Not Backing Down: Predicting the TCU Season

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Not Backing Down: Predicting the TCU Season
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Last year, the TCU Horned Frogs had one of their best seasons ever.

They finished at No. 7 in the country following a great bowl win over previously undefeated Boise State.

TCU finished at the top of the charts in a number of defensive categories, Their No.1 rushing defense (they held opponents to under 50 yards a game), No.4 passing defense, and No.2 scoring defense, added up to the No.1 overall defense in the country.

They were also first in time of possession at over 35 minutes a game. DE Jerry Hughes led the nation in sacks.

TCU destroyed then No. 9 BYU in one of last year's most dominating performances. The Frogs held Sugar Bowl-winning Utah in check for 59 minutes before losing on a remarkable drive by the Utes.

This year, Coach Gary Patterson has the Frogs ready for another great run at the top ten. With third-year starter Andy Dalton at QB, the Frogs look to improve on last year's No. 22 ranking in total offense.

Looking at the schedule, the Frogs face a couple tough battles, but seem capable of finally making it to a BCS bowl this year.

Coach Patterson has taken the Tom Petty song "I Don't Back Down" as the theme for this year's team.

Do not expect the Frogs to back away from any challenge or any team this year.

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