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A healthy KaVontae Turpin is great news for TCU | ESPN

Turpin has had a major impact as a true freshman.

It can't be understated how important a healthy Turpin, a receiver and returner, can be for the Horned Frogs offense. His quickness and big-play ability in the open field can help create openings for Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee on the outside. Turpin's six touchdowns are third on the team among backs and receivers behind Doctson and Aaron Green, and his 890 all-purpose yards rank sixth in the Big 12.

Why TCU has thrived and West Virginia has not in the Big 12 | ESPN

Four good explanations for the trends.

Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas, TCU and West Virginia will enter their fourth matchup as Big 12 foes on different planes. As two-touchdown underdogs, the Mountaineers are in serious danger of starting 0-4 in Big 12 play for the first time.

What's best NFL comp for TCU QB Trevone Boykin? NFL.com

Five NFL executives try to draw NFL comparisons to Trevone Boykin. They're less than flattering in most instances.

TCU senior Trevone Boykin is among the leading Heisman Trophy contenders and is putting up tremendous numbers for the second consecutive season as a dual-threat quarterback. However, many expect he'll have to move to a different position for a chance to make it at the next level. I asked five NFL personnel executives to give me the best player comparison for Boykin. Here are their answers.

Why TCU should be No. 1 in the first College Football Rankings | CBS Sports

Pretty decent argument, imo.

Despite the step back on defense, TCU has followed its explosive offense to seven straight wins. That start -- and the argument that the Horned Frogs should be No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff Rankings of 2015 -- begins with the play of quarterback Trevone Boykin.

TCU's national showdown against West Virginia is a two-edged sword | Dallas Morning News

Don't be fancy, just get the job done.

The danger is the Frogs will get out of their game trying to put on a whiz-bang show to impress the national audience and forget the task at hand: beat WVU. Do that, and they will lose ground.

Big 12's Big 4 hope to make statement for CFP committee | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It's time to start impressing people.

n a season loaded with a larger-than-normal number of undefeated teams, the eye test figures to be crucial to the 13 committee members who will assemble in Grapevine to establish the first set of rankings. That means a strong round of closing arguments would be wise this week for the 12 undefeated teams remaining in The Associated Press poll, as well as the large knot of one-loss teams considered playoff-worthy.

Patterson and polls don't mix, and that's the way he likes it | FOX Sports

Never change, Patterson.

In fact, Patterson says he doesn't pay any attention to any of the rankings, not the AP top 25 poll, whose voters last week dropped the 7-0 Frogs from No. 4 to No. 5 after a bye. And not the coaches poll ... OK, well, as a voter in that one he has to pay attention.

TCU Introduces FrogMoji Keyboard | GoFrogs.com

This. Is. Awesome.

TCU Athletics has announced a partnership with YourMoji, a custom emoji keyboard, that will deliver TCU branded content to the fingertips of the Horned Frogs fan base.

Former Frogs

Former TCU RB lands dream role in "Carter High" | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Aundre Dean is working hard to do what he wants.

When he left Katy, he went to UCLA to attend college and to play football. He transferred to TCU to finish both.

When he left TCU in 2013, he went to Hollywood to pursue his career as an actor. To land his first big role he had to go back to Texas.