Defense Players Pressure Texas Tech for Win

November 11, 2020

Happy Veterans Day, everyone.

Be sure to thank the veterans you know for their service and sacrifice to our great nation.

The Frogs finally got their first home win of the year last Saturday over Texas Tech, 34-18 on a day when the passing game just wasn’t spinning quite right. But not to worry, Max Duggan showed why he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the Big 12, taking over the game with his legs on two runs (48 yards and 81 yards) to put the game away.

While the offense did struggle mightily at times, I was impressed with the resilience of this team. The offensive line did just enough to make room for Max to run.

Earl Barquet, playing in just his second career game, had a sack for the second straight contest. Courtesy of TCU Athletics

Earl Barquet, playing in just his second career game, had a sack for the second-straight contest. Courtesy of TCU Athletics

The defense is getting better every week and the pressure produced by a defensive line that rotates players like a Broadway dance line, is allowing this TCU defense to operate as designed. Patrick Jenkins, Earl Barquet, Soni Misi and Khari Coleman are names that we are calling on the radio more and more. That’s a good thing. That Frog defense, by the way, forced nine 3-and-outs and an interception by the Tech offense in 15 Red Raider possessions. That’ll win you some ballgames.

The Tech game was a physical one and the Frogs have to get healed up in a hurry.

Another fistfight awaits this week in a place where the big hits echo through the hills and the moonshine tailgates are legendary.

The weather in Morgantown, West Virginia, this coming Saturday will be the best the Frogs have ever experienced since joining the Big 12. The forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a balmy 55 degrees.

We’ll take a close-up look at the Mountaineers on Friday. Until then,

Kick ‘Em High!