Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Death-Star game against Oregon State a go?

This isn't anything official, but it's the most substantial bit of published information we've seen yet regarding the Frogs' rumored game against the Beavers in Arlington next fall:

ESPN: Oregon State close to inking game with TCU

Portland Tribune: Lots of news, including OSU vs. TCU in 2010

11 comments:

Texas Hammer said...

Too bad they didn't beat the Ducks. I actually like this game a lot more than having to go to the arm pit of the State (aka Lubbock) next year.

Tech is becoming irrelevant once again and we need to assert our dominance over some more Pac-10 teams.

Julius said...

While Oregon St will be breaking in a new QB next year, they do have both of the Rogers brothers back and will be a force again in the Pac 10. This could be a win over the Pac 10 champs when all is said and done.

Middle Man said...

also kind of cool that we will only have to travel 20 minutes down the road for an "away" game.

Lyle Lanley said...

If you haven't watched the Rogers brothers play, they are pretty amazing.

Julius said...

2 things

8 games in the Metroplex and probably not leaving Texas until Oct 2 at the earliest.

Quiz Rodgers scares the hell out of me. He's the only style of RB that constantly gives us fits. Small and hides behind the O-line before popping out and taking off.

shortnkerley's said...

Maybe I missed something but I can't remember the last time a RB gave us "fits".

Nick Papagiorgio said...

Just like Garrett Wolfe gave us fits? Spiller is the best back in the country and we managed to keep him fairly contained.

VikingFrog said...

Got to give props to O State if this is true.

Not many teams would schedule a top five team to open up against the following year when they are already scheduled to play a top 6 Boise.

I like teams that aren't scared to put it on the line and man up and play.

Julius said...

The one that jumps out the most was Devin Moore from Wyoming. 5'10" (in heels) RB who twice broke 100 yards on us in 07 & 08. Fortunately, he only made the endzone once. Dontrelle Moore did the same in 05, again 5-10 and broke 100 with 2 TDs.

The common thread is that they're the small RBs that thrive on hiding behind the o-line and popping out once our ultra-aggressive defense overcommits. It's the ONLY style of RB that consistently breaks 100 yard games on our defense. Quiz is a much more talented version of that kind of RB. We will have to be patient and disciplined in our tackling in the trenches to slow him down.

And, for the record, Garrett Wolfe was not this kind of RB. He liked to get in open space and make people miss. That kind of RB succeeds against TCU once in a blue moon. (Spiller sort of had success, but that's about it for that style).

shortnkerley's said...

Once again, I dont think that 2 instances of 1 back breaking 100 and finding the endzone only once constitutes a whole style of running back that "consistently" gives our defense fits. Throw out whatever numbers you have from '05. These aren't even the same players. There is no style of rushing attack that has consistently given us fits, especially when you can't name one that has done anything on this year's team and the players that will be there next fall as well.

I wouldn't say we consistently have drives stall by running short side options just because we did so in the past. Things change. And for the record, the most successful runner against us this season stats-wise was a bruiser (Unga).

Jeremy said...

this would be great.