TCU Running Game is the Key Against Oklahoma State

By Jamie Plunkett
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By now it’s rather clear that the TCU Horned Frogs aren’t very capable of moving the ball through the air. With Trevone Boykin at quarterback, most pass plays are on bubble screens and slants, with the occasional deep ball that typically falls harmlessly to the ground.

However, that doesn’t mean that TCU doesn’t have potential to have a relatively dynamic offense. They have three very good running backs in Waymon James, B.J. Catalon and Aaron Green, not to mention Boykin is also very good with his feet.

Against Oklahoma State, the running game will need to step up if the Frogs want to have a chance to win. Last week against Kansas State, the Cowboys gave up 118 rushing yards and a touchdown to a mobile quarterback, Daniel Sams. If Boykin can get loose like that, the Frogs can seriously dictate the game. When you consider the fact that Oklahoma State’s only loss this year was the result of bad passing defense, it looks like the Frogs could potentially have their best offensive game of the year.

If they can establish the running game, it may open up the passing game, giving Boykin an opportunity to make easy reads and hit open targets.

With a defense like TCU’s, the offense isn’t required to put up incredible numbers, they just need to find the endzone a few times. If they can do that on Saturday, TCU could be above .500 for the first time this season when it’s all said and done.

If they can’t, it could put the Frogs in a hole they can’t climb out of for the remainder of the season.

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