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TCU vs. West Virginia final score: Horned Frogs win thriller in 2OT, 39-38

A wild, wacky battle between the Big 12's two newest teams needed overtime to be decided. With the West Virginia Mountaineers and TCU Horned Frogs tied 31-31 after four quarters of play, it was TCU that came out with the 39-38 win in double overtime.

Both schools attempted field goals in overtime. TCU went first and missed from 37 yards out. West Virginia then had their 36-yard attempt blocked.

In double overtime, the first play for the Mountaineers was a 25-yard touchdown strike from Geno Smith to Stedman Bailey.

TCU then responded with a trick play; they handed the ball off to their running back, who then flipped it on a reverse to wide receiver Brandon Carter. Carter then passed to tight end Corey Fuller, who was wide open and trotted into the end zone. See it here:


With the score 37-36, TCU decided to go for two and win the game. Trevone Boykin hit Boyce on a slant to win the game. The play was reviewed, and while it looked like a possible trap, the referees deemed it was a catch.

TCU wins 39-38.

Box Score Hero: Boyce was great all game long. He ended with six receptions for 180 yards, as well as two touchdown scores and the game-winning two-point conversion.

Rankings Ramifications: West Virginia will almost certainly fall out of the top 25.

But Did They Cover? WVU entered as 6 1/2 point favorites, so they did not cover.

For More On This Game: For more on WVU football, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket, plus SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on Horned Frogs football, visit TCU blog Frogs O' War, plus SB Nation Dallas.

Next Week's Schedule: West Virginia heads to Stillwater to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. TCU has one of their toughest games of the season looming next week when Kansas State comes to town.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.