In the beauty pageant that is the College Football Playoff the TCU Horned Frogs is starting to look
much prettier without the beer goggles.
On Thanksgiving night the Frogs took care of business and then some against the Texas Longhorns.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns and the Horned Frog defense intercepted Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoops four times leading to a 48-10 rout over the Longhorns.
It was TCU's longest margin of victory over Texas in Austin since 1956 when the Horned Frogs won 46 - 0.
TCU's defense was dominant forcing six Texas turnovers and taking advantage with 30 of the Frogs' 48 points coming off those Longhorn miscues.
"You just can't turn the ball over." Texas head coach Charlie Strong said. "It's one of those where you have to play good, clean football. We didn't play clean football tonight."
If game control is a strong metric for the College Football Playoff selection committee than TCU should impress.
The Horned Frogs jumped on Texas for 13 points in the first quarter and then put their foot to the throat of the Longhorns in the 4th quarter with 28 points.
TCU supporters are wondering is this what you have to do to break into the final four of the CFB Playoff.
"To me, everybody was talking about how important Texas was, about how good they are, at the beginning of the year." TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. "You know, you've got to keep with the same story, you can't say now that they are not any good. I mean, three quarters of the United States was picking Texas to beat us tonight. You can't be like now Texas is not any good. They are a really good football team,"
'I think the whole team came in with the mindset of being ready to play." TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson said. "Obviously I'd be lying if we weren't aware of style points and all that, but just came out and played TCU football and did what we had to do."
"At the end of the day, if you're talking about the playoffs, it's really not up to us." TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin said.
A 38 point win over Texas in Austin should carry some weight when the committee meets again and releases their poll Tuesday night.
Next up for the Horned Frogs is a home game against Iowa State and unfortunately that game won't do much for your body of work.