Remember when SMU's stadium had purple spray paint all over it, and it was chalked up to some bored high school kids? I have a feeling this is more of the same. If it was TCU fans, though, shame on you.
Baylor and TCU! It's the nation's foremost rivalry that's totally not a rivalry! They definitely don't care about each other, despite the growing mountains of evidence to the contrary, and Thursday brought us the latest development for just how much these two schools could not possibly care less about each other.
Should the Frogs be wary of the Wildcats?
The Horned Frogs play away from Fort Worth for the second time in three weeks and have a trip to Iowa State waiting next week, making this a key stretch to play through. TCU is 2-0 on the road this season, having won those contests by a combined nine points. The point differential is significantly different at home.
A very interesting question, and it seems the answer is yes. A quote from Patterson:
"Sometimes you hit it [the long throw] and sometimes you're second-and-10. We're moving the chains better when it's Story and those guys."
KaVontae Turpin is great at making people smile off the field, too.
“Y’all need to just be able to spend some time around him,” Patterson told reporters last week after the freshman receiver caught four touchdown passes against Texas. “I’m not sure he’s ever met somebody he doesn’t like. I’m not sure he’s ever had a bad day.”
Patterson isn't the only guy singing Turpin's praise.
"Turp’s got the juice right now,” quarterback Trevone Boykin told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s just so fast and quick and twitchy. You just really try to get that guy the ball in open space and watch him make moves.”
It'll be good to have another reinforcement along the defensive line. The more pressure they get, the less time the secondary has to cover.
Defensive end Terrell Lathan is expected to play Saturday against Kansas State, TCU coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday, after the senior missed two and a half games with an undisclosed injury sustained in a win over SMU.
Listen as Coach Melissa hops on with the BOTC folks to chat about the upcoming game.
Of course, she also acknowledged TCU has an obscene amount of weapons to more than cover for an injury-depleted defense that just might be getting better anyway.