TCU fans, you don’t know how lucky you are. Think about all that this weekend stands for:
- A big Homecoming Weekend with old friends and the memories they conjure;
- The biggest Big 12 home game yet against an opponent you know well – Texas Tech;
- Membership in a conference that has allowed all of us in Purple to reconnect with old foes like Tech, Baylor and UT when the trend is college football right now is to destroy and take away these traditional, geographical matchups.
As for the game, here’s a few things to be looking for tomorrow:
- Third downs – Pay particular attention on this down – the game depends on it. Texas Tech has the best third-down offense in the nation, converting 57 percent going against the Frogs' No. 2 in the nation in third-down defense, allowing just 24 percent conversions. Sumthin’s gotta give.
- Frogs' running game – Suddenly reincarnated in the Boykin Administration, it’s a key to keeping Texas Tech’s offense off the field and minimizing Tech quarterback Seth Doege’s opportunities.
- Wide Receivers – If you love to watch wideouts run, this game’s for you. This will possible be the largest exhibition of pass-catching talent on one field in college football this year. If you missed the Alliance Air Show earlier this month, don’t fret – you’ll see aerobatics today.
- Tricks – Big games mean big gambles. Tech likes to go to the Wildcat with running back Eric Stephens, Jr. at the controls. Be on the lookout. As for the Frogs, well……I can’t tell you that part……
Big Tex on Fire
My man Big Tex ignited today at the State Fair of Texas yesterday! It was stunning to see the photos of him in flames. At first, I was sure that it had to be a terrorist attack and that made me mad! Luckily, it was an electrical short, and I hear that plans are already underway to make “Big” even better for 2013. Word from Fair Park is that Big Tex was hotter than OU’s offense last week against UT!
Frogs in the Series
Former TCU Baseball Frogs catcher Bryan Holaday and 3rd basemen Matt Carpenter are working their way to the World Series. Holaday is a member of the Detroit Tigers and had punched his ticket. Carpenter is trying to finish off the San Francisco Giants and he’s already hit a homer in the National League Championship Series. Go get ‘em, Bryan and Matt.
Kick ‘Em High!