TCU Froghorns put on a clinic Thanksgiving Day as they beat the state rivals Texas Longhorns 48-10. Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and TCU’s defense dominated the Longhorns and quarterback Tyrone Swoope, sending Texas to one of the worst home losses in program history.The win kept the Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1, No. 6 in AP) in the hunt for their first Big 12 title. The question is whether it was impressive enough to impact the playoff standings, where they sit one spot out of contention for the national semifinals. “You want style points? The style points tonight were defense, turnovers, doing the things you needed to do,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said.
Today the Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers Steel Curtain of 1974-75 will be getting together in Pittsburgh for their 40th reunion. I got a chance meet one of the Steel Curtain members Charles Davis, at a fine dining establishment in Houston,Texas about 3 weeks ago. Charles Davis did play at TCU as well, and I remember him telling me about when he played against Joe Ferguson who played college ball at Arkansas. Mr. Davis went on to say he was following Ferguson towards the sidelines and he knocked Joe out-of-bounds, both teams got really upset after the hit, and especially Ferguson as he came back and starting hitting his receivers for touchdowns and won the game. Mr. Davis also told me stories about how tough the Steel Curtain was and he mention names of Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Dwight White, Ernie Holmes, L.C. Greenwood and Mean Joe Green.Everyone will always remember how mean Joe Greene was, but in the Coca Cola commercial he tosses the his jersey to the little kid after the game. I remember as a kid I was watching them on tv when they beat the Minnesota Viking and winning the Super Bowl 16-6. Fran Tarkenton was scrabbling all over the field trying to get away from the Steel Curtain.
I hope the Steel Curtain has a great time in Pittsburgh today, that defense had their way with ever one on the field back in the 70’s. Hats off to the Steel Curtain Pittsburgh Steelers.