Well, that was fun. TCU struck early and often (it was 7-0 after less than a minute had ticked off the clock) and looked about as good as you could want them to look in every phase of the game. 500+ yards of offense, a neat split between passing and running yards at around 250 each(which is neat to achieve when you shut down your passing game in the second half- four attempts all by Matt Brown). The defense held New Mexico under 100 yards total, kept them totally off the scoreboard and collected three Lobo turnovers, and even the special teams got in on the "best game of the season" vibe, blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown. The last time any team received close to this level of a beatdown from the Frogs? 1932. I don't think there are many superlatives that need to be latched on to that to illustrate how long ago that was, but here's just one for you- Sam Baugh was still in high school.
So what does this mean for the rest of the season? For the Frogs, it's hard to say- sure we looked great, but that's tempered by what we learned about New Mexico: That they are quite possibly the worst team in the FBS this season. I don't say that lightly, as Memphis is quite putrid as well, but in the second half when the other team has made it abundantly clear that they are not going to pass the ball at all and you still give up the TDs? It's somewhat akin to knowing your opponent will always choose "Rock" in Rock-Paper-Scissors... and still losing to them every time. That said, it does feel good to be blowing out the bad teams again, and it will give the backups confidence that may be needed as the season wears on. Go frogs!