TCU plans to honor O’Brien in a variety of ways, including:
▪ A helmet decal and field marking honoring O’Brien
▪ O’Brien’s Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award trophy will be on display for pregame photo opportunities in Frog Alley, and then in the stadium concourse during the game
▪ Ben’s Pretzels will produce a No. 8-shaped pretzel for sale during the game
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Though the Buckeyes should feature an overall talent advantage, TCU’s front seven returns five starters and features perhaps the best set of interior tackles in the Big 12 in Ross Blacklock and Corey Bethey, both of whom are capable of disrupting the interior running game so favored by Urban Meyer. To keep their advantage, the Buckeyes must mix up their offensive play-calling tendencies, as Patterson and his defense won’t be sitting back and waiting, they already think they know what’s coming.
The Frogs are set to honor the Heisman winner and National Champion.
The TCU football team will wear a sticker on its helmet honoring O’Brien, in addition to a field marking for him. Davey O’Brien Jr., his son, will be TCU’s honorary captain. Replica O’Brien No. 8 jerseys and t-shirts will be sold. During its pregame show, the TCU band will form a No. 8 on the field. At the Amon G. Carter Stadium concession stands, Ben’s Pretzels will produce a No. 8-shaped pretzel for sale.
O’Brien’s Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award trophy will be on display for pregame photo opportunities in Frog Alley, before moving to the stadium concourse during the game. Video tributes to O’Brien will be played throughout the day, while the game program will feature O’Brien on the cover.
TCU is 1-1 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, coming off an 88-67 win over Alabama last season.
The Horned Frogs and Rebels will be meeting for just the fourth time in their history. The last contest came in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, as Ole Miss took an 88-74 decision in Hartford, Conn. TCU’s only other trip to Oxford, Miss., was in the 1994-95 season, on the back end of a home-and-home series with the Rebels coming to TCU the previous year in the initial meeting.