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It’s only one week, but TCU near the top nationally in one key measure | Fort Worth Star Telegram

I mean, it was against Jackson State, so anything that’s done is going to be looked down on with a slightly patronizing eye. That being said, holding them to just 65 yards of offense is still impressive, and it has TCU ranked No. 2 in total defense.

But holding any team under 100 yards does not happen by accident, nor does it happen every year. The last time TCU allowed so few yards was 2009, when Northern Illinois finished with 60 yards against the Horned Frogs in the Poinsettia Bowl.

After one week of college football, TCU left to carry the flag for Texas | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Mac Engel suggests that TCU is the only program who can carry the Texas flag proudly for the state, after an abysmal week 1 for programs like Texas, Baylor, and Texas A&M. The Frogs will have a chance to show who they are this Saturday, against Arkansas.

TCU is a three-point favorite, so at least Vegas thinks good things are coming for the toads.

At this point, even if you are an Aggie, a Bear, a ’Horn or something else, we need one of our teams to be good.

TCU, you’re up.

5 things TCU fans need to know about Arkansas | Dallas Morning News

The offensive line better be ready to roll.

Arkansas is coming after Kenny Hill

Everyone is. That's what happens when you run the air raid.

But, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said Monday that he'll be maximizing reps for his best pass rushers, including junior defensive end Randy Ramsey and senior linebacker Dwayne Eugene. Both have already recorded a sack this season.

Arkansas Razorbacks podcast: previewing matchup with TCU | SEC Country

Listen as Melissa goes on the Arkansas Borderline Erotic Podcast with John Nabors to chat about the Frogs and Hogs matchup this Saturday.

Nabors started the podcast by previewing the upcoming Arkansas and TCU game with Melissa Triebwasser of Frogs O’ War of SBNation. With these two teams sharing a similar season last year, the Hogs and Horned Frogs understand how important this nonconference matchup will be. Arkansas will have a chance to showcase just how much its defense has improved since the last time these two teams met. TCU enters the game ranked 23rd and will need to prove its ranking is justified by beating an SEC foe on the road.

Hogs hope 3-4 helps vs. TCU | Whole Hog Sports

TCU’s tempo wore Arkansas down last year, but the Razorbacks think they have a plan to keep that from happening again in 2017. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t pan out.

The scheme essentially means Arkansas is subbing a defensive lineman for a linebacker or defensive back, which equates to 8 defenders playing with their hands off the ground, whether it lines up in the 3-4 or in its nickel package. The added speed on the field, mostly in the form of outside linebackers Randy Ramsey and Dwayne Eugene and nickel back Kevin Richardson, should come in handy against TCU.

Difficulty level increases for No. 23 TCU, Arkansas | Lindy’s Sports

TCU will most likely have Kyle Hicks back for this game, which could provide another threat for Arkansas’ defense to have to contend with.

All that came without senior running back Kyle Hicks, who sat out the game with an undisclosed injury. Hicks, who is expected to play against Arkansas (1-0), was TCU’s leading rusher last season with 1,042 yards and also had a team-high 47 receptions out of the backfield. He scored 14 touchdowns, including two in a 41-38, double-overtime loss to the Razorbacks.