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TCU vs. West Virginia 2012: Horned Frogs still a defensive team

The TCU Horned Frogs put up 39 points to outlast the West Virginia Mountaineers in double overtime on Saturday, 39-38, but the writers over at Frogs O' War are still not happy with the offense.

The ground game combined for 128 yards, but they don't have a real leader running the ball. The Horned Frogs had four players who rushed for 25 yards or more, but their leader was B.J. Catalon, who had 39 yards.

The passing game did show some life, as starting quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one pick, and rushed for 28 yards.

Purple Wimple of Frogs O' War brings the hard truth about the offense, and says the defense is once again carrying this team:

Alright, everybody: come to Jesus, and face a dirty, sad, discouraging truth: TCU has a terrible offense. It's nice to know the coaches will have twenty extra practices with their young team to try and change that fact. But for now-- and probably through the remainder of 2012-- TCU has two dimensions, and offense ain't one of them.

Those other two dimensions, however, are good enough to keep the Frogs in it against bad teams. Thank goodness the Big 12 has a few of those.

Now let's sing praises to the job Chad Glasgow has done turning last year's backups into this year's outstanding secondary. These guys are so good they make good linebackers, when needed. Jason Verrett: I forgive you the touchdown to Stedman Bailey in overtime; you otherwise shut down a first round NFL receiver today. Elisha Olabode, Sam Carter, Chris Hackett, Derrick Kindred: hats off to you for facing some of the best pass attacks the country has to offer, and coming off conqueror.

The offense may not change all that much the rest of the season, but to know the team's defense will be there to get them through the rest of the way has to be reassuring.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.