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Frogs and 'Horns hook up in Lone Star State showdown
Trevone Boykin
Trevone Boykin has thrown for 3,021 yards, 24 TDs and only five INTs.
Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The sixth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs come calling on the Texas Longhorns in a pivotal Big 12 Conference showdown on Thanksgiving night.

It is the penultimate game of the 2014 season for TCU, which will host Iowa State on Dec. 6 to close things out. The Frogs come into this fray at 9-1 overall, and their 6-1 league ledger has them in a three-way tie atop the Big 12 standings, along with Baylor and Kansas State. The Bears and Wildcats play each other next week. TCU, which was idle last weekend, suffered its lone loss of the season at Baylor back on Oct. 11. The team has won five consecutive games since.

Charlie Strong's first season in charge of the Texas football team hasn't quite gone according to plan, as the team is 6-5 overall, 5-3 in conference. The Longhorns, who are bowl eligible, can certainly improve their potential postseason destination with a win in this game, and they've been playing better of late with three straight triumphs. Texas has been idle since winning at Oklahoma State on Nov. 15, 28-7.  Full Story

Heisman Rankings: Week 13
Nicholas DeLorenzo, FBS Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - A late riser makes his debut in the Heisman Rankings this week after another record-breaking Saturday, but the favorites remain unchanged as we head towards the final full weekend of the regular season.

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon (last week: No. 1) -- The Ducks' quarterback held onto the top spot after yet another dominant performance in a 44-10 victory over Colorado. Mariota completed 24-of-32 passes for 323 yards - his fifth 300-yard passing performance of the season - with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He was equally dynamic on the ground, turning eight carries into 73 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run on a read-option play in the first quarter where he went into the end zone untouched after fooling the entire CU defense. Mariota, who has over 3,600 total yards, has not only been dominant, but remarkably consistent with at least 270 total yards and multiple touchdowns in every game, and his 42 touchdowns give him the Pac-12 record. Unless something catastrophic happens in the next two weeks, he's going to be the runaway winner.  Full Story

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