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Links O' War: Friday September 13th, 2013

Today is one of the worst Friday's in recent memory... The links you are about to read detail a horrible night full of bad things. One of the worst? You'll have to nurse that hangover at work today. Woof.

Here are your morning links!


A 12-pack of takeaways from Tech-TCU - Big 12 Sports
You guys know the drill. When I get back after a game, very rarely do I have a chance to go straight to sleep. All of these ideas percolated after I left the stadium after watching Texas Tech’s 20-10 triumph over Texas Tech Thursday night. Here are a few of my thoughts after the game.

TCU Comes Up Short in 2-0 Loss at SMU - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
SMU tallied a pair of second half goals and hung on to hand TCU a 2-0 loss Thursday night at Westcott Field. Vittoria Arnold and Shannon Coffer combined to make three saves on five shots. Kelly Johnson led the offense with two shots.

TCU CB Jason Verrett smothers Texas Tech WR Eric Ward -
With all the crazy things that happened during Texas Tech's 20-10 win over TCU on Thursday night, including a fox scampering on the sideline at one point, the on-field clash between Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett and Red Raiders wide receiver Eric Ward will inevitably be overshadowed.

Frogs fall to Tech, trip-ups, technicalities | TCU 360
TCU head coach Gary Patterson refused to comment on the officiating after Thursday night’s loss to Texas Tech, making him about the only person watching the game who didn’t.

No. 24 TCU falls to Texas Tech 20-10 | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Dal...
Too many turnovers. Too many penalties. Not enough touchdowns. No wonder coach Gary Patterson was so disappointed in No. 24 TCU in its 20-10 loss to Texas Tech on Thursday night.

Breaking down the TCU-Texas Tech game | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Da...
TCU gained 401 yards but was only 3 of 16 on third-down conversions. Its opening drive of the second quarter stalled on downs at the TCU 44. Five of its six first-half drives ended in a punt; the other an interception.

TCU notes: Frogs struggle early against Texas Tech defense | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - ...
Texas Tech’s offense grabbed all the headlines during its first two games, but against TCU on Thursday night the Red Raiders’ defense took the starring role.

Horned Frogs show same struggles as 2012 | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the...
Backup quarterbacks. Can’t win with them. Can’t win without them. In his first start of the season after taking over for the injured Casey Pachall, TCU sophomore quarterback Trevone Boykin struggled to move the chains against a feisty Texas Tech defense.

Penalty-prone TCU can’t catch breaks while offense withers against Texas Tech | Dallas-F...
It lacked the high-flying offensive fireworks of a year ago, but TCU’s rematch with Texas Tech made up for it with big-time plays and all sorts of theatrics.

No. 24 TCU Falls Short to Texas Tech, 20-10 - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Texas Tech freshman backup quarterback Davis Webb threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Marquez with 3:48 remaining to lead Texas Tech to a 20-10 victory over No. 24 TCU on Thursday night.