Frogs not jumping for joy, yet

Originally Published: October 22, 2003
By Eric Crawford | Special to
You could say that TCU is flirting with disaster. You could also say that the Horned Frogs are beating disaster.

Last week's 27-24 victory over UAB was a textbook example. The game was closer than it should have been, given TCU's lofty rankings and UAB's youth. But the Blazers led by eight points midway through the fourth quarter, and TCU quarterback Tye Gunn had gone to the bench with a groin injury.

More injuries, more obstacles. But it was more of the same from TCU. The Horned Frogs battled back behind backup quarterback Brandon Hassell to remain one of five undefeated teams in NCAA Division I-A, their BCS hopes still in tact.