Ranthony Texada eliminated Courtland Sutton on Saturday, but he, and the rest of the TCU DBs will have a much bigger challenge on the road Saturday.
“They have a lot of depth, and a lot of the teams that we’re about to play have a lot of depth,” Texada said. “So you can’t really just rely on one guy. Everybody’s got to come together and play a good game.”
“I think so far we’ve done a pretty good job of holding our own. There’s still stuff we can improve on, and we’ll continue to do that this week.”
TCU is always at their best with their backs against the wall. The more people doubt them, the more I think we have a chance.
"For me, personally, my whole life, I've been an underdog, so it's nothing new," said TCU senior cornerback Ranthony Texada, "and that's what TCU thrives off of, is being the underdog. And that's what TCU is."
If nothing else, the oddsmakers are buying into the theory that in the Big 12, it's Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and everyone else. That growing conventional wisdom dovetails nicely with coach Gary Patterson's message to TCU.
"Coach P always tells us we enjoy the underdog mentality," offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom said. "That's kind of what we ride on."
How often can you remember GP being this complimentary of freshmen? I can count it on one hand.
Patterson, who doesn’t let his freshmen talk to the media, said that like with any youngsters, the Frogs will “just slowly but surely work” to give Snell and Reagor more plays and certain plays to utilize their skills — such as the half-ending play against SMU that Reagor preceded on the sideline by telling Hill to just throw it up —and he’d go get it.
It was an impressive play, even though four defenders stood and watched without making any effort to bat away the 38-yard TD pass.
“That definitely makes up for last week,” Hill said with a smile, referring to what would have been a 32-yard TD at Arkansas if the wide-open Reagor hadn’t dropped a pass while trying to make a one-handed grab.
Yes, there will still be some teachable moments for the youngsters.
“He still needs to play every play, as far as doing the right things,” Patterson said. “Not just the plays that are coming to you. You’ve still got to block, you’ve still got to run the right route, you still have to do all the things you need to do that freshmen need to learn about.”
I’m still MAD ONLINE.
If College GameDay wanted to do New York City, then go to Columbia University when the Tigers play Georgetown this weekend. Or wait until October 14th for an all-Ivy League match up between Columbia and Penn. As someone who has called a game at Robert K. Kraft Field (yes, named after the Patriots’ owner), it’s a beautiful place to watch and call a game on the upper tip of Manhattan. The stadium is located on the banks of the Hudson and Harlem Rivers with views of the Hudson and in the fall you get the foliage from Inwood Hill Park (do yourself a favor and Google search the view).
Oklahoma State vs. TCU has a chance to be one of the best games in the Big 12 this season and, potentially, one of the best games in college football. It also featured two of the more colorful coaches in the conference and the country in Mike Gundy and Gary Patterson.
Oklahoma State fans are very confident heading into Saturday, and that’s causing that line to move all over the place.
No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs (3-0) at No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0)
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium | Stillwater, Oklahoma
Live stream: Watch ESPN
Latest line: Oklahoma State by 11
Goe: Oklahoma 40, TCU 27
Meagher: Oklahoma State 49, TCU 23
Odom: Oklahoma State 48, TCU 33