Five games in, we are starting to get a good look at players’ statuses.
Nook Bradford, DB: Bradford has impressed since joining the program. He’s played in a reserve role as a backup strong safety, and also has been a valuable special teams player. With the safeties struggling at Iowa State, could Bradford see more defensive snaps?
Josh Foster, DB: Like Bradford, Foster is mostly used on special teams. He also adds depth at the safety position.
Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson, DB: TCU great LaDainian Tomlinson’s nephew is getting most of his game action via special teams. But, with the Frogs thin at cornerback, Tomlinson has received reps there too.
Adam Plant, DE: Plant has been a rotational pass rusher off the bench, although has yet to record a tackle.
Patterson didn’t want to talk about it.
Asked about a possible suspension, Patterson said, “Yeah, but I’m not going to sit here and talk about it so they do.”
The Big 12 could review the play to see if suspensions are warranted.
Earlier in that series, TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock drew an unsportsmanlike penalty.
Iowa State had a 42-24 lead at the time, and Patterson wasn’t pleased that two of his veterans seemingly lost their cool late in the game.
The TCU Horned Frogs suffered a major setback in Big 12 play with a 49-24 loss at Iowa State Saturday.
It was one of the worst losses by point margin since Gary Patterson took over TCU in 2001, and it dropped the Frogs to 3-2 (1-1 Big 12) on the year. The offense was sluggish and the defense allowed Cyclone quarterback Brock Purdy to shine with his arm and his legs.
Here’s what the national media and TCU fans on Twitter had to say about the game:
Ben was a part of a big upset.
Ben Banogu, Indianapolis Colts defensive end
Banogu started his NFL career on a high note, recording a half sack in his very first game. Since then, he has accumulated four tackles, including two in the Week 4 against the Raiders.
Banogu has played 27% of the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive snaps and 5% of their special teams snaps.
The rookie has recorded two or more tackles in each of the last two games.