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Monday Links O' War: September 30th, 2013

My apologies for not being around the last few days, things have been quite busy for me... I was traveling and in DFW on business this past weekend, so I did get to catch some TCU Football, something we will talk about a little later today.

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Here are some Sunday and Monday morning links!


Frogs still aiming to improve after blowout win | TCU 360
TCU fans may be excited that the Horned Frogs were able to get the win over SMU on Saturday, but head coach Gary Patterson was not so impressed.

No. 11 Sooners say win over Irish helps confidence | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports N...
Oklahoma is brimming with confidence, while Notre Dame is awash in questions after falling out of the rankings.

TCU still looking to play a complete game | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on th...
The second-half scoring explosion against SMU was impressive to watch, but you’re probably thinking about the same thing TCU coach Gary Patterson expressed Sunday.

Oklahoma Sooners‘ defensive resurgence is no September mirage | Dallas-Fort Worth Spor...
The September stretch of the college football calendar, filled with more glorified scrimmages than statement games, is over. But there have been lots of lessons learned as we prepare for October, the month that separates contenders from pretenders in the conference races.

Carter Receives National Honor - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU safety Sam Carter has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Horned Frogs' 48-17 win over SMU.

Defense Key to 48-17 TCU Win Over SMU - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Trevone Boykin completed 15 of 26 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns and TCU's defense forced five turnovers to lead the Horned Frogs to a 48-17 victory Saturday over SMU.

Brun Finishes Third on Final Day in Albuquerque - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Junior Julien Brun earned a third-place finish to highlight action for the TCU men's golf team in the final round on Saturday at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Course.

TCU Swept by the Jayhawks - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU volleyball team dropped its first Big 12 road match to Kansas 3-0 (19-25, 13-25, 21-25) Saturday afternoon in Lawrence, Kan.

TCU gets its swagger back in 48-17 win | TCU 360
When the rain started pouring at Amon G. Carter Stadium Saturday, it looked like the Battle for the Iron Skillet was going to be an ugly affair for the second year in a row.

Carlton: Why TCU's 48-17 win over SMU may be worth more than Iron Skillet | - News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
TCU just might have taken a significant step Saturday toward crafting an offensive identity after waiting 16 days for redemption. Or the Horned Frogs might not have liked the alternatives that coach Gary Patterson offered during an intense halftime talk while trailing SMU.

Nichols: Garrett Gilbert's 4 INTs cripple SMU’s upset bid | - News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
SMU looked poised for the upset entering halftime with a 10-7 lead.  The Mustangs had held TCU to 73 yards passing, flustered quarterback Trevone Boykin into completing only 7-of-16 passes and recovered a fumble and blocked a punt. It seemed victory was being served on an iron skillet. But the Mustangs instead went down in mistake-fueled flames, 48-17, Saturday at Amon Carter Stadium.

The player TCU really misses is ... - The Big Mac Blog
The Big 12 conference is terrible wide open, so there is a decent chance that the conference champion is going to have two conference losses. Somewhere Mack Brown is throwing a party at this thought.

Former TCU long snapper Clint Gresham starring in Seattle | Dallas Cowboys | Latest news and ...
It sounds too good to be true, like a made-for-DVD movie: A TCU long snapper — a position defined by anonymity — goes to Seattle and becomes a star.

Breaking down TCU’s 48-17 victory over SMU | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports Ne...
It was a tale of two halves for TCU. The Frogs had just six first downs and 120 total yards in the first half but turned it up a notch after the break. TCU finished with 335 yards and 16 first downs. Boykin improved greatly in the second half. After completing just 7 of 16 first-half passes, he was 8 of 10 in the second half and finished with 228 yards and two touchdowns.

Rain awakens Frogs from their slumber | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Da...
In recent years, it wouldn’t be the DFW Duel, battling for the Iron Skillet, unless there was rain. The majority of Saturday’s game, the 93rd meeting between SMU and TCU, was played under overcast skies, with the occasional breakthrough of sunlight spotting through the clouds.

After slow start, TCU offense finds new faces to rout SMU | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - S...
Before Saturday’s game, TCU coach Gary Patterson called for the Horned Frogs to reclaim their swagger on the field. “There’s no reason to panic,” he said.