The Frogs needed this one, badly.
In the end, TCU had no issues walking out of Amon G. Carter Stadium with a 14-13 victory to end a three-game losing streak and keep its bowl aspirations alive.
“It feels really good to get a win,” said quarterback Mike Collins, who finished 17-of-33 for 218 yards with one touchdown in his second career start.
“That was a tough month [in October]. It wasn’t the best win, but a win’s a win. We’ll take it.”
Added receiver Jalen Reagor: “It feels great to win. Just that sigh of relief … all right, here we go. We’re back on track.”
Win by one, amiright?
The Horned Frogs had endured a three-game losing streak -- the team’s longest since 2013-- before three forced turnovers and some fortuitous breaks propelled them past Bill Snyder and the Wildcats on Saturday. A missed Kansas State extra point in the fourth quarter was what ultimately made the difference in the contest.
Nonetheless, a win was a win for TCU, and the Horned Frogs are now on a victorious note as they head to Morgantown, W. Va. next weekend for a date with a top 25 West Virginia team. The team is set to embark on its first true two-game road trip of the season, as the Horned Frogs will play at Baylor the following weekend on Nov. 17.
Not playing at night in Morgantown isn’t a bad thing.
The game between West Virginia and TCU has been scheduled to kick off at noon on Saturday, Nov. 10, and will broadcast on FS1. This is the second home game to kickoff at this time slot this season.
The Mountaineers (7-1, 5-1) are 3-4 all-time against the Horned Frogs (4-5, 2-4). Last year, TCU edged out WVU 31-24 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Keeping this kid has to priority one for the Frogs.
“I have a great line; they give me great opportunities,” Foster said. “They make the holes for me and all I got to do is find it.”
The TCU commit is among the Frogs’ top recruits for their 2019 class. With the big numbers he continues to pile up, it’s obvious teams are still going to come after him. Foster admits his recruitment hasn’t slowed down but he’s solid with TCU.
“There are definitely a lot of teams coming after me,” Foster said. “I’m still solid with TCU.”
The Frogs are working their way up the seeding ladder.
Less than a month ago, Iowa State made quick work of the Horned Frogs with a three-set sweep in Ames. On Saturday, the tables were turned significantly, as the Cyclones were dominated after having a full week off.
It’s probably fair to wonder if that week away stymied some of the Cyclones’ momentum. Iowa State previously won four of its last five games, including its last game against Kansas State, but that week off was the second time in a calendar month that the Cyclones had a full week of rest.