TCU coach Gary Patterson declared it “probable” Tuesday that running back Kyle Hicks and defensive end Josh Carraway, two key starters who missed extensive stretches of last week’s 27-24 loss to Texas Tech, will return to the lineup for Saturday’s game at No. 13 Baylor.
“I think both of them are probable,” Patterson said at Tuesday’s news conference.
Hicks, the team’s leading rusher (597 yards, 7 TDs), had only four carries for 15 yards against the Red Raiders after sustaining an ankle injury in the first half. Carraway, a senior who leads the team in tackles for losses (8.5), missed multiple series in the Tech game with an undisclosed injury but stressed at Tuesday’s news conference that he is ready to play against Baylor.
“I’m great. I feel 100 percent,” Carraway said. “I will play, for sure.”
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Patterson said the Frogs’ ground game struggled at times without Hicks, an Arlington Martin graduate he described as “our best player.” Hicks also shares the TCU team lead in receptions (31).
“If he can, I’ll promise you this much. He’ll play,” Patterson said of Hicks. “He’s a tough dude. He’s all-in.”