Despite coming off a statement win over Oklahoma Oct. 12 and facing a 3-4 TCU squad, Texas opened the week as a slight underdog for their Saturday matchup against the Horned Frogs in Fort Worth.
Casey Pachall’s status remains a mystery, and TCU lost 24-10 to Oklahoma State last weekend. And yet, Vegas still likes TCU.
It’s probably due to the TCU home field advantage, but Texas quarterback Case McCoy offered an alternative explanation:
Case McCoy on why TCU is favorite vs. Texas: “Probably because I’m the quarterback, right?”
— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 21, 2013
David Ash won’t play for Texas, meaning McCoy — who’s completed 61 percent of his passes for 764 yards with four touchdowns and one interception — remains Texas’ guy at quarterback. He completed 13 of 21 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns and a pick against Oklahoma.
That’s not terrible, but McCoy is who he is. He drove that home with another self-deprecating quote on Monday:
Case McCoy: “I’m not gonna impress you on paper at all…if I could grow a couple inches, I would.”
— Bob Ballou (@KEYESportsBob) October 21, 2013
If McCoy is injured, Texas will go with freshman Tyrone Swoopes. But given how good these quotes are, let’s hope that doesn’t happen.