Predicting the Horned Frogs’ fortunes this season

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How’s the Horned Frogs’ season going to go? We take a look in the purple crystal ball and offer a glimpse (re: guess) of what’s to come.

W Aug. 31 vs. LSU (AT&T Stadium)

Frogs stun Tigers, 27-24

It isn’t the most well-played game, but TCU upsets mistake-plagued LSU.

W Sept. 7 vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Pachall leads offense in 45-10 rout

The Frogs overpower the Lions as Pachall throws for more than 300 yards and four TDs.

W Sept. 12 at Texas Tech

TCU defense rules in Lubbock, 27-10

Both offenses struggle, but it’s the Frogs’ defense that takes its dominance to another level.

W Sept. 28 vs. SMU

TCU wrangles Ponies, 37-14

Waymon James and B.J. Catalon provide steady punch as Frogs rack up 500 yards of offense.

L Oct. 5 at Oklahoma

Turnovers doom Frogs as

Sooners escape, 24-17

TCU can’t get out of its own way, allowing OU to take advantage of turnovers and hang on for the victory.

W Oct. 12 vs. Kansas

Frogs dominate Jayhawks, 45-10

Defense continues to shine as TCU puts it all together for first time in 2013.

L Oct. 19 at Oklahoma State

Cowboys escape thriller, 37-34

Both offenses put on a show, but OSU holds off TCU with the home-field advantage.

W Oct. 26 vs. Texas

Frogs shut down ’Horns, 30-13

TCU beats Texas in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1958-59 and the first time in Fort Worth since 1992.

W Nov. 2 vs. West Virginia

Mountaineers’ struggles mount as Frogs roll, 40-17

Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin take turns burning WVU as Brandon Carter and LaDarius Brown rack up yards.

W Nov. 9 at Iowa State

Revenge is best served cold, 35-10

TCU avenges its loss a year ago with a precise dismantling of the Cyclones on both sides of the ball.

W Nov. 16 at Kansas State

Pachall’s poise late leads Frogs, 27-17

Pachall provides a cool head in the fourth quarter as TCU plays keep away to fend off the Wildcats in the Little Apple.

W Nov. 30 vs. Baylor

Frogs claim share of title with wild finale, 48-43

The offenses put on a show, but TCU prevails to claim a share of its first Big 12 title.

L Jan. 3 vs. LSU (AT&T Cotton Bowl)

LSU returns the favor in rematch, 30-24

The Frogs’ first Cotton Bowl since 1959 lives up to the hype, but the Tigers are too much in the trenches.

10-3Final record for TCU

Co-Big 12 champion

7-2 in the Big 12

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