That Horned Frogs coming off and facing a last-second win over the Baylor Bears Hurricanes in the state of Iowa in the final game of the regular season. But for the Frogs to extend their record to 12-0, they need to execute these keys to the game.
Set up the running game:
With Quentin Johnston and Kendre Miller With these being big question marks for Saturday’s game against Iowa State, it’s imperative that the Frogs establish the running game no matter what. When all else fails, running play has been a constant for TCU, averaging 204.6 yards per game.
While Miller is a question for Saturday, Emari Demercado and Emani Bailey their names can be called to stand up and fill the void. Max Dugan could also play a crucial role in the rushing game, adding a layer of depth through its reading options.
Although the Frogs’ ground play has been outstanding this season, the Cyclones’ defense gives up just 105.2 rushing yards per game, putting them first in the Big 12. The Frogs will have quite a task Saturday, but it’s nothing what this team can do. do not do.
Protect Max Duggan:
In order for the Frogs to secure victory on Saturday, they must protect Duggan at all costs.
As TCU’s aspirations extend beyond the Big 12 championship, they must take it one game at a time and do their best to protect the bag. As seen throughout the season, Duggan is often nervous when the bag collapses and pressure builds. As such, it’s imperative that Duggan have time in his pocket to go through each of his progressions and make a well thought out attempt to pass.
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Duggan put in a tremendous performance against Baylor — while passing for just one touchdown, he completed 24 of 35 for 317 yards and led the Frogs to a game-winning drive in the 4th quarter.
Border Xavier Hutchinson:
TCU’s defense will cut their work if they’re wide receivers Xavier Hutchinson competes for the Cyclones on Saturday.
One of the most efficient receivers in the Big 12, the 22-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla. has lapped seven 100-yard games this season. In addition, he has 1,160 yards and six touchdowns.
Averaging just over 11 yards per reception, Hutchinson will be a big part of Saturday’s game. Hands down the Cyclones’ greatest threat, quarterback Hunter Dekkers will attempt to slice through the TCU defenses through its receiver.
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