5 best Big 12 defensive players against WVU

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Travin Howard

TCU has amassed 29 wins over the past three seasons. Travin Howard has played a part in all of them. Since joining the team as a freshman in 2014, Howard has played in 13 games each season. The past two years have been quite memorable.

Last year, he led the Big 12 with 130 total tackles, which was the ninth best mark in the nation. Howard also became first Horned Frog with consecutive 100-tackle seasons in more than 10 years.

Last year against West Virginia, Howard led TCU with 11 total tackles as the Mountaineers beat the Horned Frogs, 34-10.

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According to SI.com, Howard is the No. 63 player in the country. The website said, “In a conference stocked with heart-racing offenses, Howard is the rare player who can singlehandedly disrupt the flow of games that often devolve into defense-optional, back-and-forth scoring shows. The Horned Frogs will need even more from him as a senior.”

TCU is projected as a middle of the pack Big 12 team this season, but with Howard’s presence the Horned Frogs can ascend higher.