TCU prevailed Saturday against SMU in a contest that was unlike the Frogs' loss to Air Force last week except for one critical area: turnovers. TCU twice fumbled away the ball within a few yards of a score. In every other way, the game was as opposite its predecessor as possible: Andy Dalton struggled; the defense played progressively better throughout the game; Marcus Jackson shone in the game's longest drive; Aaron Brown played, and except for a fumble at the Mustangs' 3 yard line, played brilliantly; the Frogs didn't give up big plays-- but lost yards consistently in 5s and 10s.
But they won, and have the Iron Skillet back in their pantry.
Colorado State comes to Fort Worth, hoping to reverse a 10-game losing streak. The Rams have never beaten Gary Patterson's Frogs.