College football preview: West Virginia at TCU

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West Virginia at TCU

When/where: 3:15 p.m. Friday; Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth

TV: ESPN

Records: West Virginia 4-7, 2-6 Big 12: TCU 5-6, 3-5

West Virginia update: West Virginia will not be going to a bowl game in Neal Brown’s first season as head coach of the Mountaineers, who have lost six of their past seven games, five to ranked teams. …For the past two games, Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege has replaced Austin Kendall as the starting quarterback. In last week’s 20-13 loss to Oklahoma State, Doege threw for 307 yards. …West Virginia and TCU began Big 12 play together in 2012. …The Mountaineers have 31 sacks. Brothers Dante and Darius Stills each have seven from the tackle spots. …Sam Jones leads the team with 66 receptions for 663 yards. …The series is tied 4-4. The Mountaineers won last year 47-10. …West Virginia has Big 12 road wins against Kansas and Kansas State.

TCU update: TCU is playing for bowl eligibility in its regular-season finale for a second straight year. Last season, TCU clinched a bowl berth by beating Oklahoma State. …TCU is playing on Black Friday for the fourth time in the past five years, winning the previous three. …The Horned Frogs are coming off a close 28-24 loss at Oklahoma. The Horned Frogs’ 65 passing yards against the Sooners are the fewest by a Big 12 team this season. …TCU has lost five games by one score or less, including to the Big 12’s top two teams Oklahoma and Baylor. …No. 2 in the Big 12 in defense, allowing 354.4 yards per game, the Horned Frogs have held all 11 opponents below their season total offense average and 10 of 11 below their scoring average.

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