Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.
Texans like to think the Lone Star state is the center of the football world. This weekend, the biggest of the college season, it is.
No. 4 TCU earned a share of the conference title and kept its playoff bid alive with a 55-3 victory against lowly Iowa State on Saturday
Texas fought hard to get bowl-eligible in coach Charlie Strong’s first season. After a humiliating 48-10 home loss to No. 6 TCU, the Longhorns now have to fight just to avoid a losing season.
Here they are again, chasing a league title but still sitting just outside of a potential berth in the new College Football Playoff heading in to a Thanksgiving night game at Texas.
The Big 12 title talk and No. 5 TCU’s playoff position won’t mean much if the Longhorns, playing their best football of the season, beat the Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) on Thursday night.
The No. 5 Horned Frogs are a playoff contender in only their third year as part of a power conference, and Boykin is increasingly part of the Heisman Trophy conversation.
No. 6 TCU is without leading rusher B.J. Catalon for its game against No. 9 Kansas
TCU gets a 31-30 victory over No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.
That record 82-point game is already in the past for No. 10 TCU. The Horned Frogs now have some road work to do Saturday, going to No. 20 West Virginia for the first of consecutive games that could have a significant impact on determining the Big 12 champion.
TCU dumps 82 points on Texas Tech, the most in any FBS game in 2 years
Quarterback Trevone Boykin and his crew are playing like they’re sold on what offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie brought in after Patterson decided it was time to try to keep up with the fast-paced Big 12 teams.