Deante' Gray absolutely shredded an overwhelmed SMU secondary to the tune of 96 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, B.J. Catalon's 114-yard day marks the first time a TCU running back has rushed for over 100 yards since 2011, when Waymon James ran for 108 yards against Colorado State. (Boykin has done it since then, vs. Texas Tech in 2013). Of course, a running backs-by-committee approach lessens the potential of a 100-yard rusher, but that's still a significant amount of time between the two.
Eight, count 'em, eight TCU defenders had at least half a sack on Saturday, led by James McFarland with three.
Overall, it was a dominant performance, if not the cleanest one we've seen from the Frogs as of late.
Oberkrom didn't look like himself, as has been noted previously. That shouldn't be a continuing issue though as the Frogs enter conference play. Boykin completed just under 64% of his throws, but looked off for the second straight game. I wonder if the bye weeks have been stalling this offense more than opposing defenses. Now that TCU plays a game in consecutive weeks for the first time this year, we'll see if getting into a rhythm is easier.
TCU opens conference play against arguably the best team in the Big 12, when Oklahoma comes to town. Ranked No. 4 (or higher) in all of the national polls, the Sooners may be the toughest test this season for the Frogs. That being said, there is absolutely no excuse to not get your butt in the stands. Show up for this team, people. Attendance has been mediocre at best so far this season, as people complain about the weather and the opponents. Suck it up. Come watch YOUR team play, regardless of opponent. Supporting your school should never come down to who is suiting up across from them.