TCU Horned Frogs
Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns are hitting the reset button on their season again after a big victory in the Red River Rivalry.
TCU head coach Gary Patterson says teams go through cycles and that he has no doubt where the Frogs are headed in the Big 12.
Oklahoma State has already lost to a supposedly inferior opponent coming out of a bye week and is determined not to let it happen again.
TCU hasn’t lost first three conference games in season in any league since 1997, when Horned Frogs lost first seven Western Athletic Conference games.
Both teams trying to avoid 1-3 starts. TCU hasn’t been 1-3 since 1999, when Gary Patterson was still defensive coordinator and the Frogs finished 8-4.
Two city leaders have put their pride on the line in a friendly wager over a college football game. SMU plays TCU on Saturday in the traditional Iron Skillet rivalry matchup.
Too many turnovers. Too many penalties. Not enough touchdowns. No wonder coach Gary Patterson was so disappointed in TCU in its 20-10 loss to Texas Tech on Thursday night.
TCU has been to Texas Tech only once since the old SWC disbanded. The Frogs went from a three-touchdown lead to the most lopsided loss in coach Gary Patterson’s 13 seasons.
The Big 12 on Monday acknowledged the misapplication of a rule by its officiating crew that led to the ejection of a SLU Lions player at 24th-ranked TCU on Saturday.
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is out indefinitely and will miss multiple games after surgery on his injured left arm.
SLU coach Ron Roberts is realistic about the tough challenge his team faces at TCU. Their odds might have been better if there hadn’t been so many upsets on opening weekend.
Just when it looked like 20th-ranked TCU was poised to make a comeback in its season opener against No. 12 LSU, Odell Beckham Jr. gave the Tigers a huge return.