In a microcosm for the season, TCU edged Houston at the 2007 Texas Bowl, despite injuries in the backfield. Starting tailback Aaron Brown did not play; bruiser Joe Turner left the game in the first half with an ankle injury.
Seniors Ervin Dickerson, Brian Bonner, and Chase Ortiz gave stand-out performances. Andy Dalton showed flashes both of brilliance and of inexperience, at times eluding and at other times succombing to a tough pass rush.
The Frogs gave back two touchdowns because of penalties, and nearly had to test their mettle in overtime, after allowing Houston to drive nearly the whole field in the final minutes.
Chase Ortiz closed the book on the season, however, sacking the Cougars' quarterback and securing the Frogs' third straight post-season victory.
Photos: Keith Robinson