ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit thinks Big 12 title could propel TCU into College Football Playoff

TCU failed to enter the top-10 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday, but one expert isn’t counting the Horned Frogs out just yet.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said on the rankings show that TCU still owns a path to the College Football Playoff if things fall exactly in order for the Horned Frogs on Saturday — starting with an upset over No. 3 Oklahoma.

“I still think if TCU wins, they are in position to have the committee really have to weight them heavily, and does TCU all of a sudden become the Oklahoam of the Big 12? Go through their resume and two losses — what’s wrong with TCU? Is it because they’re out of sight and out of mind and on the second graphic? Do we just forget about TCU? I don’t think the commitee will if they somehow knock off Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma. It wouldn’t shock me at all to see Gary Patterson and TCU get the benefit of the doubt and get in the top 4.” — Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN.

The Horned Frogs previously fell to Oklahoma, 38-20, on Nov. 11 but shutout the Sooners in the second half. TCU has only allowed 6 second-half points dating back to Oct. 14 at Kansas State.

TCU has never made the College Football Playoff, despite coming achingly close in 2014. If TCU wins the Big 12 title and fails to make the playoff, the Horned Frogs could become the first team of such to boast multiple conference titles since 2014 without a playoff appearance.

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