Some things to watch during Week 12 in the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 TCU (10-0, 7-0 Big 12, No. 4 CFP) at Baylor (6-4, 4-3)
Some things to watch during Week 11 in the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 TCU (9-0, 6-0 Big 12, No. 4 CFP) at No. 18 Texas (6-3, 4-2)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gary Patterson could now play a key role in spoiling what has been a perfect season so far for fourth-ranked TCU.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Taye Barber and his TCU teammates would just rather forget what happened the last time they played Oklahoma State. So much has changed in the 11 months since that debacle.
Some things to watch in Week 7 of the Big 12 season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 8 Oklahoma State (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) at No. 13 TCU (5-0, 2-0). The Big 12 will be down to one undefeated team after Saturday's game between its highest-ranked and highest-scoring teams.
Tarleton (1-0) at TCU (1-0), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN+)
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Derius Davis scored on a 60-yard punt return and a 27-yard reverse to help TCU open the Sonny Dykes era with a 38-13 win over Colorado on Friday night.
Dykes took over for longtime TCU coach Gary Patterson after spending the last four seasons at SMU, where he revived the program.
TCU (0-0) at Colorado (0-0), Friday, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: TCU by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU senior linebacker Dee Winters and his teammates certainly weren't used to the sometimes carnival-like atmosphere during spring practice with fans around the field watching their every move.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two of the three new head coaches in the Big 12 aren't really new at all when it comes to the state of Texas, the conference and the traditional Dallas-area home of the league's football media days.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sonny Dykes got an up-close look at TCU during one season working as an offensive analyst for the head coach he would replace four years later. The Texas native and son of a former Southwest Conference coach knew a lot about the school long before then.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sonny Dykes landed as TCU's coach Monday night, arriving at the purple-lit stadium in a helicopter that settled down near midfield.
After weeks of speculation, TCU announced his hiring when welcoming Dykes back to the Fort Worth campus to meet with his new team.
DALLAS (AP) — SMU hired Rhett Lashlee as its new head coach Monday, bringing back its former offensive coordinator to replace Sonny Dykes.
Lashlee had been Miami's offensive coordinator for two seasons after serving in the same role for the Mustangs during Dykes' first two seasons in 2018 and 2019.
TCU (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) at No. 10 Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1, No. 10 CFP), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX).
Line: Oklahoma State by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gary Patterson wasn't on the sideline at a TCU game for the first time since 1997. The former Horned Frogs coach was watching from somewhere, and feeling proud.
Chandler Morris threw for 461 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for TCU and the Frogs beat No.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley made a quarterback switch that put a Heisman Trophy hopeful on the bench and a freshman at the helm of a top-10 team.
On the latest AP Top 25 Podcast, Riley joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss making the move from Spencer Rattler to Caleb Williams.
No. 14 Baylor (7-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) at TCU (3-5, 1-4), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Baylor by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda remembers being a broke young coach watching bootleg tapes of Gary Patterson to learn how he taught and ran his defenses.
When Aranda and 14th-ranked Baylor play Saturday at TCU, it will be the first time since 1997 that Patterson won't be on the sideline during a Horned Frogs game.
Not even TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati envisioned such an abrupt ending to Gary Patterson's more than two decades as head coach of the Horned Frogs.
“Frankly, it’s a place that it was almost kind of unimaginable not too long ago,” Donati said Tuesday, two days after the school and Patterson agreed to immediately part ways.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU and football coach Gary Patterson mutually agreed to immediately part ways Sunday before the completion of his 21st season.
The announcement came a day after the Horned Frogs (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) lost 31-12 at Kansas State, Patterson's alma mater.
There was a time not long ago when Kansas State fans desperately wanted Gary Patterson to leave Big 12 rival TCU and return to his alma mater to succeed longtime Wildcats coach Bill Snyder.
These days, many Horned Frogs fans would be fine seeing him go.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's often-stingy defense is in an unfamiliar place among the triple-digit crowd in the NCAA rankings, with two losses when scoring in the 30s after years of coach Gary Patterson preaching the Horned Frogs only needed one more point than the other team.
Gary Patterson compare efforts by defenses to keep pace with changing offenses to the on-and-off fashion cycle of the paisley tie.
In the nearly four decades that Patterson has been in college football, including two decades as TCU’s head coach, he’s seen great defenses come and go, especially in a score-happy league like the Big 12.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kendre Miller rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns, Zach Evans had 143 yards and two scores without a carry after halftime and TCU ran past Texas Tech 52-31 on Saturday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech and TCU were both coming off unsettling losses when they played last weekend. They responded with different results, and now face each other.
The Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) bounced back by winning at West Virginia.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson said assistant Jerry Kill sustained a concussion when he got knocked down during a postgame scuffle after a home loss to SMU over the weekend and accused his opponent of plotting a provacative flag planting at midfield.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Quentin Johnston caught two of Max Duggan's three TD passes, with the go-ahead score coming on a nifty catch-and-run as TCU beat California 34-32 on Saturday to remain undefeated against Pac-12 teams under coach Gary Patterson.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson has never lost to a Pac-12 team, surviving a few overtime games through the years and an interception-filled postseason game against California.
That bowl game three seasons ago was TCU's only previous meeting against the Golden Bears (0-1), and its last against a Pac-12 team until hosting them on Saturday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Duggan threw for a touchdown and was one of four TCU players with a rushing score as the Horned Frogs routed lower-division Duquesne 45-3 in an opener shortened in the second half Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU is going into its 10th season in the Big 12, a conference headed toward a more seismic shift than the one that made the Horned Frogs a Power Five team.
The Frogs have proven themselves quite worthy of that status.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas ran out of comebacks against Max Duggan and TCU.
The Horned Frogs quarterback ran for the go-ahead score with 4 minutes left and the defense made it stand with a goal-line fumble recovery to beat No...
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FORT WORTH, Texas - Bedlam indeed in the Big 12 Conference, and not just in Oklahoma.
Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield had a possible Heisman Trophy moment in arguably the wildest game in the rivalry actually known as Bedlam.
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DALLAS (AP) — TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely Thursday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated — his second brush with trouble this year and one that clouds the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs' push for a Big 12 title.