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Slowing Chuba is job one for the TCU D Saturday in Stillwater.

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‘I’m not singing in church until April.’ TCU’s Patterson on losing his voice after games | The Star-Telegram

It’s a part of who he is.

Patterson couldn’t help but chuckle when asked about his postgame voice during his media availability on Monday.

“I’m just not going to be singing in church until April. Just rest,” Patterson said, smiling. “Trust me, I’d like to do it differently but it is what it is.”

TCU (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) travels to Oklahoma State for a game on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. in Stillwater.

TCU Football: Is TCU Back? | Fansided

It was a great win, but it won’t mean much big picture if the Frogs can’t get it done in Stillwater Saturday.

If TCU finds a way to put it together, and win out, this could potentially be one of the best coaching jobs by Gary Patterson in his astounding career at TCU, given the way the team was being looked at after falling to 3-3.

Beating Texas means a lot to TCU Football, as now the team is going to have momentum as they head to Stillwater to fight the Oklahoma State Cowboys next Saturday, as they try to correct a season that was plummeting towards disaster with hope for the future.

He’s on pace for a 2,000-yard season. How TCU plans to slow down OSU’s Chuba Hubbard | The Star-Telegram

Holding Hubbard under 110 yards would be a win for TCU.

As Patterson alluded to, Hubbard has rare speed. He ran a 10.55-second 100-meter sprint in high school and was a three-time national champion for his age group in the 100 meters.

But TCU contained him last season. The Frogs held Hubbard to just 42 yards rushing on 13 carries in a 31-24 victory in the regular-season finale.

The 3.2 yards per carry average in that game remains the lowest for Hubbard when he’s had multiple carries.

This has become the norm for TCU, though. Running backs rarely have big games against the Frogs.

There’s only been one player to top the 100-yard rushing mark on them this season and it wasn’t even a running back. Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy had 102 yards rushing on 12 carries.

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Bengals birthday gift to TCU great Andy Dalton? You’re benched | The Star-Telegram

Garbage move by a garbage organization. It’s been tough in Cincy this season, but it’s not all on Dalton - he’s got nothing around him and no o-line.

Former TCU great Andy Dalton turned 32 on Tuesday.

The Cincinnati Bengals apparently aren’t concerned with that. They benched the veteran today after an 0-8 start, according to multiple reports.

Dalton, who led TCU to a perfect, 13-0 Rose Bowl-winning season in 2010, has been the Bengals starter since 2011. He has started 128 of the Bengals’ past 136 games. He missed three games in 2015 and five games in 2018 with injuries.