But sometimes, the opposing team is simply better. No. 5 TCU had more skill, better execution and far more depth, and it showed in spades as the Horned Frogs (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) took apart a makeshift secondary to offset the Mountaineers' mastery of all things run game save quarterback Trevone Boykin. West Virginia was able to esentially stop TCU on the ground except for its most slippery and dangerous weapon in Boykin. The senior raacked up a team-best 84 yards on the ground, though that didn't come close to his Houdini-like production at times as he manuvered past defenders and shook loose for Major-like gains. It was, arguably, the most impressive individual performance against WVU in recent memory.
Outside of that, though, TCU was largely limited on the ground. But oh what those Frogs did to WVU in the secondary, Boykin ripping the injury-riuddled back end for 388 yards ansd three scores on 32-of-47 passing. West Virginia was never in the game after the half, and at times it seemed the quarterback was toying with the visitors. Mountaineers' defensive coordinator Tony Gibson, above, delves into the defeat, including the tackling issues of Boykin and others, his backfield and its injury woes, the play of Terrell Chestnut and his expectations moving forward. Gibson also details the effort, and speaks to the run fits.
Then K.J. Dillon, below, details the team mentality, talks about the team passion and ability to rebound, and the difficulty in doing that with the injuries. Dillon, who finished with a team-best seven tackles, all solo, and two for loss, also breaks down the issues in the passing game, how the new players are relating to one another, and the troubles in communication and playing off one another in the secondary at this point against the speed and skillsets of the Big 12.
And finally, Nana Kyeremeh discussses his start, fitting into what's essentially a new secondary, the overall play of the defense and the run fits that worked. He also tries to explain the game speed of a scrambling quarterback like Trevone Boykin and the agility and shiftiness of TCU's skill position players.