PASADENA, Calif. – For historical perspective, the last time TCU played a season like the one that ended in the Rose Bowl, the Horned Frogs' quarterback was Davey O'Brien. The one they named the trophy after. The little guy in the leather helmet.
In the 72 years since, the school's fortunes have been few and far from perfect.
Until Saturday, anyway, when TCU woke up its legends.
A 21-19 victory over Wisconsin – saved late by Tank Carder's block of a two-point pass attempt, a play that will forever hold a place in Froggie lore – not only made history. It gave the little school from Fort Worth its best argument that it belongs with the big boys.