TCU Loses a Game This Weekend

TCU Football_Coach Gary Patterson
Former TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson during game play. | Image by Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports

TCU, a program widely credited as the fourth most successful in collegiate history continued its bumpy ride through 2021 on October 30 up in Manhattan, KS.

Outplayed by host Kansas State Wildcats, Texas Christian University returned home with a 31-14 loss, 3-5 overall season record, and 1-4 Big 12 Conference, where they linger in ninth place among the ten-member group.

Although trailing 21-5 at the half and losers by 17 at the finish, TCU actually matched strides with Kansas State in some generally reliable indicators.

The Frogs collected 17 first-downs to 16 for the winners; they outgained Kansas State by 10 rushing yards; penalty yardage was even in the mid-forties, as was the time of possession, in which TCU held a minute advantage.

All of these stats aside, the Wildcats demonstrated their dominance in yards gained per pass attempt; Wildcats came in with 11.5 yards while the Frogs had fewer than seven.

Coach Kill steps into a loaded deck. A November 6 home date with Baylor is followed by a road trip to Oklahoma State, each of these opponents gaining strength and confidence as the season has evolved.

End of November dates appear easier against the now 1-8 Kansas Jayhawks followed by a season-closing road trip game against the now 5-3 Iowa State Cyclones.

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