WVU’s rush defense ranked 114th in the nation coming into matchup with TCU

TCU is definitely going to be able to exploit one part of the West Virginia defense.

The Mountaineers rank 114th in rushing defense, according to NCAA.com. Conversely, t he Horned Frogs rank 25th in rushing offense.

TCU is having a fantastic year on the ground even without star running back Kyle Hicks. Kenedy Snell and Darius Anderson are churning up the turf so far, and Kenny Hill is a threat as well.

If West Virginia can’t find a way to defend the run better, this one might be over quickly. The Mountaineers can score, sure, but if they can’t defend the run, the TCU offense can just play keep-away.

The TCU offense is firing on all cylinders, and it’s due to the resurgence of this run game. Yes, Kenny Hill has become far more accurate and dependable, and deserves praise for that, but the TCU offensive line and running backs are taking a lot of the pressure off the veteran starter.

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