It’s no secret that No. 6 TCU has gotten to where it is because of its defense.
The Horned Frogs are coached by a defensive mastermind in Gary Patterson. Chad Glasgow, the defensive coordinator, is a Broyles Award nominee. Despite playing in a conference with the highest yards-per-game average of any in the nation (457.16) TCU is one of the country’s best statistical teams.
There’s plenty of metrics to prove that, but one in particular might be the most striking.
The Horned Frogs boast two of the top three defensive performances of the season in terms of yards per game. TCU allowed just 21 yards to the Kansas Jayhawks and only gave up 65 — again, that’s yards, not points — to Jackson State in the season opener.
The performance against Kansas is the best of the season, while the Jackson State game ranks third. The Horned Frogs are the only team with more than one game in the ten fewest yards allowed totals. Only Alabama, at No. 5 and No. 14, has two of the top fifteen.
TCU has a very tough test coming up. The No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners average the most yards per game of any team in the country, at a mind-blowing 608.2.
But if there’s any defense that can handle it, it’s the Horned Frogs.
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