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TCU News: Pierson Out vs. SMU

The DT will not play against SMU as previously thought.


TCU DT Pierson to miss SMU game with undisclosed injury | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The DT was expected to make his first appearance of the season, but that appears to have changed.

Pierson has not played this season due to an undisclosed injury, but Patterson had said on his weekly teleconference Monday that there was a chance the 6-foot-2, 305-pound lineman would see his first action this week.

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TCU preview: Inside the SMU matchup | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Frogs will have their hands full with SMU QB Matt Davis.

Sure, Davis won’t have to try and beat the entire defense by himself, but the Frogs will have their hands full in trying to slow down the dual-threat quarterback. Davis, who transferred to SMU from Texas A&M, has been the best offensive threat for the Mustangs in their first two games. Not only has Davis thrown for four touchdowns, but he’s also the team’s leading rusher. Davis has run for 240 yards and two touchdowns and is averaging 5.9 yards a carry. TCU hasn’t faced a quarterback like him yet this season.

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Five things TCU fans should know about SMU ahead of the Battle for the Iron Skillet | Dallas Morning News

This rivalry could be back.

1. A new era. The end of the June Jones era at SMU was as disastrous as it gets in college football. The coach left the program just before last season's Iron Skillet matchup in University Park after starting 0-2, and interim boss Tom Mason mustered just one win in 10 tries a year ago. But the arrival of former Clemson offensive coordinator and Texas high school coach Chad Morris has brought an energy to The Hilltop missing in recent years. With a focus on recruiting D-FW, a lingering issue under Jones, and an exciting brand of football, Morris has the program headed in the right direction just two games into his tenure.

Men's Basketball

TCU basketball loses leading rebounder for season to knee surgery | Fort Worth Star Telegram

This is a major loss for the Frogs. He'll undergo microfracture surgery.

The 6-foot-7, 205-pound player from Waco was third in the Big 12 in offensive rebounds and fifth overall in the league a year ago, his first at TCU after transfering from New Mexico Junior College.

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