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[Postgame Thread] SMU Defeats TCU 42-34

[Postgame Thread] SMU Defeats TCU 42-34

12panther

First time SMU has won back-to-back games vs TCU since 1992-1993.


helpmeredditimbored

Is it a coincidence the man who broke the SMU scandal, Dale Hansen, retired this year?


bufflo1993

Wonder what happened in 1987?


SlothUSA

NIL version 1.0


MikeGundy

I got error code 1CJK5H.018, this patch is buggy af..


NotSoSuperNerd

SMU just ahead of their time


NCAAInvestigations

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12panther

Navy beat Penn by a score of 38-28, so that’s cool.


All_About_Tacos

Crazy what happens when you have the Gansz Trophy, eh?


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12panther

It is actually, somehow I missed it. Thanks for the correction!


arbitrator06

On TCU’s field both times too


Mr-Bovine_Joni

And 3 straight years of owning the skillet. Good time to be a pony


TheChildrenNeedMe

Hey everyone look TCU lost to SMU, no need to look at any other Big 12 games from this time slot.


mbs05

Worth a shot


gogomorphintime

No you're right, let's hyper focus on how bad Tech lost. It was so bad that Tech should get rid of their coach. Hmmm wonder if anyone out there has affiliation to Tech and putting together a respectable season as a coach elsewhere? :)


mbs05

You get out of here with that. Go on, git


Keyblade_Yoshi

I figured you guys would just hire Graham Harrell.


gogomorphintime

Maybe, but Dykes has better recruiting ties right now


The_Ghost_of_TK9

I uh I won a national title with Texas tech in my first year in NCAA 14! Averaged 83 points per game and beat Texas 97-36 to win the title!


MikeGundy

Indeed, ou vs. WVU is the only B12 game this evening, all CFB fans should watch that game. No need to look around.


_Ifyouknowyouknow

TCU had two weeks to prepare for this game


rational-redneck

They just needed more time


UT07

They spent it all preparing for Texas


generic_user023123

That is what I am telling myself.


FILTER_OUT_T_D

They also had one less team to sharpen their blades before playing us. True they had time to prepare but at the cost of on the field experience coming into this game.


Artlens2013

Mordecai is a baller! Two wins in a row in this game for the first time in like 30 years I think


charizard8688

I say we just poach QB's until we can recruit them from the start. We get them when they are nice and mature also. Although, we do have a 4 star recruit sitting on the bench right now I think.


Artlens2013

Yeah, Preston Stone was very highly recruited out of high school, so sitting behind a talented guy like Mordecai should give him some good development since we don’t have to rush him onto the field


joshrosensnose

Would’ve won last year too if they didn’t dodge SMU


SMUMustang

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY HANDS


Mr-Bovine_Joni

Do a peace sign, then make your fingers a little sleepy


YouDownWithTPP

Hahah brings me back to Mustang Corral / AARO


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YouDownWithTPP

A long time….


WorkUsername69

But not too sleepy


rational-redneck

JUMP AROUND


MaybeLiterally

Worked for Wisconsin?


Undertalefanboy43

Cook something on the skillet


CaptainScuttlebottom

[Imperialism map update: with this, SMU has completed their conquest of DFW!](https://i.imgur.com/2ljbOGW.png)


rational-redneck

Insta nut


FILTER_OUT_T_D

Smothering and covering DFW like our Waffle House hash browns.


XCalibur672

DALLAS UNIFORMS STILL UNDEFEATED AGAINST TCU


tcuroadster

Gotta admit those throwback dallas style unis are amazing


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tcuroadster

A true Love Hate relationship


edgejr37

Don’t think we’ve ever loss in Dallas uniforms


Fumbles329

HAIL TO THE RED AND THE BLUE


XCalibur672

WE’RE THE MUSTANGS FROM SMU


Equivalent_Beat5403

GIVE A CHEER, SHOW YOUR MIGHT


SMUMustang

GET THE VICTORY IN SIGHT


InaudibleShout

FOR OUR BATTLE CRY WILL BE


AlmostProTiger

FOR THE BATTLE CRY WILL BE


golfer2225

SPIRITS THE BEST IN THE LAND


JK_54

AND RIGHT TILL THE END WE’LL STAND


popashot

WE’RE THE M


All_About_Tacos

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Mofns_n_Gurps

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sigmys

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT


YouDownWithTPP

Lol thank you random Florida man


thomasosu

RANK SMU COWARDS


MikeGundy

The B12 has offered TCU and a small bag of popcorn for SMU.


metzoforte1

TBF, that popcorn is kettle corn. So the offer is more enticing than it appear at first glance.


FILTER_OUT_T_D

Mmmmmm this man kettle corns.


RevanSovereignty

Never thought I'd fight side by side with a Cincy fan


RegionalBias

Now I'm picturing a calvary force of Bearcats riding Mustangs, and I never knew how much I want to see that movie.


monty055

Holy cow I found another OSU Dayton flair combo in the wild!


RegionalBias

Howdy. I know of two others on here. So Buckeye / Flyers.


thomasosu

Get to Cincinnati undefeated Pony friend


ogechimatt

How about fighting side by side with a friend?


Flipforfirstup

We looked like we should today. We moved the ball effectively on the ground and through the air. Do you like the 3 turnovers? No. But 4 TDs sure feels good. TCU sure made it a tough game. Pony up boys!!!! The skillet stays home!


FILTER_OUT_T_D

OL really showed up and I ate crow for talking so much shit about them. If they can get Mord the time he needs to make plays like they did today we’re in a very good spot.


puzdawg

The skillet is yours SMU!


FILTER_OUT_T_D

*always has been*


rational-redneck

As it should be


TheMightyGatekeeper

Just wait until SMU starts bringing in the 5*. CFB is being put on notice.


MissingNo1028

Every game this season is must win for the ponies


epic676

Has the game passed Gary by? Was he looking forward to his annual super bowl? I don’t know but being a horned frog fan is very frustrating.


buttforaface

Another deep ball just passed by Johnston :(


epic676

I don’t get how max has yet to reign in the deep ball? Does he need more air under it? He plays like a bad bret favre


ku24-ut21

don't worry he will undoubtedly nail each deep ball next Saturday


its-big-hoss

A serious talk needs to be made, but most frog fans think it’s taboo to talk about GP on the hot seat. His team has been amazingly average since the magic of 2015. And his defense, his baby, his bread and butter, got stomped by 600 yards of SMU asskicking. He is too loyal to his assistants. Why did we bring back Meachum to run the offense? These head scratchers are getting hard to cover up


Lazybug1

It’s feels similar to bowdens last days at fsu


thehornedlamb

I would argue Meachum is fine.


Mr-Bovine_Joni

If Duggan had better touch on his long ball this would be a very different game thread. Their offense was moving, but missed a bunch of opportunities by just a few inches


its-big-hoss

This has been Duggan’s issue for 3 years now. It seems little progress has been made with him reeling his cannon arm in


Fumbles329

I swear he didn’t look any better since our 2019 game


thehornedlamb

Exactly. The amount of missed deep passes were insane. When TCU was electric with Boykin, those were thrown and caught.


its-big-hoss

I guess Meachum is more of an example of how GP can’t let guys walk. Jarrett Anderson has been like 3 different position coaches/co-oc and hasn’t done well in any position. But they’re friends.


Illusionary_PawPrint

His staffing hires are going to destroy what he built...OH WAIT....he doesn't make staffing hires...he just shifts people into different roles.....rehires the guys he fires...like it is insanity...if he doesn't make some big moves...next year will definitely be hot..!


panderingPenguin

I've always really respected Patterson as a coach, but this is starting to look like Dantonio at MSU (another coach I really respected, although was a lot more frustrated with having him in conference). I don't know the answer, but I'll bet some hard conversations are in order.


Illusionary_PawPrint

You have to wonder, Patterson refusal to change up staffing has caused this decline...the offense has declined since Boykin...very very badly....he doesn't make new hires...just shifts staff...Like...who lets their Co-Oc walk...then rehires him...and fires the OC you kept...and the offense is completely the SAME! it sucks....like Lincoln Riley was the OC at ECU before OU...there are plenty of up and coming guys...but he won't hire anyone.. His long term staff was a strength but it is going to ruin what he built..


UT07

Nah, it's just that Gary spent all of last week prepping for Texas.


epic676

That is what I meant by his super bowl. I’m expecting to be -14 dogs at least. And I’d take UT to cover that


ajukid111

Overheard in Big 12 commissioner’s office after the game: “They got us”, Bowlsby said of SMU’s win over TCU. "Those f***ing Ponies boomed us”. Bowlsby added, “They’re so good,” repeating it four times. Bowlsby then said he wanted to add SMU to the list of teams he wants to add to the conference in 2023.


Stangem1993

I’ll consider this B12 expansion fan erotica


MikeGundy

-Nuuutttyyyyy


lclear84

*TCU down 8 with 3 mins left on defense* GP: stick with the 425, they’re not gonna throw on us


misterclay

TCU is only doing this to make Texas’s loss next week even more painful.


FILTER_OUT_T_D

I’m going to shit myself if we have a transitory win over UT and then as a Texas grad my wife would promptly divorce me.


iswimprettyfast

Oh hell yes! Frying up some frog legs tonight


Stockz

Frog legs are legit amazing and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise. Detroit used to serve them at white-cloth-tables to business execs and politicians back in the 20s and 30s, so it's kind of funny that they're now treated as backwoods bar food.


JediMasterMurph

Way more tender than chicken legss


FILTER_OUT_T_D

I’ve legit never had them and always thought they would be weird. Maybe I’ll have to give them a try. Today’s results aside, of course.


Stockz

They honestly taste like chicken.


cfginn

Ignore my flair, y’all gigged the hell out of them. Go Ponies


All_About_Tacos

Imagine giving up playing SMU last year for the 100th game when they didn’t have the Gansz Trophy just to lose to them again the next year when they have it.


mbs05

The Gansz drives us forward


FILTER_OUT_T_D

For better or worse, till Gansz do us part.


rational-redneck

The Gansz is our all powerful source. Can't have a bad season with the Gansz trophy, just look at navy this year.


FILTER_OUT_T_D

We’re on a trophy collecting spree! WHO’S NEXT?!?!


squirrel_eatin_pizza

I think pony boys will do great if big 12 expands again Smu plz dont leave us we have cookies


DeplorableWe

Methodist > Christian confirmed?


FILTER_OUT_T_D

Non-religiously affiliated university > Disciples of Christ university.


FondabaruCBR4_6RSAWD

To 100 more! Go ponies baby! 🐎 🐴


FataOne

Today’s a good day.


Herokid11

Feeling more and more confident about my week 1 take that SMU would be the G5 NY6 Rep this year That’s probably the best thing for the AAC long term as well, it’ll help validate the conference after Houston, Cincy, and UCF leave


YouDownWithTPP

We shall hold down the fort in your absence, fellow National Champion


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FILTER_OUT_T_D

My brain can’t even comprehend it. The words lose meaning as they come out of my mouth.


Parkerman1700

Mordecai is my dad


MyJobSucks7

LETS GOOOO PONIES


blondbeans

As a tcu alum, but smu grad student, all I feel is pain still. I know to meme on Zach Evans is fun for all his wishy washiness, but I say this seriously, I wouldn’t even blame him for flipping now cause he is the ONLY consistent and capable player we have


NastyWideOuts

SMU moneyline was easy money


suzukigun4life

Over 100 yards for UNT legend Tre Siggers. Please treat him well, Ponies


SMUMustang

Dude’s a beast


FILTER_OUT_T_D

He takes so much pressure off Bentley that we can keep him healthy and I’m really excited to see where this season takes us.


Clifo

SMU IS GOOD WHICH MEANS WE MIGHT BE GOOD LET’S GOOOOOO


rational-redneck

LA Tech is for sure a team going bowling at a minimum.


Clifo

yeah but we’ve been doing that. we need to be good enough to actually win c-usa for once.


FILTER_OUT_T_D

Are you kidding? Y’all are great this year. I was convinced y’all would beat us and I was right until a certain Hail Mary play.


Austin_LSU_Fan22

I love SMU. Something about them is so fun and box office


RavenclawWiz816

quality loss, hell yeah


gbeezy09

Fire Doug Meacham please. His offenses are always underwhelming, and why the fuck are they still insisting on an RB committee?


epic676

4th and 1… let’s make sure the guy averaging 8 ypc is no where need the field.


coldskeet

Hire a DC Gary, the defense has been average since Bumpass retired. It’s time.


Grade-AMasterpiece

CUT MY NUTS INTO PIECES


StarvedRock314

We are all ponies on this blessed day


Zajac19

Tanner for heisman Also Zach evans is a stud


lclear84

It hurts to say as a frog fan but at some point Gary needs to be addressed with how complacent he has been with his coaching hires. Absolutely no reason we shouldn’t be able to recruit competent personnel on defense to not give up 500 yards on defense. Similarly, even though we scored 34 points our offense didn’t nothing with 3 turnovers and it feels like Meacham doesn’t really have a scheme as much as he has plays that work but don’t know when to use them


WorkUsername69

Gary is in an interesting position. He’s a legend at TCU and it’s tough for anyone at TCU to criticise him given all he’s done for the program. As a G5 team looking to love up he is the poster child for that. Even as an SMU fan who has no love for TCU, I have nothing but the utmost respect for Gary.


Irascible_92

I think Gary is here until Gary doesn't want to be here. It doesn't matter how suspect he might be. I think TCU is going to be loyal to him until the end.


huntsilver

I think he has earned that much, however I think his coordinators have peaked.


yeahright17

I feel like Peterson and Gundy are in very similar positions.


ToeInDigDeep

God damnit why haven't we invited SMU to the Mountain West already!?


Mr_Grungerson

Man, I think we’re really at a crossroads here. College football is changing, with image likeness, the transfer portal, etc. I feel like TCU’s players aren’t blue collar enough for Patterson to play up the underdog angle, but they’re not good enough to win on pure talent when they’re not motivated. TCU fans have to remember, we are not entitled to anything. Younger people may not remember (me being one of them) when TCU was a perpetual doormat for decades. It will be interesting to see where we go from here, we’re facing some series adversity now.


samrequireham

between this game and the syracuse-liberty game, i think we can see that United Methodism is vindicated as God's preferred religious tradition, as many of us have been saying for years


nomoregroundhogs

Is Gary’s seat getting hot at all? Genuinely asking. Curious what the feeling in the fanbase is.


whoisrealOG

Yes. 5 years of not living up to expectations has been frustrating. Love Gary and where he has gotten us, but it’s time to move on.


Jbrensonsmith

It shouldn’t just be Gary, Jeremiah Donati needs to be fired. There was no security on campus while people were walking to their cars and fights broke out in Frog Alley. The planting of the flag is funny but threats to other’s safety isn’t a good look at all when the fan experience for both teams should include safety. TCU looked undisciplined today. The penalties and poor tackling show to me that CGP has lost the ability to command respect from his players. Idk today was a tough day as a fan and I never thought someone would spit blood (ironic) in my face for asking if they were ok or needing and help (SMU kid definitely had a broken nose and split lip). What a mess.


JK_54

Looked up the preview by the SB nation for TCU and they had Johnston as “best receiver on the field” across the board. And I’m sure he’s good and WR1, but what are y’all smoking? honestly


Stalin_Four_Time

Our WR room is one of the best in the nation. Unbelievably deep


JMer806

This might be a hot take, but it’s time for Gary to go. We’ve seen nothing but regression for the past 4-5 seasons, and increasingly teams with theoretically inferior talent are just dominating us. Today, a GP defense gave up 350 yards of rushing, which was supposed to be the strength of this defense. The players looked unprepared, unmotivated, and outmatched. Props to SMU for playing a hell of a game and having a great game plan, but even more than SMU doing well I saw a TCU defense that just didn’t have the heart to compete, and I have never seen that in 20 years. Gary needs to retire and whoever replaces him needs to fire every coach associated the program.


FondabaruCBR4_6RSAWD

Glad I made the arduous journey over to FW to see that dubyer up close and personal 👍👍


FILTER_OUT_T_D

Same. I went with 3 really good TCU friends using one of their extra season tickets and it was wonderful day (for me).


IchthysTattoo

Love seeing the superior university win.


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Inoimispel

Ivermectin?


charizard8688

Agreed! Pony up!


mill_about_smartly

Meanwhile, in the Georgia game... Lol


edgejr37

Yay we won our “super bowl”. Anyway… on to the hard part of our schedule.


All_About_Tacos

The battle for the Gansz Trophy is our super bowl. Our whole season rides on it. Just look what happened when we last played La Tech with and without the trophy


FILTER_OUT_T_D

You know, damnit, you may be onto something.


importvita

As an unbiased observer, this game was incredibly fun to watch! I think the Big XII should have invited SMU over Houston (or both, throw in Memphis, USF and UAB to make it a wild 16) but nobody asked me so. 🤷‍♂️


bostonfan148

Hopefully they invite SMU/Memphis/Boise the next go around


FILTER_OUT_T_D

Yeah Cincy and Houston made no sense to me. Cincy has been a flash in the pan and has never proven to be consistently good (only 2 years of recent success, one of which was a Covid season, every other year they’re 4-8) and Houston hasn’t been relevant in the AAC for like 6-7 years. UCF and Memphis would have been my top picks by FAR and then probably Rock Paper Scissors for the 3rd team.


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FILTER_OUT_T_D

Need new OC/DC. Patterson as definitely proved he as the cajones and I deeply respect the work he’s put into TCU’s program, but the rest of his staff is just…blah.


CoachSki

Man I enjoyed coaching mordecai in high school good to see he's successful.


bostonfan148

Would like to see this be a regular Big 12 game


Pillowtalk

I really hope wealthy SMU boosters go ape shit with NIL to bring back the glory days. Sherwood Blount has to be working on this, right?


Brad_Wesley

SMU should be in the big 12


FILTER_OUT_T_D

This take is so hot it’s somehow cooling my sunburn from today’s game.


nomoregroundhogs

The winner of this game every year gets to be in the Big 12 next year


bearybear90

What happened to GP? He had TCU rolling in their first years in the Big 12 and early 2000s in the MW, but the last 3-4 years have been not great.


Mr-Bovine_Joni

The Big 12 has had a ton of parity in the past decade, of course excluding OU. I think it’s really hard maintaining football success at small private schools, outside the likes of ND & USC


JK_54

Feeling good, but gotta be on to the next one. On back to Dallas, hoping for a huge win for homecoming


msabre__7

Suck it Frogs!


ExplosiveBEAR

I approve this message


Kitchen_Fox6803

Fort Worth is a suburb of Dallas.


MrEluusiVe

But atleast we stopped the run today 🙏🏼


thethomatoman

SMU is good more than TCU is bad i think


SlothUSA

Couldn't be prouder. Dallas > Forth Worth


rational-redneck

LET THE PURPLE TEARS FLOW


popashot

I LOVE WINNING THE SKILLET SUCK IT TCU


Mr-Bovine_Joni

Excellent flairs! Go big green ponies


popashot

Yes buddy. Two wins today!


FinchJay

Congratulations on keeping that Iron Skillet, Mustangs! I hope this rivalry will happen in AT&T stadium in future, btw


rational-redneck

It's gonna take awhile for the attendance to get to the point to move it to jerry's god dome


cvsprinter1

Screw that, play in the Cotton Bowl like the good ol' days!


FinchJay

Oh yeah that definitely works


bestweekeverr

Why is TCU defense very not good this year?


coldskeet

It hasn’t been “good” in a while


FILTER_OUT_T_D

It was honestly surprising to see. Granted I don’t follow TCU super closely but y’all’s D has always been phenomenal. I hope your coaching staff is able to figure something out.


StarvedRock314

Bad day for the Hateful 8 so far


CaptainDonald

Dallas > Ft Worth confirmed


Careless_Bat2543

Really mad about not getting the invite.