West Virginia (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) at TCU (3-5, 1-4), 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday (ESPNU)
Line: TCU by 12½.
Series record: Tied 1-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
A much-needed victory. The Big 12's newest teams, which both entered conference in 2012 coming off championships in their previous leagues, need win to still have chance for a winning season. The loser will have to win each of its last three games just to get six victories needed for bowl eligibility. Both still have to play one of Big 12 co-leaders down the stretch.
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall against West Virginia defense, which is last in Big 12 allowing 552 total yards per game. Pachall returned last week to play for the first time since breaking his non-throwing (left) arm in the second game of the season. Pachall will likely be the starter this week, the senior providing a potential boost for Horned Frogs offense that is last in league, scoring only 14 points a game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
West Virginia: RB Charles Sims is not only Mountaineers' top rusher, but has most catches as well. Sims has rushed for 600 yards and four touchdowns, and has 33 catches for 265 yards and a score.
TCU: LB Paul Dawson, a receiver in high school, has 36 tackles in past three games after totaling 26 his first 18 games. He had 17 tackles in first start three weeks ago against Kansas.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Horned Frogs, who have lost their last two games, have never lost three games in a row in Gary Patterson's 13 seasons as head coach. ... When they played as Big 12 opponents for first time last season, TCU 10-point deficit after halftime and beat West Virginia 39-38 in double overtime. .... This is WVU's first trip to Fort Worth. ... The Mountaineers have used three quarterbacks this season. All have three TD passes. ... The Frogs lead the Big 12 with 24 sacks and 15 interceptions. The last team to lead the league in both categories was Nebraska in 1996.