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Gameday Links O' War: October 6th, 2012

Iowa State is great and accomplished but not favored, apparently this whole thing is NOT about Casey (wait, what?) and hell ya we get to play real football today.

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TCU braces for rugged Big 12 stretch without Pachall | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports...
The Horned Frogs will be challenged without Casey Pachall.

Iowa State football: Cyclones hope to rebound at TCU | The Des Moines Register |
IOWA STATE FOOTBALL: The 15th-ranked Horned Frogs (4-0) joined the Big 12 this season, and Iowa State (3-1) will be the first conference opponent to visit a newly-remodeled Amon G. Carter Stadium.Hundreds of photos: Tailgating and game action in 2012You vote: Iowa State or TCU? And who else wins in the Big 12 on Saturday?Traveler's guide: Where to go in Fort Worth, Texas

Who to watch: Iowa State | TCU 360 - with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine
The Cyclones are averaging 24.2 points per game and holding teams to 14 points. Punter Kirby Van Der Kamp has pulled in national accolades this season for his performance.

Social media users rally around Trevone Boykin | TCU 360 - with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine
TCU students and football fans alike turned to numerous social media outlets Thursday to express their support for Trevone Boykin as the new starting quarterback.

Students attempting to name student section "Hell's Half-Acre" | TCU 360 - with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine
Nicknaming stadiums has long been a college football tradition. Any team looking to beat the University of Florida Gators must wade through The Swamp. Louisiana State University’s opponents must make their way through Death Valley for a victory. Now, teams that want to beat TCU might have to go through Hell’s Half-Acre.

TCU coach is right about this: It isn’t about Casey Pachall | Opinion Blog
Gary Patterson has no reason to care what I think, which means we’re moving closer and closer to parity. I’d be one of those casual college football fans who neither roots for nor against TCU and Patterson, although until the last few months, I’d always respected how he built a bedraggled program into a national success story.

2-minute drill: Iowa State at TCU | TheGazette
ISU RUSH OFFENSE VS. TCU RUSH DEFENSE Cyclone running backs James White and Shontrelle Johnson are averaging 5.7 yards and 5.0 yards a carry,

Soccer Falls 2-0 at Iowa State - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Two first half goals stood up for Iowa State as it defeated TCU 2-0 Friday night in the first-ever game played at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Vittoria Arnold made six saves in the loss.