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WVU's Holgorsen talks about upcoming game with TCU

West Virginia University Coach Dana Holgorsen during a news conference Tuesday talked about the Mountaineers ' Saturday game with TCU. (West Virginia University Athletics)

After recording a win over Texas that will go down in the history books, West Virginia University gets to see if it can keep it going against another school from the Lone Star State.

During a news conference Tuesday, Mountaineers Coach Dana Holgorsen talked about Saturday’s upcoming game with TCU.

Holgorsen said WVU has quite a history playing against TCU, which he believes have matched up about seven times. He said war zones have been wages in some of those games, with overtime contests and games won on last-second field goals.

“We’ve got a quality opponent – an unbelievable program that we get to play on Saturday,” Holgorsen said. “This history with us and TCU is pretty good.”

The coach said TCU is strong defensively and is No. 1 or No. 2 in defense in almost every category. He said the ball hasn’t bounced TCU’s way a couple of times this year, but its losses have come against quality opponents such as Ohio State and Texas.

Mountaineer fans are still celebrating the huge 42-41 win over Texas that was won in the final seconds with a touchdown pass from quarterback Will Grier to receiver Gary Jennings and then a two-point conversion run by Grier.

The victory lifted WVU, 7-1, to No. 7 in the latest poll by The Associated Press.

TCU, 4-5, escaped this past weekend with a 14-13 win over Kansas State.

Kickoff for the game between WVU and TCU is at noon Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.

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