Sep 15, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Christian Horned Frogs defensive end Stansly Maponga (90) rushes against Kansas Jayhawks offensive lineman Gavin Howard (70) in the second half at Memorial Stadium. TCU won the game 20-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Staff Roundtable: Did TCU Prove Anything In Win Over Kansas?


This week, we are loaded with four big Week 3 questions: will Kansas need their rushing game to be consistently strong if they want to win games, what do the Jayhawks need to improve this week before they play Northern Illinois, will the Horned Frogs be a contender in the Big 12 this season, and can Kansas State beat Oklahoma this week.

Third, Through the Phog discusses what they thought of TCU from the game against Kansas in Week 3. Also, the staff talks about if TCU can be a contender in the Big 12 or will they be a middle of the road conference team?

Can the Horned Frogs contend in the Big 12 and where will they finish at the end of the season?

George: TCU has a very talented offense and defense. If they can cut down on the miscues on the offensive side of things then they can for sure contend for the division title. Casey Pachall has the skills to be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. The Horned Frogs defense lost a number of key guys from last seasons squad, even still they can be great.

Ricky: The thing that bothers me about TCU is that I feel like the offense cannot do great against better Big 12 defenses. Kansas’ defense dominated the TCU offense in Week 3 and if Dayne Crist could have put some points on the board then the Jayhawks would have won. TCU will do fine against teams like Baylor, Texas Tech, and maybe even Iowa State. The problem I see for the Horned Frogs is comes in their last four games of the season.

In these games, TCU will play West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas, and Oklahoma. In other words, they will play all ranked opponents and the “elite” teams of the Big 12 conference. I will give the Horned Frogs eights wins this season, but that number could be seven because I feel like Iowa State could even beat the Horned Frogs this year.

Each week, the staff at Through the Phog will react on the previous day’s games in Big 12 football and other news that happens in the conference. We are always welcoming of comments that you might have on the topics covered each week. Our current staff includes lead editor George Pike, along with staff writer, Ricky Widmer.

Tags: Big 12 Football Kansas Jayhawks TCU Horned Frogs

  • Josh Man

    Kansas did not dominate TCU defensively. Did you even watch the game? There were four turnovers in the redzone by TCU (only one actually forced by Kansas) and a missed, chip-shot field goal. That’s 31 points left on the field. Even if you take away the possible score from the one turnover that Kansas actually forced (the Pachall fumble where there was no blocking by the o-line), that’s 24 points left on the field. Take away the TCU mistakes and the score is 44-6. How is that a dominating defensive effort by Kansas?

  • kevin

    Ricky… you should probably stop writing about college football until you have watched your first game. Moron. TCU’s offense did not get dominated by anything the “great” state of kansas has to offer, and they never will. Watch the game, or at least look at stats before you think for one second that Kansas EVER had a shot in this game, or in any games the rest of the year.

  • biffula

    “Kansas’ defense dominated the TCU offense in Week 3″ Ricky is dumber than a box of hammers or he didn’t watch the game. Kansas’ defense didn’t dominate Tcu’s offense. Not one bit. TCU shot themselves in the foot. 3 times inside of Kansas 10 yard line. If TCU had scored those 3 times or even just 2 of them, people would be talking about TCU in a whole different light. I hate lazy and/or stupid journalists.