TCU has recruited the Boot well, so this will be a homecoming of sorts for several Frogs — and one Bulldog.
The big question going into this weekend’s game will be if Wallow can slow down Tucker, who ran for a career-high 161 yards last week against UNT. So could Wallow chase his old teammate down if needed this weekend?
“I don’t even know. It’s been a long time since we’ve been at it. He’s a good guy, he’s a hard runner. I’m just excited to play him,” Wallow said. “We talked last week and we’re both excited to play each other again. We have a lot of respect for each other and it’s going to be a good game.”
It should be a fun game for him and several other TCU players with Louisiana ties. This year’s break out stars Khari Coleman, Earl Barquet, C.J. Ceasar, Patrick Jenkins and Derius Davis are all from Louisiana. Ar’Darius Washington is from Shreveport, which is an hour from Ruston. True freshman Bud Clark is from Alexandria. Senior leaders Kellton Hollins and Artayvious Lynn are also from the Boot. The Frogs have amassed a lot of talent from the great state of Louisiana.
On the other sideline, Isaiah Graham is a familiar face for TCU fans as he started his career in Fort Worth. He has 155 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs this year.
Wallow is likely to go, but Bethley coming back would be huge.
But Wallow, who is graduating later this month with a communications degree, has no intentions of returning as a “super senior” in 2021. The NCAA has frozen eligibility for fall athletes, opening the door for them to return next season if they and their respective school agree to it.
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Instead, Wallow is ready to pursue a professional career in the NFL next season.
“That’s definitely the plan, even coming into the season,” Wallow said. “But just focusing on this game, getting this one done and that’s what I’m leaning towards.”
Among the Horned Frog greats, Goo stands out despite playing just one season.
Kennedy played one memorable season at TCU in 1970-71. He was named TCU’s MVP and the Southwest Conference Player of the Year in helping the Frogs win a conference championship and reach the NCAA Tournament under coach Johnny Swaim.
Kennedy finished his lone season averaging 20.4 points and 16.6 rebounds a game. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2003.
Kennedy was selected in the ninth round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He is best known for his days with the Dallas Chaparrals of the defunct ABA, playing from 1971-73.
The Frogs have watched an opponent go off in back to back games.
David Duke scored 28 points for the second straight game, and Providence beat TCU 79-70 on Wednesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.
Duke was 11 of 19 from the field, including 5 of 8 from distance. On Saturday, Duke make 9 of 14 shots and 10 of 12 free throws to total 28 points in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
Nate Watson added 18 points with eight rebounds for Providence (4-2). The Friars scored 26 points off 20 turnovers by TCU, and held a 33-20 edge on the glass.
Duke (118 points) and Watson (112) have combined to score 51% of Providence’s 447 points this season.
RJ Nembhard had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for TCU (4-2), which was picked to finish ninth in the Big 12. Mike Miles added 20 points and Kevin Samuel scored 10.