FINAL: West Virginia hangs on against TCU, 20-17

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West Virginia’s season finale against TCU is soon to begin at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Mountaineers are hoping to finish their season on a high note, while the Horned Frogs are hoping to capitalize on their last shot at a bowl bid.

Be sure to check back here as we will have live updates as the game unfolds.

4TH QUARTER

FINAL: The Mountaineer defense hangs on to get the 20-17 victory.

1:04: TCU starts moving early, but it was 4-down territory for them. As they move down the field, Gary Patterson opts for more passes, and calls for Duggan to take a shot deep. Nicktroy Fortune gets in to make the play on Al’Dontre Davis on 4th down, turning it over to the Mountaineers.

TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (WVU 20, TCU 17 — 2:10): A wild drive is punctuated by what was arguably the best pass of Doege’s WVU career so far — a dime right to the pylon to find Isaiah Esdale for 6. Mountaineers take the lead with time running out.

4:47: The Horned Frogs get moving to start the drive — but the WVU defense toughens up and makes a big stop in enemy territory. West Virginia takes over on their own 39.

10:00: West Virginia somewhat stalls on their drive, only scraping 11 yards together. However, they foil their own 4th and 1 situation when Michael Brown goes offsides, forcing WVU to punt. Josh Growden snipes his kick, putting TCU on the 1.

12:51: The Mountaineers get the stop after a close, close chain measurement goes to TCU. West Virginia takes over on the Frogs’ 19 yard line.

3RD QUARTER

END 3Q: TCU has the ball to start the final quarter of play.

FIELD GOAL WVU (TCU 17, WVU 13 — 1:25): The Mountaineers get close enough to smell the end zone — but can’t quite get there. Staley makes his second field goal, this time from 24 yards.

3:59: WVU gets another huge takeaway as Sean Mahone makes an interception to put his team in great field position. WVU has it on the TCU 47.

8:19: After a big completion to Sean Ryan for a quick first down, the Mountaineers are forced to punt. This time, they don’t allow a return and down it on the TCU 18.

TOUCHDOWN TCU (TCU 17, WVU 10 — 10:32): The Mountaineers nearly get the first down on third, but Ali Jennings’s play is ruled as a drop forcing the Mountaineers to punt. Jalen Reagor would take Josh Growden’s punt to the house for 70 yards — WVU’s first punt return touchdown allowed this season.

12:12: West Virginia forces the TCU three and out, although there was some pushing and shoving after the whistle on 2nd down. WVU starts on their own 20.

12:55: Jarret Doege throws his second interception in two drives after the Mountaineers move 20 yards in 4 plays. TCU will take over on their own 47.

2ND QUARTER

Stats from the first half. (via GoFrogs.com)

0:31: Kennedy McKoy gets the Mountaineer motor going, chipping in 25 all-purpose yards as WVU moves down the field — but Doege throws deep into double coverage and TCU’s Ar’Darius Washington high-points it for the pick. TCU will run the clock out for halftime.

4:13: TCU goes three-and-out, and the Mountaineers will start on their own 29.

FIELD GOAL WEST VIRGINIA (WVU 10, TCU 10 — 5:18): The Mountaineers put together their longest drive of the game so far (10 plays, 52 yards), but they can’t get more than 3 points. Evan Staley ties it up from 40 yards.

FIELD GOAL TCU (TCU 10, WVU 7 — 9:49): Jonathan Song caps off long Horned Frog drive with a 30-yard field goal. TCU is aided down the field by some Mountaineer penalties, including a late hit out of bounds from Exree Loe.

Keith Washington is done for the day, as he’s going through concussion protocol. He finishes his WVU career with 6 interceptions.

1ST QUARTER

END 1Q: The game is tied at 7 as the clock winds down. TCU has possession to start the second quarter.

2:29: The Mountaineer defense tightens up and forces Max Duggan and the Horned Frogs to punt. WVU gets it on their own 19.

4:37: Jarret Doege throws his first interception as WVU’s starter on 2nd down.

TOUCHDOWN TCU (WVU 7, TCU 7 — 5:16): TCU’s Taye Barber goes off to the races on a 64-yard rush to put the Frogs in the red zone. A few handoffs later, Seno Olonilua punches it in for 6 points.

7:28: West Virginia goes three-and-out to follow it up. TCU takes over on their own 25.

9:01: The Mountaineers force TCU to go three-and-out, although the Horned Frog offense gets 7 yards on the drive. WVU takes over on their own 23.

TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (WVU 7, TCU 0 — 10:40): Well, that was fast. Tykee Smith gets an early takeaway for the Mountaineers, and the offense quickly turns it into a touchdown with a Jarret Doege pass to Leddie Brown.

West Virginia has won the coin toss. They defer, and TCU will receive.

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