The Norman Transcript

November 4, 2012

Two-point conversion lifts TCU over West Virginia

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the 2-point conversion, lifting TCU to a 39-38 double overtime win over No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday night.

TCU (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) got the victory after West Virginia (5-3, 2-3) went ahead on Geno Smith’s 25-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey.

On TCU’s possession, Boykin handed off to B.J. Catalon and he pitched to Brandon Carter, who threw to Fuller in the end zone.

Boyce then caught the 2-point conversion, which was upheld after review, setting off a celebration on the TCU sideline.

TCU rallied from 10 points down in regulation. Boykin and Boyce teamed up on a 96-yard TD pass play with 1:28 left to tie the score at 31-31.

Neither team scored in the first overtime.

In becoming bowl eligible, TCU snapped a two-game losing streak, while West Virginia has lost three straight for the first time since the end of the 2004 season and has lost two straight at home for the first time since 2003.

Smith finished with three touchdown passes, including two in the second quarter. But West Virginia was limited to 126 yards after halftime.

Tavon Austin scored two touchdowns for the Mountaineers, giving his team a lift with a 76-yard punt return for a score with 3:19 left for a 31-24 lead.

All the beleaguered West Virginia defense had to do after that was stop TCU deep in Horned Frogs territory.

Boykin was sacked on first down. After scrambling on the next play, he found Boyce, who was wide open and went untouched into the end zone to force overtime. Boykin finished 12 of 29 for 254 yards and two scores.

Texas 31, No. 20 Texas Tech 22: David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas to a 31-22 victory against No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.

Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards and a career-best two touchdowns on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns (7-2, 4-2 Big 12). It was the third straight win for the Longhorns and keeps them alive in the Big 12 race.

Seth Doege completed 26 of 44 passes for 329 yards for one touchdown for Texas tech (6-3, 3-3).

Freshman Johnathan Gray got his second straight 100-yard rushing game for Texas, with 106 yards on 20 carries.

Penalties hurt Texas Tech, including a touchdown being called back in the fourth quarter for holding.

Once in the red zone, the Red Raiders had trouble getting touchdowns. They settled for field goals tries four times.

Ash found Davis twice for big gains in the first half, once on a deep post route for a 54-yard gain to the Red Raiders 2. Joe Bergeron scored on the next play from 2 yards out to put the Longhorrns up 14-7.

Baylor 41, Kansas 14: Nick Florence threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns, running back Lache Seastrunk had 194 total yards and Baylor won its first Big 12 game of the season, beating Kansas on Saturday.

Baylor (4-4, 1-4) led 20-14 at halftime before pulling away in the second half to snap a four-game losing streak.

Florence was 26 of 42 and surpassed 3,000 yards passing for the season. The senior had touchdown passes of 11, 68 and 40 yards.

James Sims had 126 rushing yards for Kansas (1-8, 0-6), which lost its eighth in a row and 18th straight Big 12 game. The Jayhawks last won a conference game on Nov. 6, 2010, against Colorado, now of the Pac-12.

Glasco Martin rushed for 157 yards and Terrance Williams had 11 catches for 137 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown on Baylor’s opening drive.

Baylor’s defense allowed 210 points during the losing streak before tightening up in the second half on Saturday.

The Bears stuffed Taylor Cox’s fourth-and-2 run on the first drive of the second half. Baylor capitalized four plays later on Bryce Petty’s 1-yard TD run.

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