The nation’s most prestigious quarterback award, named for a TCU quarterback, has a chance to land in the hands of a TCU quarterback for the first time.
TCU's Trevone Boykin has been announced as one of three finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, presented to the nation's top quarterback.
The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.
TCU receiver Deante’ Gray will be back for the Texas game after missing two games with a foot injury, but running back B.J. Catalon could be on the way to missing another game.
Yet, a new day apparently has dawned in college football. Winning by one point remains a laudable objective, but winning by one exclamation point would be better.
This is pretty much it for TCU. This is the last chance to really prove something to the selection committee. It didn’t seem that way about a month ago, but Texas hasn’t lost in November and is set to go to a December bowl game, making this a seemingly competitive matchup between a really good team and a really hot team.
Past performance says the Horned Frogs will perform more like the No. 5 team in the College Football Playoff rankings when they reappear on Thanksgiving night at Texas. The Frogs are coming off an open date, which historically has been good for them.
It’s what coach Gary Patterson noticed early in the year about this team. He has talked since August about the maturity of the players, and he has seen it in games like the comeback at West Virginia, the workmanlike blowout of Kansas State and the determined rally in the freezing cold at Kansas.
For the Longhorns, the outcome of Thursday’s contest with TCU won’t matter much in the grand scheme of things. Texas has already clinched a bowl birth and, barring a major upset by Oklahoma State, the Longhorns will finish fifth in the Big 12, whether they beat the Horned Frogs or not.
Four games into the season, the TCU men have four victories. But that is to be expected for the level of competition the Horned Frogs have faced so far, coach Trent Johnson acknowledges.
The TCU men's basketball program returns to the hardwood Wednesday to take on Radford. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m. CT inside Wilkerson-Greines.