Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. By now you've likely resolved dinner and enjoyed most of the holiday, and now are looking for one more thing to be thankful for before you settle into a food coma for the remainder of the evening. The Frogs are coming off of a long awaited bye to make their last road trip of the season before bowl time, heading into what will be a very interesting road environment in Austin. Daryl K. Royal Stadium has never been regarded as a particularly loud venue, despite the mammoth attendance figures, and on Thanksgiving day without their traditional little brother as the opponent the crowds have been a little lacking the past two years. Will that be the case tonight, or will a highly ranked opponent and a team that looks to have grown by leaps and bounds this year get the home crowd pumped? This is a big question for a TCU team that has had some struggles on the road this season (though that may be as much from the weather as from the venue), but has been dominant offensively in the state of Texas.
There are a lot of factors which could make this game interesting- TCU's road struggles, counterbalanced by TCU tending to have a great performance after a bad one. Texas' improvements over their previous vulnerability to a running quarterback. Which of these will hold sway today and end up securing victory for their side? I'm not sure, but I do know what's on the line for TCU- a piece of the Big 12 championship, and remaining in the conversation for the first college football playoff are still on the table if they win, while if they lose... The Cotton Bowl? The Alamo Bowl? What would have been fine results at the start of the season have lost a good deal of appeal as we head into our last major test. This Frog season has given us a lot to be thankful for, and hopefully there will be a lot more Thanksgiving over the next two weeks.
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