No. 23 West Virginia (3-2, 1-1) suffered its first conference loss of the season Saturday in the hands of No. 8 TCU (5-0, 2-0) by score of 31-24 on the road.
After trailing 17-3 in the third quarter, West Virginia rallied to tie the game twice in the second half, but failed to do it once more after the late go-ahead touchdown for TCU, resulting in the team's ninth straight loss to a ranked opponent.
Special teams, field position and turnovers proved to be the difference as TCU scored 14 of its 31 points off of two West Virginia turnovers.
TCU punter Adam Nunez pinned West Virginia inside its own 10-yard line four different times. Three out of those four drives ended in punts for West Virginia.
Offensively, West Virginia outgained TCU 508-406 in total yards, but failed to finish promising drives. Seven Of West Virginia’s 13 offensive drives ended with punts.
Redshirt junior quarterback Will Grier finished the day 25-of-45 for 366 yards and three touchdowns along with an interception.