It’s finally fall, the air is cooler, school has started and it’s time for SWC Game of the Week. This is the second year for the SWC Game of the week. The last SWC football game was played 11 seasons ago, Houston vs. Rice, in 1995. However, the SWC will remain alive through this dedicated newsletter. If you grew up watching the SWC, culminating in the New Year’s Day Cotton Bowl, I hope you enjoy this season, seen from a SWC viewpoint.
THIS WEEK’S GAME:
So, for week one we have Baylor traveling north up I-35 to take on an old foe, TCU, in
The Bears are trying to recover from losing their three time All-American punter, David Sepulveda. When your best player is the punter, you’re probably not that good. The outlook is not great in
Gary Patterson’s TCU squad is thinking bowl this year as well, a BCS Bowl. TCU will be lead by their defense, a unit that ranked second in the nation last year in run defense and total defense. The defense returns 9 starters including Jason Phillips, all-conference LB and active Frog leader in tackles and Texas Football Magazine’s preseason defensive player of the year, Tommy Blake, DL. Tommy Blake was also named MWC preseason defensive player of the year and Frog running back Aaron Brown was named MWC offensive player of the year. The offense will be lead at the QB position by one of two men, Sophomore Marcus Jackson or Redshirt Freshman Andy Dalton. Even though
COTTON BOWL MEMORIES:
This year at SWC Game of the Week, we will feature a Cotton Bowl Memory for one of the teams involved in that week’s game. This week is the Baylor Bears and the 1975 Cotton Bowl (yes they did play in a Cotton Bowl). The Baylor Bears won their first SWC title in 50 yeas in 1974 and played in their first ever Cotton Bowl. The Bears started the season 0-2 (after posting a 2-9 record in 1973) when Grant Teaff’s team picked up the pace and won 8 of their last 9 games. The regular season was highlighted by the “Miracle on the Brazos” comeback win over
OTHER GAMES THIS WEEK:
Texas Tech at SMU (Runner up Game SWC Game of the Week)
That’s a wrap for this week. Please feel free to forward to your friends, send me emails of those that should be included that aren’t, and submit your additions to the weekly newsletters (favorite SWC memories, player bio’s, funny old SWC stories, mascot hijinks, etc.) If you are receiving this note and you don’t want to, shame on you, but let me know, I’ll take you off the list. If you have any media guides sitting around, send to me, it helps with the weekly research.
IT”S FOOTBALL TIME IN