Guerin Emig: Key to OU’s Big 12 championship game plan: “Don’t do anything stupid”
NORMAN — There was trash talk on the first play of the Oklahoma-TCU game Nov. 11, some chatter between Horned Frogs ball-carrier Kyle Hicks and Sooners linebacker Emmanuel Beal. There was trash, too.
Twenty-five yards from the tackle, TCU wide receiver John Diarse wrestled OU cornerback Tre Norwood to the ground. They were still tangled as they rose to their feet, before Diarse slapped Norwood in the helmet to draw a personal foul.
Bears vs. Horned Frogs: How Baylor matches up with TCU
Baylor offense vs. TCU defense
No. 10 TCU rebounds from 1st loss with 24-7 win over Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson got after his team all week after its first loss. Then before the 10th-ranked Horned Frogs took the field against Texas, he reminded them of their chance in the Big 12.
"We knew this was a big game," running back Kyle Hicks said.
Hicks ran for two touchdowns and the Frogs rebounded from their loss, winning 24-7 on Saturday night to stayed tied for the Big 12 lead and in contention for a playoff spot.
TCU QB Hill, WRs in synch going into opener vs Jackson State
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill and the TCU receivers spent a lot of extra time together during the offseason.
After all the dropped passes during a rare losing season for the Horned Frogs, they wanted to make sure they were all on the same page.
"I think we've looked pretty good. It's just a matter of what happens on Saturday," said Hill, the senior quarterback. "I know the receivers just look really good. Look in rhythm and synch, so I'm excited to get ready and get going."
When: 11 a.m. Friday
Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.
Series history: Georgia leads 3-0.
Key players: TCU - QB Kenny Hill, RB Kyle Hicks, WR Taj Williams; UG - QB Jacob Eason, RB Nick Chubb, WR Isaiah McKenzie
Georgia, TCU meeting for 1st time since 1988 in Liberty Bowl
TCU (6-6, Big 12) vs. Georgia (7-5, Southeastern Conference), Dec. 30, noon EST.
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee.
TCU: RB Kyle Hicks has 954 yards rushing for 12 TDs. He also has 42 catches for 396 yards and two TDs.
Georgia: RBs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Chubb has 988 yards rushing for 7 TDs. Michel has 753 yards rushing with three TDs.
Hicks 192 yards and 5 TDs as TCU beats No. 13 Baylor 62-22
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kyle Hicks spun away from two tacklers, and broke away from another while weaving through defenders. On another of his five TDs for TCU, he shifted the ball to his left hand and fully extended it over the pylon as he got hit.
Hicks ran for a career-high 192 yards and kept finding the end zone, after not practicing all week, and the Horned Frogs beat 13th-ranked Baylor 62-22 on a dark Saturday for the Bears.
TCU rebounds with 41-20 win over Iowa State to open Big 12
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU tailback Kyle Hicks broke into the open, and really had a clear path to the end zone after 315-pound tackle Joseph Noteboom knocked a defensive back out of the way about 25 yards downfield.
The Horned Frogs quickly rebounded from a loss that knocked them out of the Top 25, beating Iowa State 41-20 on Saturday in the first game that counted into the Big 12 standings.