Thursday, October 7, 2010
Game of the Week:
Oregon State (2-2) at Arizona (4-0)...5:00pm Saturday on Versus
-The Beavers have already gone 0-1 in games that the Frogs really, really, really need them to win, so they owe us one, right? It'll be a tought task going on the road against the #9 team in the country, but Arizona is probably due a loss after a couple of close calls. You could call them the Iowa of this year.
Utah (4-0) at Iowa State (3-2)...6:00pm Saturday on Fox College Sports
-The hopes of the Frogs rest partially in how high Utah and Air Force can rise in the national rankings, and the Utes are already up to #10. Coming off of a bye week, they've got a big test on the road against a Big 12 team that is probably better than you think.
Baylor (4-1) vs. Texas Tech (2-2)...11:00am Saturday on FSN
-The Bears' 55-7 win over Kansas last weekend was a bit of a surprise, as was Tech giving up 58 points to Iowa State. This is a really big game for both teams...Tech to keep their season alive, and Baylor to keep their bowl hopes (or more?) alive. Despite all of the Baylor hate on this blog recently, you've gotta be pulling for the Bears for the sake of the Frogs' 45-10 Roethlisbergering of them to look even better.
SMU (3-2) vs. Tulsa (3-2)...7:00pm Saturday
-After the season-ending knee injury suffered by Houston's Case Keenum, the general public turned to SMU as the new favorite to win Conference USA. There are a couple of teams that would beg to differ (Central Florida, Tulsa, Houston themselves), and this is the Mustangs' game against one of them.
New Mexico (0-5) at New Mexico State (0-4)...7:00pm Saturday on ESPN3.com
-I feel kind of silly labeling this pillow-fight as a "big game", considering the teams' combined 0-9 record. But believe it or not, the students at these schools take this game very seriously (thanks to regular commentor Bodenman for that one). This also may be the Lobos' best chance to pick up a win this season, and it comes against a team on Boise State's schedule. So get your black beans and green salsa ready to watch this one online!
Hope for an upset:
UNLV (1-4) at West Virginia (3-1)...2:30pm Saturday on ESPN3.com
-Maybe this game should be labeled under "hope they keep it close". Honestly, I can't imagine the Rebels pulling this one off. But hey, crazier things have probably happened, right?
...and the rest:
Tennessee Tech (1-4) at Austin Peay (2-2)...4:00pm Saturday
-You're probably expecting some kind of a joke about Austin Peay. But if I was going to make a urine joke, I probably would've gone with something about Tech having 'tee-tee' on their helmets, and anything I did here would be a bit overboard. Anywho, I guess we'd like Tennessee Tech not to completely tank it this season, so why not turn things around this week?
San Diego State (3-1) at BYU (1-4)...5:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-Man. I really wish I had The Mtn so I could watch this one. The Cougars' are quickly disintegrating, and the Aztecs, who are coming off of a bye-week, may be the surprise team of the MWC for 2010. BYU can't stop the run, and SDSU has a future star at running back in freshman Ronnie Hillman (532 yards, 8 TDs). As if BYU hasn't already been softened up a bit, I'd love to see the Aztecs do a little more tenderizing before the Cougars come to Fort Worth next week.
Colorado State (1-4) at Air Force (4-1)...1:00pm Saturday on The Mtn
-It would be nice for the Falcons to come to Fort Worth with a 6-1 record and ranked as high as possible on October 22nd. That means we need them to beat CSU, which I doubt will be much of a problem.
If this works, I apologize for the smaller size, but get a magnifying glass and read it. totally worth it. For those who cant read it, I'll just type it below.
My thoughts on
Dax Crum (Sr. QB, 6’4 219) and Emory Miller Jr. (Fr. QB, 5’11 195)
So many of you who have ANY knowledge of
Dax Crum- Biggest picture I can get. That means he REALLY sucks.
Crum, a senior, saw playing time as the starting QB in 2008 for 5 games before being benched in favor of our favorite named MWC player, AustYn Carta-Samuels (seriously, his name reminds me so much of the hybrid cars/San Francisco episode of South Park). He has bounced around a ridiculous amount, going from
Emory Miller Jr.- High school picture. Probably the last meaningful football you'll play.
Miller is a true freshman from nearby
2006: TCU 26, Wyoming 3
-The Frogs desperately needed a win in their Homecoming game, having dropped their first two conference games to BYU and Utah. They got it in the first-ever TCU game to be broadcast on The Mtn, which nobody had at the time (and still don't, but at least at the time we thought we might eventually get it). The Frog defense was swarming that day, as it generally was in the mid '00s, holding the Cowboys to just 28 rush yards and sacking Doo-Doo Brown QB Karsten Sween 5 times. On offense, Jeff Ballard threw for 244 yards (105 of those to Quentily Harmon) and Lonta Hobbs and Aaron Brown combined for 133 rushing yards and two scores. Peter LoCoco made two field goals but in typical Frog fashion also missed an extra point.
2008: TCU 54, Wyoming 7
-The previous week, the Frogs had demolished BYU, who had been undefeated and ranked in the Top 10, 32-7. The talk leading up to this Homecoming game (notice a pattern? I guess it would've been rude to make them our Homecoming opponent three straight times, huh?) was that the Frogs may be in for a let-down after such a huge victory. Instead, TCU handed in another impressive performance, and made this one a laugher early on. Andy Dalton threw for 334 yards and 4 touchdowns, but it was Jimmy Young who was the star of the game. #88 hauled in 5 passes for 226 yards and three scores (of 60, 55 and 39 yards). The defense knocked both Sween and his backup, Dax Crum, out of the game.
"At least the No. 1, 9 and 10 teams have distinguished themselves.
In back-to-back weeks, the Longhorns have lost two games, one at home to an unranked opponent, and the other at a neutral site in a dizzying array of mistakes, errors and bad decisions.
Welcome to No. 2, Longhorn Nation.
That's right. Despite Texas' worst-in-show play, UT still holds the second spot in our weekly power poll, mainly because every other team stuck behind it has failed to distinguish itself in anyway. Baylor, which checks in at No. 3, gets major kudos after it's destruction of Kansas. But the way it was manhandled by TCU is still fresh in our minds, and the Bears' historical ineptitude against Texas has to mean something. A&M? The loss to Oklahoma State was unacceptable considering how much better the Ags played early on Thursday night. And Texas Tech? Yikes."
1. TCU (5)
10. North Texas
UF - AL
6 - 31
|1||Cro-Magnon Frog's picks||8-3||60||21-24|
|3||Army Frog Fan's picks||8-3||58|
|6||Eddd Wesley's picks||8-3||55||28-36|
|9||sir wesley willis's picks||9-2||53||17-35|
Your top 10 leaders after week 5:
|5||Eddd Wesley's picks||45-9||276|
Go make your picks here.
TCU's Roth can shoulder the load Star-Telegram
Horned Frogs are Texas' lone star in college football Star-Telegram
MWC flexes muscles with three in Top 25 Deseret News
Polls kind to some MWC, not to others Salt Lake Tribune
TCU-Wyoming preview MSNBC
Playing to their strengths Laramie Boomerang
Dalton's numbers slip, but he's still winning Casper Star-Tribune
Overall Athletic Department/Other Sports:
Chris Del Conte's Notes on a Scorecard gofrogs.com
Soccer: Frogs to host UNLV Friday night gofrogs.com