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Does TCU belong in the top 4? | Dallas Morning News

Ian Fitzsimmons has TCU in the playoff picture after a convincing win in Stillwater.

I would have Clemson one, Alabama two, Oklahoma three, TCU at number four, Penn State five and then USC. And those last three are very, very close but that was a very impressive win on the road against a top-10 team. You've beaten Arkansas as well, an SEC team, even though it would've helped TCU if Arkansas found a way to beat A&M, they would've made that win look a lot more impressive even though Arkansas ost in overtime. But you do that on the road this early in the season, remember we're only in week four, but that was a very impressive performance by Gary Patterson's bunch.

TCU’s Big 12 leading ground game will be without starting center at least a month | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patrick Morris made the move to center this offseason, and he’s been solid. The big change to the line though, has been the ability to shift Austin Schlottman from center to guard. Schlottman’s athleticism has allowed TCU to pull him on running plays, adding diversity to their blocking schemes. Schlottman will, now, move back to center, and Matt Pryor will move to right guard, for the duration of Morris’ absence.

“Probably somewhere between four and five weeks,” Patterson said Tuesday at a press conference. “He’s a really tough kid, so I won’t be surprised if it’s sooner rather than later.”

Morris missed the fourth quarter of the Horned Frogs’ 44-31 victory in Stillwater. His last play was a 1-yard touchdown run by Sewo Olonilua that put TCU ahead 34-17 late in the third quarter. Video of the play showed Morris being blocked onto his back over another player.

Kenny Hill named QB of the week by Davey O’Brien Foundation | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Hill did almost exactly what he needed to do against Oklahoma State.

Hill completed 22 of 33 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown in the Frogs’ 44-31 victory, leading an offense that had the ball for more than 39 minutes and converted 11 of 19 third downs, including the last play of the game to kneel out the clock.