Know Your Enemy: TCU Horned Frogs

TCU Horned Frogs

November 10, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) sets to throw a pass against the Kansas State Wildcats at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kansas State won beating TCU 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

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It’s Thanksgiving in Texas, that means the Longhorns are playing football. Unfortunately we don’t get our traditional Turkey day opponent in Texas A&M but we get another Texas foe in Texas Christian University or TCU. We breakdown the strengths and weaknesses of the Horned Frogs.

Defense, Defense, Defense.

If we are talking Gary Patterson, it is always tough defense. TCU is ranked 16th in total defense and 1st in the Big 12. Texas has been very good on offense all season but this will be the stiffest test on defense since the Oklahoma game and we all remember how that turned out. The one area they aren’t very good is pass defense but in the Big 12, no one has a good pass defense but the rushing defense is top 10 in the nation so the Longhorns will have to go to the air.

Offense is mediocre

TCU ranks 57th in total offense but where they are the weakest is in rushing at 73rd in total rushing. This will be a game that Texas can rush the passer knowing that they can’t run the ball that well. This should be a game that will be decided on which defense decides to show up for the Texas Longhorns.

An upset in the making?

If the Longhorns are looking ahead to Kansas State and aren’t taking TCU seriously, they will be an upset in Austin tonight. I think the Longhorns are focused and are ready to take care of business.

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