TCU's first season in the Big 12 Conference has not gone as planned. Despite being 3-0 in non-conference play, the Horned Frogs have won just two of their five conference games. Just two weeks removed from a heartbreaking triple-overtime loss against Texas Tech, TCU looks to right the ship in conference play. Going forward, a win against No. 21 West Virginia could calm any fears of TCU missing out on bowl season.
The problems for TCU will arise when West Virginia has the ball. The Mountaineers average more than 40 points per game, good for 9th in the nation. Their passing attack, led by Heisman candidate Geno Smith, is 4th in the nation in yards per game.
Though not as stout as years past, TCU's defense is still a strength, as they allow just 22.4 points per game. The key for the Horned Frogs will be to avoid getting into a shootout with Smith, as anything can happen when the scores stay low.
Game Time, TV Channel: 3 p.m. ET, FOX
Point Spread: West Virginia is favored by 6.5 points