In the first polls, the Frogs are falling outside the Top 25. That could be good news, as GP always seems happier with a chip on his shoulder.
1. TCU is not going to open as a Top 25 team in football next year, based only on the first of the “way-too-early” lists that are going to be all the rage in a couple of weeks. What’s the argument against an 11-3 Power 5 runner-up? No returning starter at quarterback. I know what’s in the pipeline for TCU. But watch and see how often the departure of a veteran quarterback comes up.
The grind truly never stops for TCU’s head man.
He shrugged it off, saying he’d be more excited if he got to 160 by the end of the year. That would have required an 11-win season, which the Horned Frogs delivered with a 39-37 victory in the Alamo Bowl against Stanford that was also the 40th win for the four-year seniors.
“Finding a way to win, come back, this group of seniors for their opportunity to get to 11 wins and then also 40 in their career, I think is really cool,” Patterson said after the game. “To get to the 160 landmark, also, for them to be a part of that I think is cool.”
Morris did an unbelievable job slowing down Stanford’s all-world defensive tackle.
Patrick Morris, TCU (Alamo): Morris helped TCU gain 488 yards and erase a 21-3 deficit in a 39-37 victory over Stanford. Morris was credited with helping TCU contain Stanford’s Harrison Phillips, who made over 100 tackles this season but had just three stops in the Alamo Bowl.
Leave it to the Frogs to make the ordinary extraordinary.
4. Alamo Bowl: No. 15 TCU 39, No. 13 Stanford 37 -- Don’t take the lead on TCU in the Alamo Bowl! A few years ago, Oregon blew a 31-point lead to the Frogs in the game, and this year the Frogs erased a 21-3 Stanford lead to win 39-37. This game featured everything you want in a mid-tier bowl game between good teams. (9)
TCU is selling GA seats in the student section, since classes don’t resume for another week. But even those are getting hard to come by. Impressive stuff, over the break.
For the second straight game at Schollmaier Arena, the TCU basketball team will play in front of a sold-out crowd.
The No. 16 Horned Frogs’ matchup with No. 10 Kansas on Saturday is sold out. TCU’s previous Big 12 home game against No. 7 Oklahoma was also a sellout, with the Sooners coming away with a 90-89 victory. It was the Frogs’ first loss of the year.