall camp. Rose also compares the timelines of both programs entering their third year in the Big 12, when both seemed to pull even in terms of challenging for at least mainstream status in the Power Five league, and his expectations for the contest in terms of weather and atmosphere.


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