|No. 15 TCU looks to avoid letdown against Wyoming|
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|Friday, 24 October 2008 09:26|
Instead, the TCU coach wants his 15th-ranked Horned Frogs to focus on a seven-letter word: Wyoming.
``A lot of people don't like four-letter words,'' Patterson said. ``I don't like three-letter words. We're not talking BYU anymore and we're not talking about the BCS.''
TCU (7-1, 4-0 Mountain West) ended BYU's 16-game winning streak by beating the Cougars 32-7 last Thursday. After that rousing victory, the Horned Frogs debuted at No. 14 in the initial Bowl Championship Series standings.
Before thinking about crashing the BCS party, Patterson said, TCU needs to turn its attention to a game Saturday against Wyoming.
that you worry.''
Patterson's concerns go back to last year's game against Wyoming (2-5, 0-4).
The Cowboys piled up 232 rushing yards and handled TCU's offense in their 24-21 victory. Wyoming led 24-6 before the Horned Frogs scored twice in the final seven minutes.
The memories from last year's loss are still fresh for the Frogs.
``We don't want to overlook anybody,'' TCU wide receiver Jeremy Kerley said. ``We go out there and we take everybody the same.''
Wyoming, a 31-point underdog, has lost all its conference games by at least 20 points. The Cowboys have dropped four straight and are coming off a 40-7 setback to No. 12 Utah on Oct. 11.
``We are due to play a great football game,'' Wyoming coach Joe Glenn said. ``I believe with all my heart that something good is about to happen to this football team. The sooner the better.''
The Cowboys face a Horned Frogs defense which is allowing 21 yards rushing and 218.7 total yards per game - both No. 1 nationally.
Wyoming, the lowest scoring team in the country at 9.0 points per game, will try and combat that with the running back tandem of Devin Moore and Wynel Seldon, who both had 100 yards on the ground in last year's meeting with TCU. But
TCU also leads the nation with 33 sacks. Jerry Hughes, who has 11, had four sacks against BYU.
atched their game with BYU knows what they're capable of doing. They're playing lights out.''
TCU's run this season is reminiscent of the one it had five years ago.
In 2003, the Horned Frogs won its first 10 games and were No. 6 the BCS rankings. TCU's hopes of playing in a big bowl game were dashed after losing two of their next three games.
``The key to it is if you don't win, it doesn't make any difference,'' Patterson said.
AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this report.