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Alas, a TCU football season has come and gone. The Frogs finished 11-3 after beating Stanford at the Valero Alamo Bowl 39-37 on Thursday, so as the season — and the year — comes to a close, let’s reflect on some of our favorite moments.
This was the moment TCU made a statement — beating an SEC team on the road. The Frogs showed they had one of the best defenses in the country by holding the Hogs to one touchdown and closing the game with a dominating 28-7 win. The game was part of a seven-game winning streak that ended late October with a loss to a rising Iowa State team.
The Hail Mary vs. SMU.
Still one of the coolest things that happened this season.
College GameDay coming to TCU.
The week that then-No. 16 TCU played then-No. 6 Oklahoma State, some fans wondered why ESPN’s College GameDay chose Times Square for its locale rather than Stillwater for one of the biggest matchups of the year. But it all worked out for the Frogs — two weeks later, when TCU played West Virginia, the crew arrived at TCU’s campus, and fan signs were on point.
Kenny Hill doing everything...twice.
Quarterback Kenny Hill had his ups and downs this season, but he did have some great moments on the field — like during the West Virginia game, when he threw, caught and ran for a touchdown all in one day. He did it again at the Alamo Bowl, becoming the only FBS player to do it twice this season.
Shawn Robinson’s start vs. Texas Tech.
Hill sat out of the Texas Tech game due to injury, which meant true freshman Shawn Robinson would make the first start of his TCU career. And boy, he impressed, leading the team to a 27-3 win in Lubbock. His promising performance, coupled with TCU’s signing of the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, Justin Rogers, is enough to make Frog fans excited for 2018.
Because, for Frog fans, beating Baylor is always a good moment.
Every sack Ben Banogu and Mat Boesen ever made.
These two. The defensive ends combined for 20 sacks this season.
Making the Big 12 Championship.
TCU started the season unranked but wound up playing for the conference title. Yes, the Frogs lost, but climbing your way from the ground up — that’s classic TCU. The team has a lot to be proud of this year.
Gary Patterson and TCU football players bringing down the house at the Alamo Bowl Talent Show.
Gary Patterson: head coach/guitar/vocals. Pakamiaiaea Davis: fullback/guitar/vocals. Stacy Boyd: running back/vocals. James Terry Jr.: defensive tackle/saxophone. These guys can start a band.
The Alamo Bowl comeback...again.
Much like the 2015 Alamo Bowl, TCU trailed early in the game, down by as much as 18 points in the second quarter when Stanford led 21-3. But — much like the 2015 Alamo Bowl — the Frogs came back with a second half storm and broke a few records too. Jalen Reagor’s 93-yard touchdown catch and Desmon White’s 76-yard punt return touchdown were the longest in Alamo Bowl History.