But on Monday morning the sun came back up in Ft. Worth and the silver lining of a great season emerged.
“We're Big 12 champions. We're going to a great Bowl Game against a terrific opponent from the SEC,” said Mark Cohen, assistant athletic director at TCU. “There's obviously a lot of excitement for TCU football and it's seen throughout the Fort Worth community.”
Yeah, Frog Fans aren’t going to let some committee spoil all their fun, especially not with an epic battle against Ole Miss coming up in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
“I waited on my phone all the way over. Still never got them, so I just drove over,” said TCU fan Ronnie Bassham on his quest to get tickets to the game.
“Our fans have traditionally travelled incredibly well. You look at the Rose Bowl, we have over 35,000 people at the Rose Bowl game,” Cohen said. “We had over 20,000 go to the Fiesta Bowl, so we have no doubt that the Horned Frog nation will be represented well in Atlanta.”
Well it’s no “Final Four,” but it’s a heck of a lot better than last season’s 4-8 record.
And hey, it’s never too early to start impressing for next year’s playoffs!