Big 12 new member update: TCU

Time for our weekly checkup with the league's new members. We'll kick off the first West Virginia update later today. But first, keeping up with the Horned Frogs so you don't have to.

Yet, anyway.

Record: 6-2 (3-0 Mountain West)

National rank: Receiving votes in AP, USA Today polls. Unranked in BCS standings.

Last result: Beat BYU, 38-28, at Cowboys Stadium on Friday night.

What to know: While you were busy watching Game 7 of the World Series, Gary Patterson's crew was busy beating up on BYU inside JerryWorld. Another prospective Big 12 member was across the sidelines, but for a fourth consecutive season, the Horned Frogs emerged as winners. TCU led 35-10 until a late charge made the final score respectable.

The crowd was late-arriving, but despite the unfortunate timing of the game, an announced crowd of 50,094 showed up at Cowboys Stadium for the game. TCU scored on a 48-yard pass to speedy, shifty Skye Dawson (He'll be one of the most fun players to watch in the Big 12 next year. Trust me on that.) on the second play of the game, and didn't look back. Casey Pachall finished with 147 yards and two scores on 13-of-23 passing. Ed Wesley had 59 yards on 12 carries.

A rolling snap meant an illegal kick from BYU, who also had a punt blocked by the Horned Frogs. BYU's punter dropped a snap on another punt to set up another TCU score. Big day for the Frogs' special teamers.

Up next: at Wyoming (5-2) on Saturday