TCU’s first possession started at its own 15 after a good special teams tackle on the kickoff. Three passes, three incompletions and after a punt WVU got the ball back on its own 45 with 10:36 to play. TCU used 24 seconds and did not gain a yard.
Taking the punt WVU drove to the TCU three before Lambert came on for a 22-yard field goal. The kick capped the 14-play drive and with 6:19 to play in the first the Mountaineers extended their lead to 10-0.
TCU botched the ensuing kick and the Mountaineers recovered at the 30. Lambert kicked 44 yard field goal with 3:52 left in the quarter to put WVU ahead 13-0.
The Horned Frogs picked up their first yards of the game and their initial first down. Despite a 19-yard run by B.J. Catalon, the WVU defense was strong until an inside screen from Trevone Boykin to Deante Gray went 47 yards for the score with 1:04 left in the first.
The second period was a defensive struggle and both teams turned the ball over. WVU leads 13-7 at halftime.