One of the college football programs that have really taken off over the last 15 years, TCU has made a bowl every year since 1999 except 2003. In 2012, they finally had competition that fit their talent level after years in the Mountain West Conference, and they felt it. After four straight years with at least 11 wins, TCU stumbled through a 7-5 season with a loss in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The defense was great in the first major-conference season, allowing 22.6 points per game (30th in the country), but the offense was generally mediocre. Trevone Boykin was fine filling in for starting quarterback Casey Pachall, who missed time with off-field issues. Pachall’s return should help the offense big time. He’ll need to develop new receivers, though, as leading receiver from last year Josh Boyce left early for the NFL and third receiver Skye Dawson has graduated. That leaves junior Brandon Carter, sophomore Ladarius Brown, and a bunch of unknowns. The running game wasn’t good last year behind Boykin, B.J. Catalon, and Matthew Tucker, none of whom rushed for more than 600 yards. It should be Catalon’s job to lose now that Tucker is gone, but Waymon James was terrific at running back in 2011 (7.2 yards per carry) and he should get more playing time. The transition to the Big 12 wasn’t as bad as many expected last year, but a brutal road schedule (at Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State) will hold them back from a double-digit win season.
The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs play in the Big 12 Conference. Previously, the Horned Frogs had been dominating the Mountain West Conference. The Horned Frogs operate under head coach Gary Patterson at Amon Carter Stadium, which holds just over 44,000 fans. White, purple, and black alma matter are all over the NFL as many players have made it, most notably including: New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, Indianapolis Colts defensive end Jerry Hughes, and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In the 2009 season the Horned Frogs made their first BCS bowl trip since the 40’s, and they did it again a year later as they won the Rose Bowl, defeating the Big Ten’s Wisconsin. In 2011 the Horned Frogs felt they were robbed out of a BCS game as they finished 11-2, ending the year with a win in the Poinsettia Bowl. Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on the action this year as TCU tries to prove to the nation they are as good as any team in college football. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for all your college football needs this season!