Beat Bye Week and A Brief Look Ahead

Beat Bye Week and A Brief Look Ahead


Beat Bye Week and A Brief Look Ahead

The TCU Horned Frogs are 3-2 and on a well-timed bye week. The Frogs need to ‘beat bye week’ by getting healthy fast.

Let’s take a brief look at the obstacles ahead as the Frogs continue the quest for a Big 12 Championship Trophy.

October 11th versus Texas Tech – According to ESPN, TCU has a 45.8% chance of defeating the Red Raiders at home. Both teams have an extra week of preparation for the nationally televised Thursday night clash. TCU is asking all fans to wear black.

The Frogs and Red Raiders both have injury concerns at their starting quarterback position. Tech’s quarterback, Alan Bowman, may not play after he suffered a collapsed lung, in a close loss to West Virginia, last week.  Frog fans are waiting on a Shawn Robinson injury update.

Tech is still Tech, and they throw it around. The Red Raiders lead the Big 12 in passing with 2,038 yards for an average of 407.6 yards per game. Texas Tech is 3-2 with one ranked win over #25 Oklahoma State. 

October 20th versus #7 Oklahoma – “The path to the Big 12 championship goes through Norman, Oklahoma.” These are the words of Head Coach Gary Patterson, last week, during his press conference. The Sooners have not missed a beat with the departure of, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Baker Mayfield.  Kyler Murray has been spectacular. According to Las Vegas, he currently has the second-best odds of winning the Heisman Trophy. Oklahoma has 20-1 odds of winning it all. The Sooners are 5-0. They face their first ranked opponent, Texas, this weekend in the Red River Rivalry. Oklahoma suffered a huge loss, early in the year, with the loss of star running back, Rodney Anderson, to injury.

October 27th at Kansas – The Kansas Jayhawks have not been very good in the sport of football. Their value to the Big 12 conference is in their powerhouse basketball program. The football team is 14 and lost to Southland Conference member, Nicholls State University.  This will be the Frogs first game outside of Texas. Anything can happen in college football, but this should be a stress-free win for Frog Fans.

November 3rd versus Kansas State – The Wildcats are always a tough opponent. They are 2-3 this year.  They were blown out by West Virginia on the road, but lost by just 5 points to Texas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Luckily, the Frogs have the Wildcats in Fort Worth. Kansas State currently has a quarterback controversy. Just don’t ask the great Bill Snyder about it, he apparently snapped at some reporters in Manhattan after they had one too many questions about the quarterback position.

November 10th at #9 West Virginia – The Mountaineers have a stud quarterback. Will Grier currently has the fourth best odds of winning the Heisman Trophy.  His 72.1% completion percentage is the best in the conference and he has 17 touchdown passes with just three interceptions. They also have one heck of a good football coach in Dana Holgorsen. West Virginia is 4-0 with their best win being against Texas Tech in Lubbock. The Frogs must go on the road for this one.

November 17th at Baylor – Baylor hate week. We all know about the current situation in Waco. They have had better times. The Bears are 3-2 with a Big 12 win against Kansas. The Bears have some talent and can be dangerous. They played Duke tough, losing 40-27, at home. Duke’s only loss is to #24 Virginia Tech 31-14. If you need a ride to the game, check out the bus trip.  It will get you in and out of Waco as fast as humanly possible, with the added protection of fellow frogs.

November 24th versus #25 Oklahoma State – It’s always nice to play the Cowboys at home instead of traveling north. They are currently 4-1 with a good win versus Boise State and a loss against Texas Tech. The Cowboys currently lead the Big 12 in rushing with 1,155 yards, averaging 231 yards per game. They have 13 touchdowns on the ground and 13 touchdowns in the air. The Cowboys lead the conference with 24 sacks.

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