TCU QB Trevone Boykin just couldn’t put the Baylor Bears away in Week 7, allowing their rivals to mount a 21-point comeback in the 4th quarter.
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To say that TCU was a great team before joining the Big XII would be an understatement. TCU was one of the most dominant schools outside of the power conferences in college football under coach Gary Patterson. But ever since joining the Big XII in 2012, the Horned Frogs have gone from Mountain West juggernaut to an average- to below-average punching bag for teams like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and even West Virginia.
Giving up a 21-point lead to the Baylor Bears was inexcusable and it will likely cost the Horned Frogs any stake in either the Big XII title or a good bowl in the college football playoffs. For a team that is trying so hard to make a name for itself among the best teams and conferences in college football, TCU still has a lot of work to do as far as putting away the big games.
Here are the 5 biggest losers from Week 7 of college football:
Alabama – They are the only team on this list that won their game this week, but they certainly didn’t win it the right way. Beating the almost-hapless Arkansas Razorbacks by only 1 point after getting run out of the state of Mississippi is a terrible way to show people that you haven’t missed a step.
Arizona – Somehow it seemed almost predictable that after getting their biggest road upset win in school history they’d blow it against a hot-and-cold USC team. The Wildcats can only hope they get the UCLA team that lost to Utah and Oregon back-to-back and not the one that blew out Arizona State.
TCU – Head coach Gary Patterson might be one of the best in college football, but you have to wonder if he may be just a little bit outmatched as a member of a true power conference. This next home game against the ascending Oklahoma State Cowboys will be very telling.
Auburn – Auburn no longer controls its own destiny as it tries to return to the National Championship game. But if they can beat Ole Miss on the road in November, they may be able to wriggle their way into the playoffs.
Missouri – How does a supposed SEC title contender get blown out and shut out of its own stadium? Either the Bulldogs are just that good or maybe Missouri really is as bad as the team that lost to the Indiana Hoosiers last month.