FOOTBALL! NEW STADIUM! PANTS HITCHING! BUMPSTACHES! FROG HORNS!
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally time to stop talking about TCU Football and start playing TCU football. After months of speculation about how quickly we will fall on our faces in the Big 12, how our success is only because we played in the MWC, and how our QB should be on Cops - it's finally time for the Frogs and GMFP to shut up the haters and ball ball.
Grambling State isn't a marquee opponent, but this being the first game of the season and the new stadium, emotions will be high and I would expect the first few series to be rough. With five freshmen starters, mistakes are bound to happen, and Pachall might be running for his life behind a young and inexperienced offensive line.
All that being said, after an up and down start, the Frogs will pull away to win big, 42-17. Pachall goes for 300 + yards before giving way to Trevone Boykin, who gets on the field for the first time and scores his first collegiate TD on a nifty keeper run.
On the defensive side of the ball, Stansley Maponga has a huge day, with a pair of sacks and several hurries and knockdowns. True freshman Devonte Fields makes the most of his start, with a sack and a forced fumble. The LBs old up well enough, though they allow over 100 yards on the ground, they stop Gambling from getting any major mo in the second quarter with a couple of stuffs at the line.
Most importantly, the stadium is everything we hope and more, the crowd is loud - and in the stands - for the full four quarters. TCU wins the game, Grambling wins halftime, and we all go home happy to see our boys back on the field and getting the job done!
Now it's yall's turn - Let's hear your score predictions, stats, and player of the game in the comments. Also the over under on the number of signs poking fun of Pachall we see in the stands and just ho complete the domination of the Grambling Band will be. Lastly, I would love your thoughts on how the Frog Walk will be received and how full the stands will stay if the game is a blowout in the second half.