Posts Tagged ‘Waymon James’

TCU shuts out Colorado State

Posted by    |    October 4th, 2010 at 9:39 am

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…)

TCU takes down SMU

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I’ve said it before: a good running game covers a multitude of sins. Both the SMU Mustangs and the TCU Horned Frogs proved the truth of that sentiment again in Dallas on Friday.

Mustang sophomore Zach Line was SMU’s mistake-covering medicine, rushing out of a very cleverly executed draw passed the Horned Frogs’ overpursuing linebacker twice in a row for 15 and then 21 yards to open the Mustangs’ second drive of the game. Line broke free out of the same play early in the fourth for 29 yards and a touchdown, capping a 139 yard day. Fourteen of SMU’s points came on drives extended largely due to Line’s remarkable running.

The mistakes that Zach Line’s running covered were many. Kyle Padron completed only 40 percent of his passes, and was pressured, hurried, hit, and sacked early and often. The Mustang offensive line just didn’t have the moxie to hang the Frogs’ defensive onslaught.