An overwhelming sense of confidence fell upon us last week, and that confidence was justified with an overwhelming victory. Although a fairly low number of folks voted, 92% of the ones that did predicted that we would cruise to victory. Cherish this feeling, everyone, because this week will be filled with high amounts of anxiety and more than a fair share of incorrect guesses.
|2014 Regular Season Schedule
|Win||Lose||L > 7||L = 7||Tie||W = 7||W > 7|
|8/30/14 6:10 p.m.||Stephen F. Austin||408||0||W 55-16||1||2||1||4||284|
|9/6/14 11:00 a.m.||@Iowa State||389||17||W 32-28||1||3||3||22||380|
|9/18/14 6:30 p.m.||Auburn||297||109||L 20-14||203||27||54||141||46|
|9/27/14 11:00 a.m.||Texas-El Paso||192||0||W 58-28||8||10||0||8||146|
|10/4/14 6:00 p.m.||Texas Tech||188||4||W 45-13||32||26||2||27||330|
|11/1/14||Oklahoma State||170||9||W 48-14||2||1||0||18||257|
|11/20/14 6:00 p.m.||@West Virginia||230||3|
My, how expectations have changed for the Horned Frogs this season. In our preseason poll, an overwhelming 96% thought that we would beat TCU, perhaps by a vast margin. Fast forward to early November, and they are sitting a full three spots ahead of us in a poll that doesn't necessarily matter, but still serves as a finger on the pulse of the college football nation.
After escaping West Virginia with a thrilling victory, the S&P rankings rewarded the Frogs with a five spot boost, putting them at 12th overall. Offensively and defensively, they are fairly equal in rating at 14th and 18th, respectively, with their offense supplanting their defense as the better unit for the first time in their Big 12 tenure.
They are scoring 48 points per contest, which is second best in the nation, and a lot of that can be attributed to potential Heisman winner Trevone Boykin. His supporting cast includes a very talented, though possibly injured, running back in B.J. Catalon, and an all-conference caliber receiver in Josh Doctson. I'm sure you all remember Jaden Oberkrom as well, who fruitlessly nailed a 56-yarder with 2:13 on the clock against us last year to put them ahead by one. He got a chance to put the Mountaineers down in similar fashion this weekend and responded by hitting a 37-yarder as time expired to give the Frogs a one point victory.
I have no idea what's going to happen this weekend, but Vegas is giving TCU 4.5 points. All I know is that if we are up by three or less with less than two minutes to go, I really hope we have the ball.
Get out and vote.