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Mountaineers Let It Slip Away

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MORGANTOWN - Saturday's TCU game was like the season for West Virginia's football team.

It was set up for success.

In came a very young Horned Frog team, hobbled with injuries. The passing defense was primed to be exploited by this season's early Heisman Trophy candidate, Geno Smith. The TCU offense appeared ready to help the Mountaineer defense cure some ills. Quarterback Trevone Boykin, a redshirt freshman, was banged up and shaky as a passer.

Surely, WVU senior Smith and company would take advantage, right?

The answer was no.

TCU shocked West Virginia and its vocal crowd of 52,322 by a 39-38 count in overtime at Milan Puskar Stadium.

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