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TCU News: Frogs Think Baker Deserves the Heisman, Hoops Owns DFW

TCU has surpassed SMU in the last thing the Ponies had over them.

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What the TCU Horned Frogs say about Baker Mayfield’s Heisman chances | The Star-Telegram

Having had to play him twice, the Frogs think Baker should win college football’s highest individual honor.

“He looks like the Heisman,” TCU quarterback Kenny Hill said Saturday after the Big 12 championship game, in which Mayfield threw four touchdown passes in a 41-17 victory at AT&T Stadium. “He’s put up numbers all year, played outstanding. He’s one of the best in college football, so to me, he looks like the Heisman.”

“His play speaks for itself,” TCU linebacker Travin Howard said. “You can’t take anything away from him. Like Kenny said, he comes out every week and balls. You can’t take anything away from him. He’s a good football player.”

Including one start for Texas Tech in 2013, Mayfield threw 12 touchdown passes in five games against the Horned Frogs. He led the Sooners to three Big 12 titles in three years since transferring from Lubbock.


Dixon’s TCU has turned the tables on SMU basketball | The Star-Telegram

Rough week to be a Pony (but aren’t they all?).

I thought TCU would catch SMU last season on the basketball court, but the Ponies punked TCU in Dallas. TCU has now caught SMU on the court, and the Ponies are now at a panic-button moment.

The arrival of Jamie Dixon officially has TCU in a position to bury the one difference between the two athletic departments.

SMU’s five-game winning streak against TCU is over, and everything suggests that under Dixon, in the Big 12, the balance is leaning towards Fort Worth. And it will be for a long time.

Tuesday night was the first time in recent memory, maybe decades, that SMU/TCU was fun, packed, and relevant beyond just the greater Fort Worth-Dallas radius. Hopefully it stays that way, but TCU has the power.

Women’s Basketball:

No. 21 Texas A&M women use big 3rd quarter to beat TCU 71-58 | USA Today

The Aggies have a superstar freshman, and she was too much for TCU Wednesday night.

The Aggies trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half but outscored TCU 25-10 in the third quarter.

TCU pulled to 63-55 with 1:54 remaining in the game but Carter broke the press and found Hillsman wide open under the basket to push Texas A&M's lead back to double-digits.

Danni Williams added 13 points for Texas A&M (7-2) and Anriel Howard grabbed 16 rebounds. The Aggies were 22 of 27 (82 percent) from the free-throw line.

Carter leads the nation in scoring among freshman at 19 points per game. She was 8-of-16 shooting against the Horned Frogs and had just one turnover in 35 minutes.