TCU looks to avoid becoming a cautionary tale against SMU
TCU is coming off a 28-7 victory at Arkansas as it prepares to the defend the Iron Skillet against long time rival SMU.
The Horned Frogs have only lost to SMU twice this century, but head football coach Gary Patterson knows the Mustangs will arrive at Amon G. Carter Stadium Saturday ready to play.
In 2005, the Mustangs cost the Frogs a perfect season, one week after TCU had upset a top-five Oklahoma in Norman, 17-10. Patterson has already warned his players against repeating this.
“That’s the first thing that came out of his mouth,” senior quarterback Kenny Hill said Tuesday. “You can’t take these guys lightly, and we know that coming in because of the way they’ve played us the last couple of years; they always give us a game.”
Patterson said the telling of the 2005 SMU upset story is an “annual thing.”
Like TCU, SMU is 2-0. The Mustangs have scored a program record 112 points this season and have one of the nation’s top receivers, Courtland Sutton. Sutton hauled in four receiving touchdowns on eight catches and went for 163 yards against University of North Texas Saturday, setting an American Athletic Conference record and tying the school record. Read More