TCU has one of the most explosive players in college football... and... well... it’s not enough.
There were positives coming out of the game starting with KaVontae Turpin. He remains the must-see attraction for TCU.
Turpin is an electric player who set a personal-best with a 99-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. He also had a 41-yard TD on a screen pass, leading the team in receiving with five catches for 62 yards.
“Turpin can light up a stadium,” Patterson said. “Turpin’s awesome.”
The Frogs have to find some positive momentum.
1. TCU takes hit -- It was a rough week for TCU in D-FW. The Horned Frogs lost a pair of commits last week as both Mansfield Summit defensive back William Jones and Melissa wide receiver Kennedy Lewis backed out of their verbal pledges. Jones is a versatile playmaker in the secondary and will now explore other options like Ole Miss and SMU. Meanwhile, Lewis is a tall, athletic receiver with a ton of upside. His decommitment came days after making an official visit to Texas, which has emerged as the favorite in his recruitment.
No controversy in the room, at least.
On his early success at the Power Five level:
”I wouldn’t call it that much success because we still lost. I’m just focused on what the team is doing. We are 3-4 right now and that is not where we want to be. We still have five games to go, though. We have to focus on getting five more wins and take it one game at a time starting next week at Kansas.”
On the relationship with Shawn Robinson:
”Shawn is my guy and the quarterback room is really tight. It’s a tough position and he is a great teammate. He’s encouraging the offense the entire time and helping me out with looks. College football is tough and the margin of error is really small. I’ve learned it. There’s ups and downs to everything and Shawn is a really good guy and a good quarterback. I’m with him, he’s with me and we’ve got each other’s back.”
Hey, volleyball had a good weekend!
The Frogs finished with a resounding 15-7 victory to complete the improbable comeback.
“I think it was really good for us to win in the rotation that we have right now,” outside hitter Lexi MacLean said. “I think it gives a lot of confidence going into second half of conference.”
MacLean had led the Frogs on defense, finishing with 24 total digs.
“We did a good job on floor defense and Lexi was a big part of that,” Kramer said. “I thought we were super scrappy and played a very good and also a young West Virginia team.”
Next on the schedule, TCU will face No. 24 Baylor. First serve is set for Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rickel.