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TCU News: Robinson to play more, Anderson’s loss to be felt

It’s the next man up for TCU.

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Why TCU played Shawn Robinson against Oklahoma and what could be next | The Star-Telegram

Fans have been clamoring for more Shawn Robinson... and it appears he is going to become a bigger part of the game plan down the stretch run.

“It’s our quarterback series running the football,” Patterson said. “Probably he went one too many. On third down, he probably should have put Kenny back in and ran a different. But they’ve done a good job of doing the things they need to do. But Oklahoma runs sideways pretty well.”

Robinson has played in five games, rushing for 75 yards on 13 carries and completing seven of 10 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns, including the shovel pass against Oklahoma. He was 1-for-2 passing against Kansas. He also played against Kansas State and did not attempt a pass. At Arkansas, he entered for one play when starter Kenny Hill lost his helmet and had to go to the sideline.

How the loss of Darius Anderson changes things again for TCU | The Star-Telegram

Patterson all but called out Sewo Olonilua after the Oklahoma game, now the sophomore running back will have to prove himself at Texas Tech.

“Big loss, but like I told them, ‘Who’s the next guy?’ ” Patterson said. “ ‘If you were the guy complaining because you weren’t getting enough carries, well guess what? Now it’s your turn, and you didn’t look that good, so somebody better step up.’ ”

TCU was once tied for the rushing lead in the Big 12. In their first four games, the Horned Frogs averaged 232.3 yards and totaled 12 touchdowns on the ground.

But in six games without center Patrick Morris, the numbers are 160.5 yards per game and 10 touchdowns on the ground. The Frogs now sit fourth in the league in rushing.

Morris dressed and took reps in pregame Saturday night in Norman, but he was not going to play, Patterson said. He might be available against Texas Tech.

The effects of Morris’ injury were only subtly felt. Anderson’s will likely be more obvious.

Best in Texas (Nov. 13): TCU, Texas A&M remain top two while Texas and Houston fight for third | Sports Day

The Frogs continue to hold that #1 spot.

There's still a chance that TCU and Oklahoma meet again in the Big 12 Championship game, but after a 38-20 loss, the Frogs' CFP hopes are on the ropes. (Graham)