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Oberkrom’s Field Goal Lifts TCU Past WVU, 31-30

TCU followed an 82-point outburst at Texas Tech with its worst offensive output of the season at West Virginia. It still added up to another victory.

Jaden Oberkrom kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the No. 10 Horned Frogs a 31-30 victory over No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.

It was the third straight close finish in the series between the Big 12’s newest members. Each of their last two meetings went to overtime.

“Every time TCU and WVU have gotten together, it’s been an unbelievable game,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “We were fortunate to make the plays when we needed to.”

The Horned Frogs (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) overcame a 13-point deficit in cold, windy conditions to keep their national championship hopes alive.

TCU entered the game No. 7 in the College Football Playoff ranking, and now turns its attention to a showdown at home next Saturday against No. 11 Kansas State.

TCU played its first game outside the state of Texas this season and the nation’s highest-scoring offense looked nothing like the unit that pounded Texas Tech.

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