Despite their success against teams from BCS conferences, including a Rose Bowl victory and No. 2 final ranking only two seasons ago, the coach kept hearing that the Horned Frogs were going to have play “way over” their heads and be nearly flawless to beat other Big 12 teams.
Everything seemed to go so right for No. 16 TCU in its season opener.
As the 2012 football season gets underway on TCU’s campus, a recently-obtained police report by the school’s student media could surround the Horned Frogs’ starting quarterback in controversy.
It’s my 8th annual 50 Most Powerful People in Dallas-Fort Worth Sports and, I’ll be honest, this was probably the toughest year to find a clear-cut winner.
TCU coach Gary Patterson says his team is trying to move “straight forward.”
Three key defensive players on the Texas Christian football team are among 17 students arrested in a campus drug bust.
Chad Glasgow has returned to TCU as safeties coach after one season as defensive coordinator at Texas Tech.
The Poinsettia Bowl between No. 16 TCU and Louisiana Tech isn’t merely a matchup of teams happy to be in a postseason game.
Casey Pachall threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Carter with 1:05 left, then connected with Josh Boyce on the go-ahead 2-point conversion, and Boise State’s Dan Goodale booted a 39-yard field-goal attempt wide right as time expired to give TCU a 36-35 victory against the fifth-ranked Broncos on Saturday.
A year ago, shortly after the Mountain West Conference welcomed Boise State, schedule makers agreed to make the conference showdown between these perennial BCS busters a home game for the Horned Frogs.
Forget that TCU is getting ready to face a lower-division team in Portland State. Coach Gary Patterson wants the same thing from his team.
TCU’s upcoming move to the Big East was supposed to be about stability and being in a conference with automatic access into the BCS.