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TCU vs. UVa: High-octane attack

This article accompanies 'Nowhere to go but up' by Cavalier Daily Senior Associate Editor Dan Stalcup.

Everyone who is around the Horned Frogs football program knows that the team will be ready for the Cavaliers on Saturday. But the Cavaliers will be prepared for the Frogs as well and looking for some revenge.

The Frogs are definitely not William & Mary, but Virginia just let a little game against what they thought was a little team fall through the cracks. Virginia is prepared for the Horned Frogs; they were prepared for the Frogs last week. They'll be waiting to bring the pain of a bad loss down on the Frogs.

Despite this, Virginia doesn't have the tools to beat an even better prepared Frog football team. In rotating three different quarterbacks, the Cavaliers will not be able to find any sort of rhythm. Even if they stick with one snap caller, the offense will not have the same level of chemistry a top collegiate team should have at this point.

As Frog fans have seen in the past, any attempt to run the ball against the Frogs is futile, as will be the case this year with All-American Jerry Hughes and linebacker Daryl Washington supporting TCU's defensive cast. To wit, coach Gary Patterson said Washington is the most athletic linebacker he has recruited.

And even if raw talent isn't enough to push the Frogs to a victory, something is brewing in the Horned Frog camp. Patterson has been very hesitant to reveal anything about his game plan or starting lineups for the Virginia matchup and even closed practices for the past week to NFL scouts. The Frogs unveiled the "Wild Frog" formation last year and found great success. Could there be a new surprise in 2009?

Be ready for a high-octane offense this Saturday ready to move the ball with power on the ground and speed through the air - and put up an abundance of points that will leave a confused Cavalier defense wondering what just hit it.

Travis Brown is the Sports Editor at the Texas Christian University Daily Skiff.


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