Could there be some backfield concern for TCU ahead of yet another huge matchup in its surprise run toward a potential playoff spot?
Very late in Saturday’s last-second win over West Virginia in Morgantown, B.J. Catalon suffered some type of upper-torso injury. When asked if the running back has been able to participate in practice this week, head coach Gary Patterson said, “Not at the point.”
Officially, Catalon is listed as questionable for No. 6 TCU’s game Saturday against No. 7 Kansas State.
K-State currently leads the Big 12 with a perfect 5-0 mark, while TCU is tied with Baylor at 4-1. The latter of the tied teams, however, owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over the former. The Bears and Wildcats, meanwhile, will square off in the regular-season finale in what could serve as, depending how the next four weekends go, a de facto conference championship game.
As for Catalon and the here and now, his loss would be a significant one to TCU’s running game. The junior currently leads the Horned Frogs with 493 yards, with 14 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown coming out of the backfield for good measure. He has scored 10 of TCU’s 22 rushing touchdowns.