By David Beaudin
Frogs Today staff writer
FORT WORTH — In last week’s written edition of Dissecting The Frogs, I talked about cliches in football and not only how often they are used in and around the game, but I also cited cliches rooted in truth.
This week, it is time to dive into an age-old cliche that football pundits can be heard spouting before just about every contest, at just about every level:
“You need to start fast in order to win.”
The start last week for the Frogs would not have been considered fast, even if pitted in the “big-man relays” at the end of a track meet.
Yet, the Frogs subscribed to the more important cliche. They “finished strong” and were able to win a double-overtime thriller over Oklahoma State after being down 30-16 at the end of three quarters.
The Horned Frogs were methodical in their approach during the fourth quarter. However, there were a great number of key plays in the final quarter that helped TCU take the game to overtime.
We are going to take a deeper look at two of those plays.