Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde and Ross Dellenger discuss TCU’s 17-10 win over Texas and lament another disappointing season for the Longhorns under Steve Sarkisian.
DAN WETZEL: I’m sick of Texas.
I’m done with Texas.
PAT FORDE: The University of Texas or the entire state. Or what… how do you sum it up?
DAN WETZEL: Oh no, they’re great up in Fort Worth. You are great in Fort Worth. I have nothing bad to say about Texas Christian University. Texas, mighty Texas. We are back.
Sark, big games. Stop the horned frogs. 199 total yards with Quinn Ewers as quarterback. One of 13 in third place.
PAT FORDE: Unbelievable.
DAN WETZEL: Average Game – Yards per game, 3.3, 28 yards rushing. Great job, but I give all credits to the Texas defense, TCU. We’re holding– we’re just kindly waiting for TCU to fall. They’re 10-0, babe. They squirt – they squirt blood out of their little eyes at people like the Horned Frogs do.
PAT FORDE: Yes they are.
DAN WETZEL: All the TC– the TCU students are failing because they’re all out in the desert trying to lick toads. And it’s a mess. We can’t handle it. But this is a show about misery.
Texas what was that? Nothing, done nothing, suspended for the first half. Like, what is it– what is– does Sark magically dust people? He got Arch– he got the Manning family to say, yeah, that’s the offense I want to play on. Pat, do it, make sense.
PAT FORDE: Man, the laundry, that’s all the laundry. It’s all smoke and mirrors. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Hiring Sark was, I mean, he got Texas to hire him. I do not know how. I got Arch Manning to sign me up, I don’t know how. Got everyone thinking their three-lost teams should somehow be touchdown favorites against undefeated TCU.
ROSS DELENGER: I fell for it.
DAN WETZEL: I do not know how.
ROSS DELENGER: I fell for it.
PAT FORDE: Does anyone have to think, look, I’m sorry, win with Quinn, no. What did Quinn Ewers do? He had a great game against Oklahoma, big cheers. A lot of people have great games against Oklahoma. Oklahoma sucks, OK, let’s get this straight. Laundry! Laundry!
DAN WETZEL: I like the–
PAT FORDE: Oklahoma sucks.
DAN WETZEL: –Saltiness of this podcast already. I like how salty we are.
ROSS DELENGER: Boy, right out the gate.
DAN WETZEL: Let’s go.
ROSS DELENGER: I was more surprised by Bijan – Bijan’s numbers, Bijan Robinson’s numbers, 12 carries, 29 yards. I think it’s a great defense at TCU, you know, keep doubting the Horned Frogs and wait for them to lose. And every week they end up with aces, man, this week. Credit a little in her defence.
Nobody could really stop Bijan this season. And they did. It’s an incredible game for their defensive unit.
DAN WETZEL: Yes. I mean, let’s say – let’s switch that to TCU. What a night, right? Oh, they took our old carriage. We fired our coach. Now he’s down there, he’s going to make a game plan, and we played it up.
Gary Patterson will… oh, you want to see the defense? The whole thing, everyone’s waiting for TCU to fall, including me. i am the idiot i am the idiot I’ll go– I think I was looking for tote bags. I was stoned.
I don’t have… I don’t have an excuse. And they just come out. And yes, it’s an ugly game. But guess what, I won, beat Texas 10-0. I mean, it’s just amazing what’s going on. Humiliated Texas.
PAT FORDE: That’s great.
DAN WETZEL: I mean this is embarrassing. It’s not that they lost, it’s that they’ve been so bad for so long. I think the fans left. It looked like people had left the stadium even though it was a close game.
PAT FORDE: Yeah, I mean like Texas was so pointless that the game was completely over after TCU scored two touchdowns. Really a touchdown, it felt like it was over. And then, on two touchdowns, it was finally over. I mean, Texas’ only touchdown was a fumble return. So that was a gift from TCU.
But to your point, man, massive credit for TCU. They… what they… they find ways to win. I mean look at the edges of victory. Since they destroyed Oklahoma, their winning range has been 7, 3, 10, 10, 10, 7. They’ve been in tight games and they know what to do in tight games.
You know how to run them. You know which games to name. They know how to perform. And you know, for some people, well, they weren’t there, they weren’t on that stage. They really look like they’ve been on stage because they do plays.
It’s awesome. It was a lot of fun to watch. And now they have to– they have to swing up for another road game in Baylor, close, you know, close at least, just a nice drive down the 35. Actually there are no nice drives down the 35, so from a short drive down 35.
For next week and, I mean, I’m telling you, they could maybe even afford to lose and still make the playoffs. We only have about eight teams that really have a chance.
DAN WETZEL: That’s where we get with everyone waiting for it to fall. And I think TCU is, you said eight, I think there’s nine teams left. It’s really only seven…
PAT FORDE: Right.
DAN WETZEL: –with a playoff chance. TCU obviously keeps winning. You are there, a fascinating team. And they will deserve it.