The Texas Bowl would be a great landing spot for the Frogs.
TCU’s path in: This would seem like the best bowl game TCU can hope for at this point. The Frogs have played in Houston-based bowl games twice in the Gary Patterson era, winning in 2005 and 2007. But they haven’t returned to Houston for a bowl game since joining the Big 12 in 2012.
It would make sense for the Texas Bowl to target TCU if it defeats Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The Frogs would be a team playing their best ball, winning five of the final six games. And, given various COVID protocols, this would be an easy game for TCU to get to and in a location where the program has recruited a countless number of players.
A realistic scenario could see the Big 12 winner (OU or Iowa State) going to a New Year’s Six game with the runner-up landing at the Alamo Bowl. The Cheez-It Bowl would then jump at an opportunity to bring a brand name such as Texas to its bowl.
The Frogs defense overcame a LOT on Saturday.
Frogs quarterback Max Duggan showcased his legs and arm throughout the day. He had two rushing TDs, including a 42-yard run early in the third quarter. After that long TD run, Duggan completed the longest pass of his career, a 71-yard TD to Derius Davis to give TCU the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter.
“On that play, they actually double-teamed me,” Davis said. “I felt like Max was getting pressured, so I was about to come back toward the ball but I saw him throw it, so I just turned around and ran as fast as I could and there was the ball and I scored the touchdown.”
Oklahoma State had a chance to tie it three times with less than five minutes left, but once again TCU’s defense made a stand. The Cowboys had a first-and-goal from the 7, but that drive ended with an interception by Frogs safety Trevon Moehrig with 4 minutes, 14 seconds left.
Berry Tramel is the best. That middle paragraph is perfection.
TCU beat Oklahoma State 29-22 in a game that ended the Cowboys’ dream of a Big 12 championship. OSU, which looked so strong in mid-season, is a shell of its former self. The offense produced little. The defense, despite ferocious effort that resulted in five — five! — takeaways, gave up far too many big plays. The kickers repeatedly squandered points, even hitting the upright as many times (twice) as they kicked it through.
And now we know for sure that Arlington, 15 Tarrant County miles down Interstate 30, will be Cowboy-free for the Dec. 19 conference title game.
“We gotta look ourself in the mirror and identify who we want to be,” said Ogbongbemiga, who set an OSU record with three caused fumbles.
Miles is starting to pick up national recognition. It’s clear he’s going to be, or already is, a star.
Miles has backed that up with his play. He’s the reigning Big 12 newcomer of the week, winning the opening week award in a league that boasts newcomers such as Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham, who is being projected as the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft.
Miles won it after averaging 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists over his first three games.
“It felt good being recognized so quickly and early into the season,” Miles said. “I was kind of surprised, I didn’t know I was getting an award but it definitely felt good when I learned I won.”
Man, Memphis is going to love him. Des makes his pro debut Saturday night.
It’s that unstoppable workhorse Miller believes Grizzlies fans will quickly fall in love with when the rookie begins play later this week. The 3-point sharpshooter is suddenly back at the bottom of the pecking order after transforming during four years into perhaps the best player the TCU program has ever seen.
“He will go down as one of the top two players to ever play here,” Miller said. “It’s him and Kurt Thomas. ... He fit the community so well and was such a leader on campus. Everybody loves him here, and he has all the accolades to go down as maybe the best player TCU has ever seen.”