Hate to see a kid that redshirted last year be done for the season after the first game this year, but hopefully the man they call Yoyo gets his time to shine in 2019. He had a great camp and was primed to play a big role.
TCU has lost its second defensive back for the season.
Coach Gary Patterson said that third-string cornerback Michael Onyemaobi is “probably out for the season” after sustaining an injury in Saturday’s 55-7 victory over Southern.
Patterson said on the Big 12 coaches teleconference Monday that Onyemaobi is the only injury setback his team sustained during the season opener.
Wallow looks like he is going to be a star.
Wallow used his speed well in his linebacker debut, and appears to have a knack for the position. He shined brightest in critical situations.
Against Southern, Wallow registered the QB hurry on a fourth-and-3 Southern was going for from the TCU 22 late in the first quarter. That pressure resulted in an interception for safety Innis Gaines.
In the second quarter, after Southern had connected on a 55-yard touchdown on the previous offensive possession, it made another big play to get into the red zone. The Jaguars had a first-and-10 from the Frogs’ 18, but found themselves facing a third-and-29 after losing 9 yards on a sack by Wallow.
Each week during the college football season, Houston Chronicle staff writer Joseph Duarte ranks the 12 Football Bowl Subdivision schools in the state of Texas:
1. TCU (1-0)
It was Mr. (Shawn) Robinson’s neighborhood as the sophomore quarterback accounted for five touchdowns in 48-point win over Southern.
Straight A’s across the board? The Frogs did have a pretty good day.
This was the group I was most anxious to see on the day; Patterson called them the surprise of fall camp and we finally got a chance to see them up close. Simply put, the line did what they were supposed to do against an FCS opponent. They created running lanes and gave the quarterbacks plenty of time to throw the football; there were minimal breakdowns from the offensive line. I don’t recall one time where the quarterbacks got hurried into throwing the football. Kellton Hollins did great at center, he didn’t have one bad snap on the day. There was a high snap later in the game from Coy McMillon that went over Collins’ head that resulted in negative yards but that was it. Overall, as I already stated they did what they needed to do against a lesser opponent.
The Frogs are favored by 20 Friday night, but the best part of this article is “there’s no doubt fans will be out in full force”... yeah, we have heard that before.
The SMU Mustangs should be better than what they showed opening weekend, as they have a proven and experienced quarterback with a coaching staff led by great offensive minds. The problem is we can’t just assume things are going to turn around, as getting blown out by North Texas isn’t something you can just throw under the rug. The TCU Horned Frogs are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games when favored by at least 15 points, but they usually beat up on the teams they’re supposed to beat up on, and they beat this SMU team last year by 20 points. I love picking home underdogs in the middle of the week, as teams have less time to prepare and the crowds usually show up big. There’s no doubt fans will be out in full force in hopes of seeing an upset. But it’s hard to make a case for SMU after what we saw opening week.
Dont. Get. Cocky.
The TCU Horned Frogs are 6-0 straight up and 3-3 against the spread in their last six games against the SMU Mustangs with an average margin of victory of 27.3 points per game over that stretch. The Horned Frogs will try to make it seven straight wins over the Mustangs with a victory on the road this Friday night.
TCU is a 21-point road favorite on the college football Week 2 odds in University Park at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. SMU is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven games at home but enters this game with an 0-25 SU record in its last 25 games against Big 12 opponents. The Horned Frogs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games on the road.