FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — There will be no quarterback controversy for TCU: Starter Shawn Robinson is facing surgery that is expected to end his season.
Two days after a midgame switch, coach Gary Patterson said Monday his sophomore quarterback will have surgery and that former Penn transfer Michael Collins will get his first start Saturday at Kansas.
"We have no choice really, Shawn's been trying to play through (an injury)," Patterson said during the Big 12 coaches weekly conference call.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ben Banogu and TCU had reasons to be frustrated — and relieved.
Banogu returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown before the standout defensive end missed a potential sack on Iowa State's game-tying drive before the Horned Frogs beat Iowa State 17-14 on Jonthan Song's 28-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gary Patterson recalled early mistakes made by some of TCU's former quarterbacks, then talked about how good those players turned out for the Horned Frogs.
The coach expects sophomore Shawn Robinson will be just fine after a rash of turnovers , four interceptions and two fumbles as TCU lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State standout defensive end Nick Bosa left the No. 4 Buckeyes' game against No. 15 TCU with an apparent left groin injury Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson is in a much different position for No. 16 TCU this season. He will remain the No. 1 quarterback as long as he is producing on the field.
The dual-threat sophomore, who won his only start last year filling in for an injured senior, is now 2-0.
Robinson threw touchdowns to three different receivers and ran for two more scores while playing only the first half as No. 16 TCU opened the season with a 55-7 win over Southern University on Saturday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson won his only start last season, making the sophomore TCU's most experienced quarterback.
Coach Gary Patterson has always said he judges quarterbacks by what they do on Saturdays. Robinson, filling in that mid-November day at Texas Tech for injured Kenny Hill, got a key victory that helped the Horned Frogs get into the Big 12 championship game on way to another 11-win season.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson didn't bring Shawn Robinson to Big 12 media days to declare the young quarterback a starter.
"Superstitious reasons," Patterson said Monday about having the sophomore with one career start as one of five players there for the Horned Frogs. "I kidded I didn't bring Kenny (Hill) the first year and we went 6-7, then you bring him and we went 11-3. So I didn't want to skip a year."
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The final week of Big 12 play in 2017 might serve as a preview of what's to come in 2018.
As many as five of the conference's 10 teams could have a freshman behind center this weekend, including title game hopeful TCU. Baylor, Texas, Iowa State and Kansas State could also ask a rookie quarterback to step up as the regular season winds down.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson and Charlie Brewer played in the same NFL stadium on the same day just more than 11 months ago. They were in different championship games.
The two Texas Class 6A high school state champion quarterbacks are now Big 12 freshmen and could play in the same regular-season finale.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson became the first true freshman quarterback to start a game for No. 11 TCU in coach Gary Patterson's 17 seasons as head coach.
Even after a 27-3 win over Texas Tech that got the Horned Frogs closer to a spot in the Big 12 championship game, Patterson kept to his policy of not letting freshmen talk to the media after the game.
The victory speaks loud enough for Robinson and the Horned Frogs (9-2, 6-2 Big 12, No. 12 CFP).