November 5, 2013

TCU players up for the challenge at Iowa State

Even though Iowa State is at the bottom of the Big 12 standings, the Frogs know that going into Ames, Iowa and getting a win won't be easy. TCU still has a lot to play for and they need a win on Saturday if they hope to make it to a bowl game once again this season.

TCU CB Kevin White spoke to the media today and said the team was all on the same page. "All the players want to go to a bowl. We understand we can win these last three. We don't want to send the seniors out on a losing streak." White also knows that getting a win on the road won't be easy, but the TCU defense is prepared. "They are tough at home. It's another Big 12 school. They all run pretty much the same things. Run the ball, play action, try to get deep throws. We understand the task at hand."

The task for Kevin White on Saturday could become taller if CB Jason Verrett cannot play opposite of him. Coach Patterson said Verrett is questionable for Saturday's game which would be a big loss for the Frogs defense. "Hopefully he does play. I love having him out there and being alongside each other. I hope he can play this game" White added.

One issue that has plagued the TCU offense this season has been dropped passes. Frogs WR Josh Doctson was asked about the drops and he said "It's definitely a mindset thing. You have to have a short memory." When asked if the WR's were just trying to do too much, Doctson said it was just a mental thing and that the group "holds themselves to a high standard."

The wide outs played better against West Virginia with three different WR's having a career high in receptions. One of those receivers was Trevone Boykin. Doctson said that having Boykin at WR did make a difference and that Boykin brought his leadership from the QB position to the WR position, 'he's a quarterback. They are team leaders.'

"Guys want to win. It's not fun losing" said Kevin White. The Frogs have a chance of breaking their three game losing streak this weekend against Iowa State. The team has a steep hill to climb to get into a bowl game, but "it's a challenge we are looking forward to" White said.

The TCU players know what's on the line and what has to be done. Now they have to just go out and take care of business.

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