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.
Greg McCoy returned the second-half kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, and the TCU defense came up with a big play right after that as the 23rd-ranked Horned Frogs took control in a 38-17 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Jerry Kelly paid off his Rose Bowl bet with TCU graduate and fellow PGA Tour player J.J. Henry by putting on the full costume of TCU’s mascot during the Colonial’s pro-am tournament Wednesday.
TCU coach Gary Patterson received a two-year contract extension through 2018 after leading the Horned Frogs to a perfect season and their first BCS victory.
When the TCU Horned Frogs stepped off the team bus and got their first look at the Rose Bowl’s impeccably manicured grass last weekend, any lingering thoughts of disrespect and disappointment evaporated.
TCU’s players handed out roses on the sideline after defeating New Mexico, symbolizing what’s next – a possible Rose Bowl trip.
Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes before leaving with an elbow injury and No. 4 TCU capped its second straight undefeated season with a second consecutive Mountain West championship, beating lowly New Mexico 66-17 on Saturday.
TCU coach Gary Patterson says his third-ranked Horned Frogs have proven they can play at the highest level.
TCU’s best chance to catch Oregon and Auburn in the BCS standings came and went, and the Horned Frogs are still chasing the top two.