On the field after Saturday's game, Utah's talented punt returner Shaky Smithson found Gary Patterson. "You scared us all week," said the coach. "We had extra special teams practice because of you!"
"Thanks, Coach, I appreciate it," said Smithson. "You've got a great team. I hope you go all the way."
But TCU isn't Hickory High. The Horned Frogs may not get the chance.
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