But when the TCU coach returns for the first time in three decades on Saturday, he’ll not only be trying to deal Snyder a defeat, but also do the same to his alma mater.
Trevone Boykin scored on a 1-yard TD run with 38 seconds left and TCU rallied to beat Iowa State 21-17 on Saturday and snap a three-game losing streak.
Trevone Boykin completed 15 of 26 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns and TCU’s defense forced five turnovers to lead the Horned Frogs to a 48-17 victory Saturday against rival SMU.
Baker Mayfield showed his scrambling and throwing talents in the Red Raiders first two games against lesser programs’ defenses. Now it’s time for the freshman walk-on to face No. 24 TCU, which returns nine starters from Big 12′s top defense last season.
Jeff Withey scored 18 points, Ben McLemore added 14 and No. 9 Kansas routed TCU 74-48 on Saturday to avenge a stunning loss to the lowly Horned Frogs just over two weeks ago.
TCU made its first Big 12 victory a memorable one, and left the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks with their first losing streak in more than seven years.
TCU has signed two of the top high school running backs from Texas to national letters of intent.
Former TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will be back on campus Monday, as the school starts spring semester. The 21-year-old left TCU in the fall after a troubled 2012.
Pat Swilling made one of two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining and teammate Scottie Haralson rebounded the miss to give Tulsa a 50-49 victory over TCU Saturday.
TCU’s defense forced four turnovers in dumping No. 18 Texas 20-13 Thursday night to get the Horned Frogs their biggest win of their first season in the Big 12.
With the breakup of the annual Texas-Texas A&M rivalry after more than 100 years, the No. 18 Longhorns will face Big 12 newcomer TCU on Thanksgiving night.
The Frogs are home Saturday night against third-ranked Kansas State, Patterson’s alma mater and where he started his coaching career.