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Sunday Links O' War: September 28, 2014

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TCU annihilated SMU yesterday 56-0, but did they actually look that good?

Football

TCU finds pace, routes winless SMU 56-0 | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Trevone Boykin threw four touchdown passes, Deante Gray had career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns and B.J. Catalon went over 100 yards rushing, making up for an uneven first-half performance in which the Horned Frogs were stopped on downs at the goal line, missed a field goal and almost gave up a safety against an overmatched opponent.

Five thoughts from TCU's 56-0 Iron Skillet victory over SMU | Dallas Morning News

Things got a little weird in Dallas for the Horned Frogs, but TCU came away with a dominant win over rival SMU as expected.

TCU notes: Bye-week rust shows on offense | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU’s offense appeared rusty in the first quarter Saturday against SMU after the Horned Frogs’ second bye week of the season.

TCU routs SMU to keep Iron Skillet | Associated Press

The longtime Dallas-Fort Worth rivalry known as the "Battle for the Iron Skillet" was apparently enough to prevent TCU from looking past beleaguered SMU on Saturday toward Big 12 play next week.

Eric Dickerson rips SMU again, calls performance against TCU 'embarrassing' | Dallas Morning News

Just a few weeks ago, Dickerson went on air and said, “if they don’t want to do anything, just kill the program. Just stick to academics and basketball and kill that program. It’s so frustrating for us to watch SMU become nothing but a laughing stock or almost non-existent.”

SMU inept in all three phases of the game in ugly loss to rival TCU | Dallas Morning News

Not much was expected from fourth string walk-on quarterback Garrett Krstich, and not much is exactly what SMU got. In his first career start, Krtstich overthrew receivers on a multitude of passes and struggled to get anything going, especially in the second half. Krstich completed 14-of-30 passes for 142 yards and one interception and also rushed for minus-13 yards and lost a fumble.

Fox attends TCU-SMU | SB Nation

A few minutes before kickoff at SMU, the crowd in this section of the bleachers was 100% gray foxes.

TCU coach Gary Patterson upset with offense after 56-0 win over SMU | Dallas Morning News

The problem was that his offense was, well, just nonchalant. Call it a lesson learned. After a slow start, TCU amassed 614 yards of offense and 31 first downs in a 56-0 win Saturday over SMU at Ford Stadium.

Boykin Leads TCU To Shutout Win Over SMU | Big12Sports.com

The cookware isn’t going anywhere. The Iron Skillet remains in TCU’s possession thanks to the most lopsided outcome in the 94-game series with SMU.

Goofy TCU safety nullified by SMU offsides penalty | Sporting News

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin won't have a safety on his stat sheet, but he will have this dueling display of unawareness and impressive foot work.

TCU routs SMU 56-0 | Associated Press

Trevone Boykin threw for four touchdowns and ran for two others Saturday and TCU smothered struggling SMU 56-0.


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SMU's Tom Mason after blowout loss to TCU: "We just have to believe in ourselves." | Dallas Morning News

SMU interim coach Tom Mason spoke to the media after Saturday’s loss to TCU. Here are some highlights.

It could be worse for you, you could be an SMU fan | The Washington Post

TCU may have had the most hilarious fail of the game when quarterback Trevone Boykin attempted to fend off a safety by scrambling to throw a pass directly into the goal post, but SMU had the much, much, MUCH worse game. Once you see the numbers, you’ll understand the emphasis there.

Soccer

TCU Plays to 0-0 Tie With #13 West Virginia | GoFrogs.com

The TCU women's soccer team played to a 0-0 tie with No. 13 West Virginia Friday night stretching their unbeaten streak to seven matches. Vittoria Arnold made eight saves en route to tying the school record with her 18th career shutout.

Swimming

Frogs Control the Green Wave, 179-121 | GoFrogs.com

The TCU women's swimming & diving team kicked off the season with a dominating victory over Tulane, 179-121, on Saturday at the University Rec Center Natatorium.

Golf

Men's Golf Surges to Fourth-Place Showing | GoFrogs.com

The TCU men's golf team carded the lowest round of the day to close the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a fourth-place showing at the UNM Championship Course on Saturday.

Volleyball

TCU Stuns the Cyclones | GoFrogs.com

With a season-high 16 team blocks and 10 service aces, the TCU volleyball team defeated Iowa State 3-1 (25-15, 18-25, 30-28, 25-16) for the first time in program history and picked up its first win in Big 12 Conference play this season at the University Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.

Around the Big 12

Kansas fires Charlie Weis | ESPN

Charlie Weis was fired as Kansas' football coach, the team announced Sunday.

Swoopes Leads Longhorns Past Kansas | Big12Sports.com

Tyrone Swoopes passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Texas picked off four Kansas passes, leading the Longhorns to a 23-0 victory Saturday in the Big 12 opener.

Kansas State Pounds UTEP | Big12Sports.com

Kansas State forced UTEP into three-and-outs on its first five possessions, leaving Wildcats coach Bill Snyder pleased when the Miners finally picked up a long-awaited first down.

No. 7 Baylor cruises past Iowa State | Fox Sports

Bryce Petty threw for 336 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to help Baylor cruise past Iowa State 49-28 in its league opener Saturday night.

Garman Leads OSU To Shootout Victory | Big12Sports.com

Garman went from appearing overwhelmed and under-prepared to torching Texas Tech’s secondary with deep throws. Garman was the directional device for Oklahoma State’s quick-strike offense as the 24th-ranked Cowboys (3-1) beat the Red Raiders, 45-35, Thursday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Bob Stoops, Sooners ready for tough stretch | The Daily Oklahoman

The Sooners have a tough stretch coming up, playing at TCU next week before taking on Texas and then hosting Kansas State.

After four games, Sooners are on championship path | Norman Transcript

The week was a simple one of Oklahoma. The weary received rest, the underutilized gained some experience and some extra work was put in for TCU.

Around the Country

Gophers stun doubters with rout | Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Based on the performance of the Gophers football team in losing 30-7 to Texas Christian and completing one of seven passes in beating San Jose State 24-7, nobody in their right mind expected coach Jerry Kill’s team not only to beat the Wolverines but to dominate them both offensively and defensively like no Maroon and Gold team had done since the days of Bernie Bierman and Murray Warmath.

Arkansas punter beats Texas A&M for 51-yard touchdown on trick play | USA Today

Sam Irwin-Hill ran a fake punt 51 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first half.

Ohio State coach body-slams fan | ESPN

During Saturday night's Cincinnati-Ohio State game, one fan thought it would be a good idea to run on to the field at the Horseshoe.

Separating contenders, pretenders | ESPN

For a long while Saturday, it seemed it was all going to come crashing down for defending national champion Florida State.


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