KillerFrogs Scattershooting with Hunter Nix
The first time I saw Tevailance Hunt he was at TCU camp. It seemed like he scored a touchdown every time he caught the ball in 1 on 1’s. I was impressed, I’d heard he picked up a TCU offer, and I decided to watch some film on him. When I watched Hunt’s junior tape I saw a kid who was pretty good. He was fast, caught the ball well, and he ran after the catch well etc. Worthy of a TCU offer and I was happy the Frogs got his commitment in early August. Fast forward to last week, I watched his new mid-season senior highlight film and I AM ECSTATIC. Through 6 games for Texas High in Texarkana, Hunt has 40 catches for 625 yds. and 10 TDs. Hunt was good, now he is great. I can’t say enough about the guy. Every time he catches the ball he looks like he shot out of a cannon. Everyone else is running in slow motion around him. Check out our latest stud below!
Jacob Clark is a name you need to know for 2019. He recently picked up a TCU offer, which was his first. Clark is a 6’5” 210 lb. QB from Rockwall, TX. He is not the runner that TCU’s recent quarterbacks have been, but he has a huge arm and is mobile enough to elude pressure. Expect him to rack up a lot of offers going forward.
Stats to know: Kenny Hill has been everything Frog fans could hope for this season. He has a 70.2 completion percentage (which would beat the current TCU record of 66.5% handily), has thrown for 1728 yds. and 15 TDs versus 3 interceptions. Hill has been equally impressive under pressure this year. He is best among FBS QBs with 5 passing touchdowns versus no interceptions when under pressure through week 8. That low interception number is important as Hill threw the most single season interceptions in TCU history a year ago.
Matchup of the week: Hakeem Butler and Allen Lazard vs. TCU Secondary
Iowa State has two big WRs in Hakeem Butler (6’6”) and Allen Lazard (6’5”). TCU fans might remember Lazard having 5 catches for 147 yds. and a TD when the Frogs played at Iowa State in 2015. And then in 2016 he was shut down having only 1 catch for 8 yds. This game could come down to who makes the last big play and this TCU secondary has been up to the challenge all season. The speedy but undersized TCU back end has played against big receivers, like David Sills and Courtland Sutton, and will need to play well again to beat an upstart Iowa State team.
Prediction vs ISU: I am optimistic that this team goes out and handles its business against a very solid Iowa State team. The cold and snow could keep the score down in the contest, but I think that favors the Frogs. TCU will control both lines of scrimmage in this game and return to running the football as it had in weeks past. This one might be close at half, but our Horned Frogs pull away late in the 3rd and win by a couple of scores. Give me TCU 35-21.
Tweets of the Week:
Nick Orr has been strong against the run for TCU this season. pic.twitter.com/rpRKumdBmW
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) October 25, 2017
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) October 25, 2017
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) October 27, 2017
Kyle Hicks has been a welcome re-addition to that TCU backfield. pic.twitter.com/GEJsDfITTU
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) October 26, 2017
We will all have good days and not as good of days but one part that will never change is what we always say "Go Frogs"!
— Gary Patterson (@TCUCoachP) October 26, 2017
2018 TCU Football Schedule:
Sept. 1 – Southern
Sept. 8 – at SMU
Sept. 15 – vs. Ohio State^
Sept. 22 – at Texas*
Sept. 29 – Iowa State*
– BYE –
Oct. 11 – Texas Tech*
Oct. 20 – Oklahoma*
Oct. 27 – at Kansas*
Nov. 3 – Kansas State*
Nov. 10 – at West Virginia*
Nov. 17 – at Baylor*
Nov. 24 – Oklahoma State*
Dec. 1 – Big 12 Championship Game^
^AT&T Stadium; Arlington, Texas
*Big 12 game