But after a 55-52 win over a good-not-great Texas Tech, it’s fair to wonder whether the Horned Frogs have done a bit too much escaping already. Even if he doesn’t match the 13 touchdowns he scored last season because of the surrounding talent, his ability to stride down the seam and make moves after the catch to break off big chunks of yardage is still evident. There is still a visceral repulsion felt by certain members of the college football establishment toward the Big 12’s particularly wanton displays of offense.
Atlanta’s Julio Jones has 32 receptions through three games, his is the most productive receiving start in National Football League history. His last pass was a deflection for a touchdown to running back Aaron Green with 23 seconds to go in the game. Johnson played for Chan Gailey, the current offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, but Thomas spent two years under current coach Paul Johnson and caught only 85 passes.
“It’s kind of hard not to notice it”, Texas receiver Marcus Johnson said of Doctson’s season. I love these lewd displays that the Big 12 keeps offering up, but there’s something nearly back-alley shameful about them. “You can pout or you can get bad about it and do something about it. We’re all mad about how the game ended but we have a top five opponent this week and another chance to show how good we are”. “Him and Boykin have been connecting and they’ve been playing well”. He even received Player of The Week from CBS Sports for hauling in 18 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Jerrod Heard was okay, and there was no reason to be in the game when it was being horribly outplayed – and with 16 penalties for 128 yards – but remember, all three of the losses came to teams now unbeaten (Notre Dame, Cal and Oklahoma State). Watch out, Michael Crabtree. TCU had just one defensive starter from last year’s Peach Bowl starting against Texas Tech, with the number seemingly dropping by the week. “These guys will be motivated, we’ll be ready to go come next week”. Head coach Charlie Strong has begun to increase reps for freshmen cornerbacks Kris Boyd, Holton Hill and Davante Davis, so at least they’ll be warmed up if they draw Doctson in coverage. K-State could be an underdog in its next six games.
Their biggest challenge now, Snyder said, may be mental. Past year was a lot different – it was not the norm. He was in the midst of an all-conference season, and was primed for a big day in his final appearance at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
In those games, like the two before it, a player was lost for the season because of injury.
It was 17-10 in the third quarter and the Chippewas had the ball when the Spartans held on fourth-and-2 from the Michigan State 37.
Kirk finished with eight catches for 173 yards.