A 15-3 run early in the second half gave TCU separation as the Horned Frogs pulled away to defeat visiting Alcorn State 93-74 in their nonconference game on Tuesday night in Fort Worth, Texas.
A 27-point favorite, TCU led by just eight at halftime, and by six when the Braves' Byron Joshua hit a jumper just 12 seconds into the second half.
TCU (5-0) continued its dominance over the SWAC with a 93-74 victory over Alcorn State Tuesday at Schollmaier Arena.
The Horned Frogs (5-0) are off to their best start since 2017 when they won their first 12 games.
TCU has scored by committee all season with five players averaging at least 10 points and their offensive depth was on display against the Braves. “We’re just versatile across the board,” said Miller, “You take away one thing, we have something else and I think that’s what’s really been helping us.”
In a mid-week non-conference match up following the Big South Volleyball Championship, High Point hopped on a plane to Fort Worth, Texas to take on the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University. After a strong push in the third set, the Panthers fell 3-0 in the end.
“I've got a body of work,” Venables said on Monday. “If we would've had this problem all week, all year, that would be another theme. ….If we couldn’t find the ball, or we lacked instincts and other things, that would be an issue. That's a hard thing to fix. But we got the right guys, no question.”
Against BYU, the Sooners allowed 217 rushing yards, one touchdown and 5.7 yards per carry on 38 rushing attempts. Cougars running back Aidan Robbins led the way with 22 carries, 182 rushing yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry. Going into the game, BYU had the worst ranked rushing offense in the Big 12.
When TCU and Oklahoma take the field on Friday, there will be a unique sense of familiarity between the two teams.
Why? Because both of their offensive coordinators are related through marriage. That’s right, Sooners offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby is married to Kendal Briles’ sister Staley.
There is no Max Duggan, Quentin Johnston, Kendre Miller, Dee Winters, Steve Avila, or Derius Davis for this year’s TCU Horned Frogs. That group of players was the backbone of last year’s team and a big reason Oklahoma lost 55-24 in Fort Worth last year.
With so many faces gone and off to the NFL, who are the players to know for Sonny Dykes’ team? We break down five TCU Horned Frogs to know ahead for Oklahoma’s regular-season finale.
TCU (5-6, 3-5) is coming off a 42-17 win over Baylor that snapped a three-game losing streak and kept their bowl hopes alive.
The Horned Frogs' passing game has come on strong of late, with Josh Hoover throwing for an average of more than 355 yards per game over the last three.
"He gets better every game," Horned Frogs' head coach Sonny Dykes said of his redshirt freshman quarterback. "He's more comfortable and makes better decisions. That's what young quarterbacks are supposed to do."