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.
The TCU football team has impressed the heck out of me its first year in the Big 12. The team has been dealt blow after blow after blow, but has survived to post a 5-2 record.
Oklahoma State starting quarterback J.W. Walsh will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury that he was able to play through while throwing for a career-high 415 yards in a 31-10 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.
Texas Tech is also now one of the nation’s top defense teams. The Red Raiders are coming off a 49-14 victory over then-No. 5 West Virginia, and have allowed only 243 total yards a game.