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Big 12 football: Take West Virginia over TCU in battle of disappointing newbies

by Berry Tramel Published: November 1, 2013

West Virginia came into the Big 12 last season as the preseason choice to win the league. The Mountaineers tanked, falling to 4-5 in conference and 7-6 overall.

TCU into its second Big 12 season picked third, but with more first-place votes than all but OSU. The Horned Frogs now stand tied for seventh, at 1-4. With West Virginia.

The new Big 12 members have not played up to their billing, and now both are 3-5 overall.

But West Virginia has played the tougher schedule – the Mountaineers haven't drawn Kansas or Iowa State yet. TCU is a 13-point favorite over West Virginia for their game Saturday in Fort Worth. But the Frogs might not score 13 points. Go with the Mountaineers in the upset.