2007 TCU Horned Frogs Football Preview
2007 TCU Horned Frogs season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official TCU Horned Frogs football preview as well as the 2007 TCU Horned Frogs Football Schedule. If you are college football betting against the college football odds consider Maddux's winning NCAA football picks.
Coach: Gary Patterson (7th year at TCU)
Team Name: Horned Frogs
2006 Overall Record: 11-2
Returning Starters: 14
The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (11-2 overall, 6-2 MWC) finished in second-place in the Mountain West Conference and went on to hammer N. Illinois 37- 7 in the Poinsettia Bowl. It was the club's fifth bowl appearance in six years. One thing that's for sure is that TCU head coach Gary Patterson (54- 20 in six years) knows how to win.
The Horned Frogs put up an average of 29.2 PPG in 2006, racking up 194.6 YPG (ranked 9th nationally). The team will work with a new QB this year. It will be either sophomore Marcus Jackson or redshirted freshman Andy Dalton. Jackson (386 YDs, 2 TDs, 1 INT) played in a few games last season and looked good. Both Dalton and Jackson performed well in spring camp. The concern on offense is at wide receiver. Here's why—junior RB Aaron Brown (154 CAR, 801 YDs, 5.2 AVG, 9 TDs) returns as not just the team's leading rusher, but it's top receiver (34 REC, 455 YDs, 1 TD). Three return to the line, including second team All-Conference LG Marty Lindner. For this team to succeed, two new starters on the right side must perform well.
The good news is that the second-best defense in the nation returns nine starters. The club was rated 21st overall in passing yards allowed per game (174.1 YPG) and second in rushing (60.9 YPG). Opponents scored only 12.3 PPG (ranked 3rd nationally). Junior MLB Jason Phillips (73 tackles) returns as the leading stopper, while senior DE Tommy Blake (7 sacks) comes back as the sack leader. The secondary returns two players with three interceptions each. Here's a stat—TCU has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 20 straight games.
The Horned Frogs have a good shot at first-place in the MWC and a bowl bid. A lot depends upon the new wide outs and the right side of the O-line. Texas will be tough to beat and in-conference BYU is a swing game.
TCU Horned Frogs Football Schedule
|Sep 13||Air Force||Away|
|Sep 29||Colorado St||Home|
|Nov 3||New Mexico||Home|
|Nov 24||San Diego St||Away|
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