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TCU News: Sooners’ defense looking to capitalize on turnover-prone Frogs

Also, Homecoming will be parade free once again :(

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Football:

Predicting how TCU football will fare in what’s become a wild Big 12 | The Star-Telegram

Bowl eligibility is probably the goal at this point.

Record: 7-5.

Bowl projection

Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31 in Memphis) vs. Missouri. This would be an intriguing matchup as Missouri QB Drew Lock tries to boost his NFL Draft stock against Gary Patterson’s defense.

Quick primer: OU-TCU | Norman Transcript

This game could be... rough.

1 TCU weakness

• Quarterback play: TCU has scored 47 points through three Big 12 games and quarterback Shawn Robinson is the league’s second-to-least efficient passer. He entered last week with the most interceptions (8) in the conference.

1 TCU strength

• Passing defense: Opponents average 182 yards through the air against the Horned Frogs. Even after playing Ohio State, Texas and Texas Tech — all losses — TCU allows just 20 points per game.

Oklahoma Football - Big 12 Power Rankings: Oklahoma State leads Kansas | Crimson and Cream Machine

Ugh no.

6. TCU (3-3, 1-2) - The talent is apparent on both sides of the ball, but the Frogs are 125th nationally in average turnover margin at -1.5 per contest. If you’ve been waiting to see this Oklahoma defense finally come up with some crucial turnovers, this might just be your week.

Soccer:

Late TCU goal drops K-State on Senior Day | Salina Post

The Frogs are staying in contention for an NCAA berth.

A second half goal from a K-State senior on Senior Day brought the Wildcats into a tie, but TCU converted a corner kick in the 70thminute to end K-State’s 2018 home schedule with a 2-1 loss on Sunday afternoon at the K-State Soccer Complex.

The Wildcats honored its six-member senior class of Morgan Egan, Krista Haddock, Megan Kalkofen, Morgan Mauck, Haley Sutter, and Tatum Wagner in a ceremony before Sunday’s match. In their K-State careers, the six players were responsible for 15 goals and 12 assists.

Around Campus:

TCU Homecoming Parade on hiatus | TCU 360

Texas Construction University amiright?!

This year’s homecoming parade will feature food trucks, fireworks and a free concert, but don’t expect a parade.

FrogFest, which will be held at 6 p.m. Oct 19 in Worth Hills, will have tours of the new Greek housing followed by a pep rally at 6:15 p.m.

This is the second year in a three-year span that TCU opted to not have a parade. Staging a parade this year was complicated by the construction around Bellaire Drive, said Brad Thompson, assistant director for student activities.

Thompson said some alums were disappointed last time, but that students didn’t seem bothered.

“I think it’s something that maybe they’re not really interested in all the time and it’s just hard to gauge,” Thompson said. “We’ve got to figure out what they want to do and what makes the most sense for our students at the time.”