After earning a seven-point lead in the first half, the Mountaineers extended their lead to 10 with a 52-yard field goal by Tyler Bitancurt set up by a fumble by TCU running back Matthew Tucker. However, the Horned Frogs cut the lead back to three as a disastrous attempt to punt by West Virginia resulted in a fumble recovered by Dominic Merka and returned for a 15-yard touchdown.
TCU threatened to score again as they drove in to the red zone, but Trevone Boykin made a crucial error and threw an interception to linebacker Isaiah Bruce in the end zone. On the subsequent drive in to West Virginia territory, the Horned Frogs converted a crucial fourth down to keep the drive alive.
That drive will continue in the fourth quarter as TCU will have a first down on 24-yard line of the Mountaineers.