TCU felt like they should have been BCS eligible this year, but they got all they could handle from a hungry Louisiana Tech squad, and it took a fourth quarter rally from the Horned Frogs to beat the Bulldogs 31-24 in a hard fought game by both teams.
TCU linebacker Tank Carder is probably the most well-known prospect coming out of this game for 2012, and he only had four tackles and a broken up pass, but he also sniffed out a screen play early on in the game that was really impressive. I think Carder has really good range and won’t be a flashy player at the NFL level, but he could be a starter for a long time because of his instincts similar to a Ben Leber.
One player who really did impress me was Louisiana Tech junior wide receiver Quinton Patton, who played injured and had a very nice touchdown grab early in the game to give his team a lead. He has decent size and body control, and perhaps one of the coolest pre-game notes was that he and another teammate decided to give their $300 gift cards to Best Buy for playing in the bowl game to kids with the Make a Wish foundation who wanted a shopping spree.
In a year where so much negative news surrounds college football, it was nice and refreshing to hear about their selfless deed around Christmas time.