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By David Beaudin
Frogs Today staff writer

 

FORT WORTH — In last week’s written edition of Dissecting The Frogs, I talked about cliches in football and not only how often they are used in and around the game, but I also cited cliches rooted in truth. 

This week, it is time to dive into an age-old cliche that football pundits can be heard spouting before just about every contest, at just about every level: 

“You need to start fast in order to win.”

The start last week for the Frogs would not have been considered fast, even if pitted in the “big-man relays” at the end of a track meet. 

Yet, the Frogs subscribed to the more important cliche.  They “finished strong” and were able to win a double-overtime thriller over Oklahoma State after being down 30-16 at the end of three quarters. 

The Horned Frogs were methodical in their approach during the fourth quarter. However, there were a great number of key plays in the final quarter that helped TCU take the game to overtime. 

We are going to take a deeper look at two of those plays. 

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