If you listened to the Frogs O’ War podcast this week, you heard Melissa and I make our picks to click for the TCU-Texas game. Here’s a breakdown of who we picked and why.
KaVontae Turpin - Look for Turpin to get back to his old ways of torturing the Longhorns. After exploding for 138 receiving yards and four touchdowns against Texas his freshman year, Turpin has been banged up the past two seasons when the Frogs and Horns have played, recording just four receptions for 28 yards.
The speedster looks to be back in his old form early this season, and he’ll continue that trend today.
Garret Wallow - Wallow could very well be the next dominant linebacker to come out of TCU. He’s got the sideline to sideline speed, the ability to light up a running back, and he only knows how to go at 100% speed. He’s still got some growing up to do, but the sophomore is a special talent. He’ll thrive today, especially against the run.
Darius Anderson - For as good as Anderson is, he’s yet to string two 100-yard performances together. That changes Saturday. He has 202 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in two games against the Longhorns, and he’ll feast again Saturday.
Ridwan Issahaku - Issahaku is somewhat of a forgotten man in TCU’s secondary, with Jeff Gladney, Innis Gaines, and Niko Small drawing most of the attention. But Issahaku has been solid through three games, and he’ll remind everyone he’s around against Texas.
BONUS PICK: Jarrison Stewart - Stewart, like Issahaku in the secondary, is a less talked about receiver for the Frogs. The senior had three receptions for 37 yards against Ohio State, and it looked like he and Robinson are getting on the same page. If that’s the case, Stewart could thrive while secondaries are focusing on Jalen Reagor and KaVontae Turpin.