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TCU football notes: B.J. Catalon has not practiced yet this week

TCU coach Gary Patterson said he won’t have an update on running back B.J. Catalon until Friday.

Catalon took a hard hit to the upper torso on the last play before the winning field goal at West Virginia. He struggled to get to his feet and reach the sideline in time to prevent a 10-second runoff.

Asked if Catalon had been able to practice this week, Patterson said, “Not to this point.”

Patterson also declined to give an update on receiver Deante’ Gray and defensive end Josh Carraway, but said they were at practice.

Gray left last week’s game shortly before halftime favoring his right foot. He was taped over his shoe on the sideline, and he remained in uniform, but did not return to the game.

Carraway also left the game with a foot injury.

Patterson said linebacker Marcus Mallet is also dinged. He said last week that backup receiver Jordan Moore tweaked an ankle.

“Everybody’s beat up this time of year,” Patterson said. “There’s nobody 100 percent.”

But for Saturday’s game, Patterson said, “There’s only a couple guys that are questionable.”

Cornerback talk

Torrance Mosley has not taken a starting job from cornerback Ranthony Texada, but he has earned a lot of playing time.

“The other one’s practiced a lot better since he didn’t play as much,” Patterson said of Texada. “Torrance plays the ball in the air a lot better. He’s not as fast. You just choose your times. He still gave up one, too. They’re freshmen.”

Texada remains listed as the starter on the depth chart.

On the other side, Patterson said cornerback Kevin White executed the plan well against West Virginia’s Kevin White.

“We doubled, and we played over the top, and we helped him out,” Patterson said. “He did good. Had two or three vertical routes where he kept him pinned and didn’t let him by us. That was what the game plan was.”

Doctson comeback

Patterson acknowledged that receiver Josh Doctson was not 100 percent last week against West Virginia. Doctson struggled to make himself a target for Trevone Boykin, and Boykin missed him at times.

Doctson started, but Patterson said backup Emanuel Porter might have been able to contribute also.

“We should have played Emanuel more, to be honest with you. He practiced,” Patterson said. “He’s probably the one that should have played. We should have played him more.”

Good hands

The Horned Frogs have collected an interception in every game this season, and two in each conference game.

Linebackers Paul Dawson and Mallet, safeties Chris Hackett, Derrick Kindred and Sam Carter and cornerbacks White and Nick Orr have shown good hands in picking off passes.

“If you talk to me, Hackett, Kindred — we all feel like we should be receivers, anyway,” White joked. “PJ [Dawson] was a receiver. Sam was a quarterback. So we’ve got guys that were offensive guys.”

TCU has 15 interceptions and leads the nation in takeaways with 28 and turnover margin at plus-15.

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