Students weigh in on Saturday’s Horned Frog-Longhorn faceoff

As the anticipation continues to build for Saturday’s game between the Horned Frogs and the Texas Longhorns, students campuswide are sounding off with their opinions of who will come out victorious in Austin. Sophomore Jack Wilson said TCU stands a pretty good chance especially if the Frogs bring its renowned defense to Darrell K. Royal Stadium.

“TCU needs to pass rush,” said Wilson, an international relations major. “If we can get performance out of both defensive ends like we got against Baylor and can actually put decent pressure on the quarterback, we stand a really good chance of winning.”

Not all TCU students are convinced that the Frogs have a shot against UT. Freshman prebusiness major Carlton Stewart said he hopes TCU wins, but if he were to bet on the game, he would take UT.

“We’re coming in with Tommy Blake out and Aaron Brown hurt, and the line is at nine and a half, so it’s a pretty big line,” Stewart said of the uncertain statuses surrounding Blake and Brown.

As former members of the defunct Southwest Conference, TCU and UT used to face each other on a regular basis with most games ending in a similiar fashion: a Longhorns win. The Longhorns own a considerable edge in the all-time series with a 60-20-1 record against the Frogs – a winning percentage of nearly 75 percent.

Current point spreads for the game must have noticed the trend, and have given UT a nine- to nine and a half-point advantage for the game.

History and point spreads aside, students such as senior accounting major Jonathan Leer expressed no hesitation or doubt, as he predicted a TCU win.

“It’s going to be TCU, lets just be honest with each other,” Leer said. “Our defense was on (against Baylor). We had Andy Dalton stepping up in the pocket … he looks great over the middle.

With a TCU win, Leer said the streets of Austin would go crazy with Frogs fans.

“Sixth Street will definitely be bleeding with purple,” he said.