2013 TCU College Football Schedule – TCU Opens up with LSU Season Opener

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TCU still has plenty of talent at the receiver position, but the graduation of top option Josh Boyce leaves a notable void. All Boyce did was set the single season school record with 66 catches in 2012, and he leaves Fort Worth as the program’s career leader in touchdown catches with 22. For good measure, he ranks second all-time among Frogs with 2,535 receiving yards and third with 161 receptions.

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Despite a good list of commits to this point, things have not been going well for TCU on the recruiting trail as of late.

In other words, Gary Patterson has a key piece of his offense to replace. Fortunately, he has some talented players to work with. Brandon Carter is the top returner at the position, coming off a season in which he piled up 590 receiving yards and six scores. LaDarius Brown delivered a solid effort as well, picking up 385 yards through the air to go with five touchdowns. As the Dallas Morning News points out, however, junior Cam White could be the name to watch here. All three players — and possibly even David Porter — will be a part of the passing game. But White could be the one with the pedigree to emerge as the go-to guy.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson was already tasked with replacing one defensive end once Stansly Maponga declared early for April’s NFL Draft. Patterson how has to deal with replacing his other starting end from last year after Devonte Fields was suspended for the first two games of the season. Reduced Juice Wagering Lay -105 or LESS Only at 5Dimes.com!

“Fields, the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, will miss TCU’s season opener against LSU at Cowboys Stadium and the Frogs’ game against Southeastern Louisiana ‘due to a violation of university and team policy,'” ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben reported.

Senior Jon Koontz was already projected to start opposite Fields. He’ll now carry the load as the team’s top pass rusher at the onset of the season.

Sophomore James McFarland should have the first opportunity to start in Fields’ stead. Junior Matt Anderson and sophomore Josh Carraway will compete for the starting position or work in the team’s rotation.

TCU could have an interesting option in true freshman Tevin Lawson. Lawson was recruited as the nation’s No. 6 guard. He is listed as a defensive lineman by the Horned Frogs. Lawson has the size and athleticism to play either defensive end or defensive tackle.

Patterson and his staff also have two more incoming recruits to add to the mix. Bryson Henderson and JUCO transfer Mike Tuaua will each be given the opportunity to crack the rotation.

“…it could be worse,” Mac Engel of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram wrote. “(Fields) could miss Big 12 games.

“Because that is what matters. Saturday is far more important than any other day of the week, and a Big 12 game has a bigger impact than a date against LSU.”

2013 TCU Football Schedule
Aug. 31 vs. LSU (Arlington, Texas)
Sept. 7 vs. SE Louisiana
Sept. 14 at Texas Tech
Sept. 28 vs. SMU
Oct. 5 at Oklahoma
Oct. 12 vs. Kansas
Oct. 19 at Oklahoma State
Oct. 26 vs. Texas
Nov. 2 vs. West Virginia
Nov. 9 at Iowa State
Nov. 16 at Kansas State
Nov. 30 vs. Baylor

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