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Arlington Martin grad Kyle Hicks returning to form at TCU | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Hicks is producing, and as a result, he's starting to see more time on the field.

He has gotten 12 touches in the past two games and scored two touchdowns, his most productive stretch of the season. He’s averaging 6.2 yards per catch and run in that time. He had a 7-yard touchdown catch against West Virginia, taking a swing pass into the end zone with confidence.

TCU ready to start a difficult November at an emotional Oklahoma State | FOX Sports

Such a tragic event. Our hearts and thoughts are with those families, and the OSU community.

It's never easy to play at Boone Pickens Stadium and Saturday will be the first time the Cowboys play in front of their home crowd since taking the field two weeks ago in a daze just hours after the tragic event that killed four people and injured many more during Oklahoma State's homecoming parade that morning.

TCU defense getting stronger in final stretch of season | FOX Sports

TCU's defense is at its best when it relies on instinct.

"We're just playing faster, not thinking as much" said Patterson, who still runs TCU's 4-2-5 scheme like he did as defensive coordinator before becoming head coach 15 years ago.

7 of Trevone Boykin's top Heisman moments so far this season | FOX Sports

He's got the nation's attention.

The 6-foot-2 quarterback from the North Dallas suburbs is averaging 431 total yards per game and has scored a combined 34 touchdowns in just eight games.

With those kinds of numbers, Boykin's a leading candidate for the 2015 Heisman Trophy, and he'll have a chance to add to his resume this weekend as the Horned Frogs take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (3:30 p.m ET Saturday, on FOX)

Trevone Boykin headlines five Unitas Golden Arm Award finalists | College Football Talk

Boykin is joined by Connor Cook, Cody Kessler, Paxton Lynch, and Dak Prescott.

After 9 weeks of play, Boykin has completed 198 of 297 passes for 2,927 yards (67% completion rate) throwing for 28 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions, and a QB rating of 177.2.

Alert, TCU: Oklahoma State really wants you to know who Emmanuel Ogbah is | Dallas Morning News

He's arguably the best defensive end the Frogs will have seen to date.

The reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, Ogbah is the most dominant performer on an Oklahoma State team that is 8-0 and 14th in this week's College Football Playoff rankings. He is a projected as top three defensive end prospect for the coming NFL Draft by Mel Kiper and is the midseason favorite for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, according to ESPN.com.

Gary Patterson high on freshman cornerback after first TCU start | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Julius Lewis could be the next secondary stud.

“He’s going to be a really good player,” Patterson said. “You just got to understand, the speed of the game in this league, you don’t get a chance to ease yourself into anything. Especially when you’re young, they don’t waste any time finding out whether you’re ready for the ballgame.”


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Football Recruiting

TCU Commit Trayveon Williams a Speed Burner | Scout.com

Texas A&M is coming after him hard. Watch the video for the full profile.

Williams made his commitment back in late May, picking TCU over offers from schools like Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State amongst a host of others.

Williams, who is a four-star prospect and solidly rated in the Scout Top 300, will be bringing a perfect blend of sills to the TCU offense. he has geat speed and agility to go with a slashing and determined runing style.