Kirk Bohls writes about how the roles have shifted in the TCU-Texas rivalry, ever since the Frogs joined the Big 12.
Since joining our little league, the Horned Frogs have romped and stomped and made the Longhorns their very own whipping boys. Five times in six meetings, TCU has gotten the best of little ol’ Texas. Five out of six. Four in a row. Three straight at DKR. How’s that for gratitude?
Allan Kennedy takes a quick look at the TCU-Texas matchup, and makes a prediction.
The rest of the country probably didn’t realize just how effective TCU’s ground attack is before watching the Horned Frogs pound out nearly six yards per carry versus Ohio State last week. Junior Darius Anderson proved he has fully healed from last year’s season-ending leg injury, tearing up the Buckeyes for 154 yards on 12 carries. He teams with Sewo Olonilua to give TCU a nasty one-two punch at running back, while quarterback Shawn Robinson can do some damage of his own on the ground.
UT has held firm against the run this season, including allowing negative five (-5) rushing yards to USC. This represents Texas’ stiffest test yet.
It really has been as lopsided as it has felt.
9.6 TCU running back Darius Anderson has averaged 9.6 yards per carry in his two games against UT.
10.6 In the Longhorns’ three home losses in Austin, Texas has averaged 10.6 points per game on offense.
10.8 TCU has beaten the spread by an average of 10.8 points per game.
Chris Gaynor attended Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, and now his cousin, Gage, does. Chris spoke about the shooting that took place, and talked about Aaron Feis, the coach who died saving students, who left a lasting impact on Gaynor.
“He had a huge impact on me,” Chris said. “Coach Feis was there from my freshman year to senior year, coached my brother, coached my cousin, so ultimately he coached three generations of my family.”