TCU Horned Frogs
No. 6 TCU is without leading rusher B.J. Catalon for its game against No. 9 Kansas
Just imagine what K-State fans will call Gary Patterson if his Horned Frogs win at home Saturday night against the conference-leading Wildcats.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin finished the last game by encouraging the kicker before the game-winning field goal and apologizing to teammates in the locker room for his subpar performance.
The game matching Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson against his alma mater will have huge implications in the Big 12 race, as well as in the College Football Playoff rankings.
TCU coach Gary Patterson remembers the strange looks that he received 10 years ago, during a losing season, when he talked about his team becoming a BCS buster.
TCU is preparing for another Top 10 matchup, this time at home against Kansas State. Meanwhile, defending Big 12 champion team Baylor is headed up to Oklahoma.
Three years ago, the Horned Frogs and the Mountaineers were on their way to defending titles in different conferences. They then joined the Big 12 together.
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the initial College Football Playoff rankings.
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.
The highest point total in TCU history came three days before the release of the first rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee. Coincidence?
TCU, long known for producing top-ranked defenses, is fifth nationally in scoring offense and seventh in total offense, and the most improved offense in the country in both categories.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is sticking with Daxx Garman at quarterback in the wake of a lopsided loss at TCU.