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TCU News: “Ups and downs? It’s going to happen in everyone’s career.”

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Being a kicker isn’t easy. Being a kicker with Gary Patterson in your ear? Now that’s really hard.

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Football:

Why TCU’s Jonathan Song says it’s easier to make field goals in games than practice | The Star-Telegram

Can you imagine trying to make a kick with GP standing behind you? I cannot.

“Honestly, the specialists and I joke about this, it’s harder kicking at practice than it is in the games,” Song said. “Having Coach P behind you and the intensity and all the players watching you, it’s honestly great practice out there.

“Ups and downs? It’s going to happen in everyone’s career. But next kick. Make or miss, next kick. You can’t change the result from the prior kick. Ups and downs, roller coaster stuff through fall camp, that’s all part of the process really.”

National reaction: True freshman QB Max Duggan has fans hopeful following TCU debut

You’ll see some familiar tweeters in this post! :)

Kansas State graduate transfer Alex Delton made the start before Duggan subbed in for the Frogs’ third series -- a drive which ended with Duggan taking it himself for a one-yard touchdown on a keeper. The score was TCU’s first touchdown of 2019. Duggan later recorded his first career passing touchdown when he found wideout Jalen Reagor for a 37-yard score in the third quarter.

Both of those plays were enough to get folks excited about what’s to come for the former 4-star prospect from Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Star-Telegram’s Big 12 Power Rankings: Sooners or Longhorns at No. 1? How bout TCU? | The Star-Telegram

Hopefully.

4. TCU (W, 39-7 over Arkansas-Pine Bluff): It wasn’t the prettiest opener, but the Frogs’ defense played well and the offense should open up more as the season goes on.

Next: Sept. 14 at Purdue, 6:30 p.m.

Soccer:

Soccer rolls to third consecutive victory with 1-0 win over rival SMU | TCU 360

If you aren’t paying attention to them yet, now would be a really good time to start.

Junior Tara Smith provided the lone assist, the ninth of her career and fifth of the season, which marks a career high.

The win also brought TCU to a third consecutive shutout, outscoring opponents 9-0 over the last three outings. Emily Alvarado, TCU’s starting goalkeeper, has allowed only two goals over the Frogs’ first four matches.

“When she needs to, she is able to make some incredible saves,” Bell said regarding Alvarado. “We have to count on her from time to time to do that and that is something I have confidence in her to do. She played very well in goal today.”