The TCU Horned Frogs (4-4; 2-3 Big 12) and Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-5; 2-3 Big 12)do battle Thursday night in Lubbock to secure the Saddle Trophy in the West Texas Championship, a rivalry game that dates back to 1926, with the Frogs winning the last four contests. Both programs entered the season with sky-high preseason expectations - the Frogs coming off a run to the National Championship and the Raiders picked as a Big 12 and CFP contender - but both have fallen well short of those goals. The disappointment began for both right from Week One, as TTU went to Laramie and fell to the Wyoming Cowboys in a 2 OT thriller, while TCU dropped its season opener on the national stage vs. Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes.
With the season reaching the final stages, this represents a near must-win for both teams in the push for bowl eligibility. Can the Horned Frogs bring the Saddle Trophy back to Fort Worth for the fifth consecutive season? Join the conversation in the comment section below as we ride the game day rollercoaster together. Go Frogs!