Frogs, Mountaineers trade scores

TCU QB Kenny Hill connects with Jaelan Austin for an 11-yard TD, but No. 12 West Virginia responded with a score of their own. The Mountaineers lead 21-10.


Official makes stop on TCU run

Kyle Hicks picked up a first down for TCU but would have had more if he wasn't accidentally dropped by an official. The Horned Frogs trail No. 12 West Virginia after a quarter.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's hard," Texas quarterback Shane Buechele said, "just to see things you could have done." The Longhorns had plenty of chances today at Kansas State, losing 24-21, but the outcome was no different than in its other three road games this year. The loss puts Texas under .500 for the first time this season, an all too familiar spot in this third season under coach Charlie Strong.


West Virginia goes up two scores

QB Skyler Howard passes to Shelton Gibson for a 22-yard TD. No. 12 West Virginia leads TCU 14-0 in the first quarter.


Mountaineers have another short field

West Virginia's Rasul Douglas picks off TCU QB Kenny Hill. The No. 12 Mountaineers offense starts on the TCU 33-yard line with a 7-0 lead.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Takeaways have been at the core of West Virginia's 5-0 start, and the Mountaineers already have two today following cornerback Rasul Douglas' third interception of the season. WVU's defense has at least one takeaway in all six games and in 11 of its last 12 contests.


TCU fumbles opening kickoff

Nana Kyeremeh recovers it to give West Virginia a short field. The No. 12 Mountaineers took advantage and took a 7-0 lead.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kansas State's win was its fifth in a row at home against Texas. That is tied for the all-time longest home winning streak for any team against Texas (Texas A&M from 1985 to 1993).

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Watch: TCU at No. 12 West Virginia

West Virginia seeks its first 6-0 start since 2006 against a dangerous TCU squad that is ranked 31st, according to ESPN's FPI. TCU has scored at least 20 points in 36 straight games, which is second to only Oregon (38) in the FBS. Live on ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong: "We knew what type of game it was going to be." It's maybe the most frustrating aspect of today for the Longhorns after this 24-21 loss to Kansas State. The Wildcats did nothing to Texas that it didn't expect.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It was blustery earlier but the winds are much calmer (see flags atop goalposts) as we approach kickoff here in Morgantown. Good news for quarterbacks Skyler Howard and Kenny Hill.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU quarterbacks Kenny Hill and Foster Sawyer work on their downfield passes, as offensive coordinator Doug Meacham plays some D.

Postgame Breakdown of Kansas State's 24-21 victory over Texas (2:01)
Charlie Strong disappears into crowd after Texas falls to Kansas State (0:19)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong disappeared into this crowd after Texas fell to 3-4 with a 24-21 loss at Kansas State, UT's fifth consecutive defeat in Manhattan. The Longhorns failed to capitalize on three K-State turnovers in the second half.

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder discusses his team's defensive success and the quarterback Jesse Ertz's performance (0:35)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Touchdown Texas with 46 seconds to play. It sure could have used that field goal on the previous possession. The Longhorns, down 24-21, will need to get the onside kick, obviously.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

A total mess for Texas in the red zone. Given an opportunity, the Longhorns made way too many mistakes, capped by a botched field-goal attempt. K-State holds on to its 10-point lead with four minutes to play.


Texas backup QB rushes for score

Tyrone Swoopes takes it himself for an 8-yard TD. At the start of the fourth quarter, Kansas State leads Texas 24-14 on ESPN2.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Touchdown, Texas, on the 8-yard Tyrone Swoopes keeper in the final minute of the third quarter. His touches today have been limited -- along with the rest of the Texas offense. Perhaps too little, too late for the Longhorns but if UT gets the ball back still down 24-14, it would be well served to use Swoopes in a bigger role.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Now a three-score deficit for Texas at Kansas State, 24-7 after the Wildcats atoned for their lone red-zone mishap of the season by stopping the Longhorns on fourth down and driving for a 35-yard field goal by Matthew McCrane. There's not much hope at this point for Texas -- in this game and potentially this season (and the Charlie Strong era) if UT can't generate a lot more energy in a hurry with Baylor up next in Austin.