Gary Patterson and the #11 TCU Horned Frogs went into half-time down 31-0 to the Oregon Ducks. They were in much of the same situation that Michigan State was in on New Year’s Eve. Nothing seemed to be working, and Oregon QB Vernon Adams was shredding the tired TCU defense. Then, as if the fates had planned it, Gary Patterson changed his coaching attire. And the rest, as they say, is now College Football history.
As ridiculous as that may sound, it has now given the TCU faithful the “form a f—ing wall” feel. Patterson was wearing all black in the first half but decided “the black wasn’t working” and changed to a purple wardrobe instead. Hey — whatever works, right?
Maybe part of the reason for the change was one of the weirdest first downs ever.
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Well, Patterson didn’t know that by changing colors he had caused a solar eclipse, planetary alignment, and blood moon all at the same time. TCU started a fervent comeback that began with a huge 4th and 5 touchdown pass from fifth-year senior and best name-of-the-year award winner Bram Kohlhausen to make the game 31-10.
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This would be followed on the ensuing kickoff by a huge special teams play as Oregon fumbled the football.
After a gritty and courageous comeback by Patterson’s squad, TCU was able to force overtime after a late field goal. The following three overtimes were nothing short of epic. And, of course, Kohlhausen ended the game with a genius touchdown run to give the Horned Frogs the 47-41 lead.
Congrats to TCU on the best comeback and best bowl of the season!
‘Til Hell Freezes Over!