TCU deals blow to WVU's Big 12 title hopes

A scrappy tone was set early in the wet and windy TCU vs. West Virginia game when an obvious face mask penalty was overlooked by the officials. But the consistent rowdy crowd was silenced when Horned Frog Jaden Oberkrom kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to edge the Mountaineers, 31-30. 

Unfortunately, a referee spoiled my photo of field goal holder Zach Allen leaping in jubilation, but I made a few other photos that showed the tempo of the game. 

Enjoy!

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) is brought down by the face mask by TCU defensive end Josh Carraway (94) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va.

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) is brought down by the face mask by TCU defensive end Josh Carraway (94) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va.

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen waits to lead his team onto the field before playing TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen waits to lead his team onto the field before playing TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

 West Virginia's marching band waits in the tunnel before playing the National Anthem  at the WVU versus TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

West Virginia's marching band waits in the tunnel before playing the National Anthem  at the WVU versus TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

 West Virginia clarinet player Ahry Green shows off her tough bloody mouth before playing the National Anthem  at the WVU versus TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

West Virginia clarinet player Ahry Green shows off her tough bloody mouth before playing the National Anthem  at the WVU versus TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

 West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford (5) catches a touchdown pass over TCU cornerback Ranthony Texada (11) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30.

West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford (5) catches a touchdown pass over TCU cornerback Ranthony Texada (11) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30.

 West Virginia running back Rushel Shell (7) is stripped of the ball by TCU defensive end James McFarland (40) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

West Virginia running back Rushel Shell (7) is stripped of the ball by TCU defensive end James McFarland (40) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

 TCU safety Chris Hackett (1) blocks a pass intended for West Virginia wide receiver Daikiel Shorts (6) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

TCU safety Chris Hackett (1) blocks a pass intended for West Virginia wide receiver Daikiel Shorts (6) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) receives a pass against West Virginia cornerback Terrell Chestnut (16) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) receives a pass against West Virginia cornerback Terrell Chestnut (16) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 West Virginia cornerback Terrell Chestnut (16) recovers a fumble for a touchdown against TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

West Virginia cornerback Terrell Chestnut (16) recovers a fumble for a touchdown against TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 West Virginia linebacker Xavier Preston (53) reacts with West Virginia safety Jarrod Harper (22) after a big hit against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

West Virginia linebacker Xavier Preston (53) reacts with West Virginia safety Jarrod Harper (22) after a big hit against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley (7) breaks up a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley (7) breaks up a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley (7) blocks a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30.

West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley (7) blocks a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30.

 West Virginia safety Karl Joseph (8) nearly intercepts a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

West Virginia safety Karl Joseph (8) nearly intercepts a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 West Virginia running back Dreamius Smith (2) loses the ball while tackled by a host of TCU defenders on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

West Virginia running back Dreamius Smith (2) loses the ball while tackled by a host of TCU defenders on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts to a play against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts to a play against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU won 31-30. 

 TCU quarterback Zach Allen (11) who held the ball for kicker Jaden Oberkrom celebrates beating West Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

TCU quarterback Zach Allen (11) who held the ball for kicker Jaden Oberkrom celebrates beating West Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

 West Virginia safety Karl Joseph (8) reacts to his team's loss against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.

West Virginia safety Karl Joseph (8) reacts to his team's loss against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU beat West Virginia 31-30.