These guys just keep collecting accolades. But the Freaks list might be the best one.
TCU had two players land on Bruce Feldman’s ‘College Football Freaks List’ with Moehrig and safety Ar’Darius Washington. Feldman, a writer for The Athletic, puts together an annual list of college football players who display rare physical abilities.
Moehrig is No. 33 on the list. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder has a bench press of 400 pounds, squat of 600 pounds, power clean of 420 pounds and a vertical of 38 inches.
Washington is No. 23 on the list. The 5-foot-8, 179-pounder can bench press more than double his weight (370 pounds) and square more than triple it (640 pounds). He also has a power clean of 370 pounds and a 39-inch vertical.
How can you not be fired up about this guy?
Brooks was a five-star on the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and the Top247 rankings. The latter ranked him higher at No. 17 overall in the 2019 class, second nationally among 2019 outside linebackers, and No. 3 overall in Texas behind only Texas A&M five-star signees DeMarvin Leal (defensive tackle) and Baylor Cupp (tight end).
Brooks spent his freshman year in the fall of 2019 with the national champion LSU Tigers. He was listed as a 6-foot-2, 194-pound safety, but the reality was that Brooks was a situational pass-rusher. While his opportunities were limited, he flashed a few times as a true freshman and finished with eight tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in six games for LSU.
“... an upset would be huge”. Uhhh, TCU has DOMINATED Texas since joining the Big 12. It’s only an upset when the Longhorns win.
TCU doesn’t enter the 2020 season particularly highly regarded in the Big 12, so the Horned Frogs will be playing with a chip on their shoulder throughout the league slate. Things are sure to ramp up when TCU faces Oklahoma and Iowa State at home before traveling to Texas. TCU lost six games by single digits last season, and the 28-24 loss at Oklahoma was there for the Horned Frogs to take in the fourth quarter. TCU has lost its last six against Oklahoma and hasn’t beaten the Sooners in Fort Worth since 2014. TCU will have revenge on its mind when it gets Iowa State at home. The 49-24 loss to the Cyclones last season in Ames was their worst performance of the season. TCU has won four of the last six in the series. Then comes a trip to Austin. Although Texas leads the all-time series 63-26, TCU has won six of the last eight against the Longhorns, including a 37-27 win last season in Fort Worth. Still, Texas figures to be in the discussion for a spot in the Big 12 title game, so an upset would be huge.
It is looking more and more like it’s going to happen.
This would be a huge get for the Rebels and not only because they get another game on its schedule but that it is a Power 5 team and at home in the shiny new Allegiant Stadium.
If this game does happen it would put UNLV at 11 games this year with only the Sept. 12 date as open. That was the week Arizona State was to come to Las Vegas.
These two teams were both members of the Mountain West from 2005-11 and those years saw the Horned Frogs win every game against the Rebels. The last win for UNLV over TCU was a narrow 21-19 win in 1997.