Posted: Wednesday November 28, 2012 1:51 PM

Young Frogs prove they can compete in Big 12

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Two-time BCS buster TCU has answered the biggest question about its move to the Big 12.

Yes, the Horned Frogs (7-4) can handle the weekly grind of playing in a major conference.

The Frogs have done just fine in their inaugural Big 12 season. They can finish in the upper half of the only league sending 90 percent of its teams to bowl games and have won four Big 12 road games. And they've done it while playing 28 freshmen, making an unplanned quarterback switch a month into the season and with only one senior starter on defense.

Coach Gary Patterson says he's proud of this group has fought, played and found ways to win.

TCU plays its regular-season finale Saturday at home against 12th-ranked Oklahoma (9-2).
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