Dec 5, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Derius Davis (12) catches a pass against Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Rodarius Williams (8) in the first quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

TCU, Louisiana Tech look to add one more win to resumes

TCU will host Louisiana Tech on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas, in a game that wasn’t even on the schedule until Dec. 2.

Blame it on 2020. In a season of stops and starts created by the concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the two teams were determined to get in another game.

The dustup with Louisiana Tech replaces the Horned Frogs’ originally scheduled game against SMU that was first postponed and then canceled. The Bulldogs have lost three games to cancelations and another (a potential rescheduling of a game against Rice) is still in limbo.

The Horned Frogs (5-4) have won four of their past five games, including a rousing 29-22 win last Saturday at home against then-No. 15 Oklahoma State. The week’s game will be TCU’s only regular-season nonconference contest.

TCU quarterback Max Duggan had 369 yards of total offense (265 passing, 104 rushing) last Saturday as the Horned Frogs earned their third win over Oklahoma State in the past four years. TCU totaled 501 yards of offense thanks in part to two 100-yard receivers (Derius Davis, 139, and Quentin Johnston, 114) and a 100-yard rusher (Duggan, 104).

Safety Trevon Moehrig made the game-saving defensive play against Oklahoma State, nabbing a one-handed interception in the back of the end zone late in the fourth quarter.

“These guys played a lot of football last year and this year, and they trust each other,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said after the victory. “When you get your guys to where they like to play with each other and have a good time, good things happen. They’ve been having a good time the last four or five weeks. At the end of the day, you’ve got to score one more. You’ve got to hold them to one less.”

Louisiana Tech (5-3) was on the field for the first time in more than a month on Dec. 3, when it outlasted North Texas 42-31 on the road.

The win, the Bulldogs’ second in a row, came on the distant heels of a 37-34 victory in double overtime over UAB on Oct. 31, with two cancelations and two postponements coming in between.

“It had been a long time since we were out on the field,” Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz said after the North Texas contest. “I know our players were excited to be back out there. It has taken a lot out of us when games kept getting canceled. I was a little worried about rust, but I wasn’t worried about the team competing. We played physical, and we played hard.”

Israel Tucker was the star for the Bulldogs against North Texas, rushing for 161 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries.

Tucker, who was named Conference USA co-offensive player of the week for his performance, became the first Louisiana Tech runner to carry the ball 30 or more times since Lennon Creer in 2011. His 37 carries weare the fourth most in program history and the most since 2004.

TCU and Louisiana Tech are meeting for just the second time and first since the Horned Frogs defeated the Bulldogs, 31-24, in the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Sep 30th, 7:30 PM

Virginia +4 -110

Miami-FL -4 -110

@

Oct 1st, 7:30 PM

Houston +4 -110

Tulsa -4 -110

@

Oct 1st, 8:00 PM

Iowa (5) -3 +100

Maryland +3 +100

@

Oct 1st, 9:00 PM

BYU (13) -7.5 -110

Utah State +7.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Arkansas (8) +18.5 -107

Georgia (2) -18.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Tennessee +3 -107

Missouri -3 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh -3.5 -107

Georgia Tech +3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Western Michigan -6.5 -110

Buffalo +6.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Texas -5 -110

TCU +5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Duke +16 -110

North Carolina -16 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Toledo -26.5 -107

Massachusetts +26.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Charlotte +9 -107

Illinois -9 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Memphis -11.5 -107

Temple +11.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -107

Purdue -2.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Michigan (14) +4.5 -107

Wisconsin -4.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:30 PM

Louisville +7 +103

Wake Forest (24) -7 +103

@

Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

Appalachian State -9 -107

Georgia State +9 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

USC -6.5 -107

Colorado +6.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Louisiana-Monroe +31.5 -110

Coastal Carolina (16) -31.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Eastern Michigan +2 -110

NIU -2 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Cincinnati (7) +1.5 -107

Notre Dame (9) -1.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Troy +8.5 -107

South Carolina -8.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ole Miss (12) +16.5 -110

Alabama (1) -16.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (3) -7 -107

Stanford +7 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Florida International (FIU) +10 -110

Florida Atlantic -10 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Syracuse +3.5 -110

Florida State -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Bowling Green +14.5 -107

Kent State -14.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Central Michigan +1 -107

Miami-OH -1 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio -9 -107

Akron +9 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Texas Tech +7 -110

West Virginia -7 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oklahoma (6) -9.5 -110

Kansas State +9.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

UCF -14 -107

Navy +14 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Nevada +6 -110

Boise State -6 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Tulane -3.5 -110

East Carolina +3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio State (11) -14.5 -110

Rutgers +14.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

Arkansas State +3.5 -110

Georgia Southern -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

USF +19.5 -107

SMU -19.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 5:00 PM

Army -7.5 -107

Ball State +7.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 5:30 PM

Washington State +7 -107

California -7 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

Florida (10) -7.5 -107

Kentucky +7.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

UNLV +19 -110

UTSA -19 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

LA Tech +19.5 -107

NC State (23) -19.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Southern Miss +3 -107

Rice -3 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Air Force -10.5 -110

New Mexico +10.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Kansas +32.5 -107

Iowa State -32.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Mississippi State +9 -110

Texas A&M (15) -9 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Baylor (21) +3.5 -107

Oklahoma State (19) -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Marshall -10.5 -107

Middle Tennessee +10.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Liberty +1.5 -107

UAB -1.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Boston College +14.5 -110

Clemson (25) -14.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

UCONN +13.5 -110

Vanderbilt -13.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

WKU +8 -107

Michigan State (17) -8 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Northwestern +10 -107

Nebraska -10 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Indiana +10.5 -107

Penn State (4) -10.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -9.5 -107

South Alabama +9.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Washington -3 -107

Oregon State +3 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Auburn (22) +3.5 -110

LSU -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Old Dominion +3.5 -107

UTEP -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

Arizona State +3.5 -107

UCLA (20) -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

New Mexico State +26 -107

San Jose State -26 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 11:00 PM

Fresno State (18) -11 -107

Hawaii +11 -107

@

Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

Coastal Carolina (16)

Arkansas State

@

Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

Houston

Tulane

@