TCU prepares to get physical with Arkansas
TCU’s focus on Saturday will be stopping the Arkansas Razorbacks running game.
Head coach Gary Patterson said at Tuesday’s press conference that he expects a tough game.
“They’re a team that comes right at you,” Patterson said. “Offensively, very physical up front, we’ve got to be able to handle the rush.”
The Frogs are making defensive adjustments. Sophomore linebacker Ty Summers will “probably start the ballgame because we didn’t tackle very well” against South Dakota State, Patterson said.
The Jackrabbits were a challenge, leading at several points during the game before TCU pulled away in the second half for a 59-41 win.
Patterson said across the board they have to play better.
“We found a way to win when we didn’t play good, and I’m not happy, still not happy,” Patterson said. “But now we have Arkansas, so I have to do what Kenny does [after throwing interceptions] and move forward.”
Patterson said playing a Southeastern Conference opponent will add new wrinkles to the Frogs’ game plan.