"The first off week was really beneficial. The second week was a little more of a struggle. We had a couple tough practices, but we bounced back. We're finally in a game week and now we'll go eight in a row, so the fun begins. The first one is SMU."
Further enhancing its community ties, PlainsCapital Bank will serve as presenting sponsor for the 2014 and 2015 "Battle for the Iron Skillet" football games featuring Metroplex rivals SMU and TCU, as announced today by SMU Director of Athletics Rick Hart and TCU Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte. The Mustangs' Gerald J. Ford Stadium will play host to the Horned Frogs this Saturday, Sept. 27, marking their 94th meeting.
“Everybody’s going to get their opportunity. Everybody’s going to be able to showcase their skills,” said the junior from Houston who leads the team with 16 carries for 64 yards through two games.
Now the Horned Frogs can get on a schedule and stick to it. Their game at SMU on Saturday begins a stretch of eight games in eight weeks — almost to Thanksgiving — hardly the two games in four weeks that started the season.
”The bottom line is that you have to go play. You always worry about when the other team has nothing to lose. It’s a cross-town game. The biggest thing I have to do is worry about TCU. I can’t worry about SMU. I have to make sure we are ready to play. It’s an early ball game. We have to make sure we’re ready to go. If you’re not ready to play, the biggest thing that can happen to you is injuries. We don’t need to be banged up going into the month of October. We have to get ready to play. I don’t see any reason why we won’t."
Krstich takes over for Kolney Cassel, who made his first start last week against Texas A&M. Cassel overtook transfer Matt Davis (shoulder), who had stepped in after Neal Burcham suffered a season-ending elbow injury in Week 2.
In a season where it seems *NSYNC played a major role in coordinating the early-goings of the TCU football schedule (Bye, Bye, Bye), the Horned Frogs are presented with a stretch of games in eight consecutive weeks.
TCU commit Darrion Flowers made a jump up to No. 43 in the state with a four-star rating.