Rainy conditions impact No. 16 Football’s routine in victory over SMU

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Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Thunderstorms rolled through the Metroplex Friday evening, suspending the Battle for the Iron Skillet by two hours.Overcoming a shaky start, the Horned Frogs were able to regroup and rout the SMU Mustangs, 42-12, and keep the Iron Skillet in Fort Worth.“[We have] a lot of work to do, keep working,” Head Coach Gary Patterson said. “Just got to keep getting stronger and better.”Opening kick-off was delayed until 8:57 p.m., but the coaching staff anticipated the postponement and packed accordingly.Patterson said the team bought extra food.“I made sure, when they said we wouldn’t start at 7 p.m., that we went and passed out extra because we ate pregame at 3 p.m.,” Patterson said. “You kind of have to have a plan and do the things you need to do.”The 8:57 p.m. kickoff time was the latest in Patterson’s 18-year tenure as the head coach.The delay seemed to have an impact on the Horned Frogs early in the contest. SMU marched down the field in their first drive for 75 yards and scored in less than two minutes. Against North Texas last week, the Mustangs accumulated only 46 yards and scored zero points in the first three quarters.Wide receiver Jaelen Austin knew the Mustangs would come out fighting.“It’s an amazing rivalry,” Austin said. “It’s always going to be a Super Bowl atmosphere type of game. Both sides want to win that game. It’s an intense matchup.”Before the Horned Frogs began to pull away in the second half, TCU and SMU played a close game, per usual. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Quarterback Shawn Robinson was not on his game early, as well. The rainy conditions seemed to have an effect on the throwing game as Robinson could not connect with his receivers.“It was tough but we practice with a wet ball,” Robinson said. “We’re used to it. Coach did a good job of keeping us focused.”Robinson anticipated a strong start from the Mustangs, especially playing on their home field.“Definitely on the road, you expect a team to come out like that,” Robinson said. “We took it and just kept working.”Robinson spent the delay reading. He said he’s an avid reader and was reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter to keep his mind calm and focused.After the first quarter, the Mustangs outgained the Horned Frogs 114-66 yards and outscored the Horned Frogs 9-0.“We are young but mature minded,” Austin said. “Stay focused and locked in. We weren’t worried too much about it.”The defense responded well to the adversity and buckled down, allowing only three points and 128 yards for the remainder of the game.Banogu’s forced fumble for a touchdown was the sixth of his career. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“We just got to understand that you have to run the whole plan when you’re playing people who are as good as you are,” Patterson said. “We were able to do more of that in our defense today. For us to be a dominant offense, we need to do much more than we did tonight.”Robinson finished tonight’s game completing 15 of 28 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception, but he was not content with his performance.“I need to be more accurate and make plays,” Robinson said.Robinson is confident his performance will get better with experience.Of TCU’s 42 points, Robinson only accounted for 14. He recorded an 18-yard rushing touchdown and a 42-yard pass to wide receiver KaVontae Turpin.Most of their points came off irregular plays. Austin recovered a fumble in the end zone by running back Sewo Oloniulua, linebacker Alec Dunham recorded a scoop-and-score touchdown after defensive end Ben Banogu forced a fumble and Turpin recorded a 78-yard punt return.Patterson called the punt return a “game-changing” play that sparked the team’s turn around.“You never know where your momentum comes from,” Patterson said. “He’s a difference maker. Every year he has one. He always practices hard, loves the game and always plays hard. You’re just looking for guys who love the games.”With the victory, TCU opens the season with a 2-0 record for the 11th time in Patterson’s 18 seasons. The win was Patterson’s 15th win over SMU in 17 attempts.The Horned Frogs will face their strongest opponent of the early season next weekend when Ohio State travels to Arlington, Texas. Defensive lineman Corey Bethley said the team is looking at Ohio State like they would prepare for any other opponent.“To be successful, we just need to execute whatever’s called,” Robinson said.Kick-off against the Buckeyes is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Previous articleSparked by Turpin, Football overcome early struggles to rout Mustangs, 42-12Next articleReview: “Operation Finale” misses an opportunity Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Facebook + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Shawn Robinson said the team practices with a wet ball and should have executed better early. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Nesconset Man Convicted of Fatal Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nesconset man was convicted Tuesday of killing a 23-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash in Hauppauge three years ago.A Suffolk County jury found Craig Williams guilty of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, a felony.Authorities said the 40-year-old man was driving on Route 347 when he struck Thomas Wik, also of Nesconset, shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Williams was arrested five months later and is free on $25,000 bail.Garden City-based attorney Stephen Scaring was reportedly appointed as a special prosecutor in the case because Williams’ father was an investigator with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.Judge Stephen Braslow is scheduled to sentence Williams on Jan. 13.last_img read more

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Black Stars open camp in Nairobi

first_imgThe Black Stars have opened their camp in Nairobi ahead of Saturday’s decisive 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi in Lilongwe.18 players had reported to camp by Tuesday morning with the remaining three expected to join the team later in the day.Italy-based Kwadwo Asamoah and Evian duo of Jonathan Mensah and Rabiu Mohammed are the only players yet to report to camp.The Black Stars will hold their first training session on Tuesday evening.They will be training in Nairobi until Friday when they leave for Lilongwe where the match will be played.Ghana lead Malawi 2-0 going into the second leg of their final-round qualifier in Lilongwe on Saturday. The aggregate winners will play at next year’s finals in South Africa.last_img read more

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