So this is what it’s like to be so good that you’re good even when you’re not good. Got it? Good.
TCU took its act on the road for the first time, really, this season. And it learned again how it is (always) true that a team must travel with more intensity than it plays with at home. After thirty minutes in Fort Collins, against a bad (but improving) team, the Frogs had only two field goals to show for their effort, and their top-five ranking. The defense was clicking on all cylinders. CSU head coach Steve Fairchild told Gary Patterson after the game that his crew wouldn’t have scored had the game continued until midnight. But the offense wasn’t matching the defense’s intensity or execution. Patterson gathered the troops on the sideline before they jogged to the locker room, and read the riot act. (more…)