FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 29: Nick Orr #18 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates a pass interception against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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The Eyes of Texas: Three Horned Frogs the Horns will be watching

Posted November 25th, 2016

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On Friday against TCU, the eyes of Texas will be upon …

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Kenny Hill #7 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 19: Kenny Hill #7 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

KENNY HILL, QUARTERBACK

A transfer from Texas A&M, Hill has had his ups and downs during a junior year in which he’s thrown for nearly 3,000 yards and rushed for seven touchdowns. Hill has topped 400 passing yards three times, and he had five touchdowns against Oklahoma. That Oct. 1 game against the Sooners, however, was the last time that Hill has exceeded 250 passing yards.

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TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (25) runs to the end zone in the first quarter during the Texas at TCU game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. reaching to make a tackle is Texas cornerback Duke Thomas (21) with Texas safety P.J. Locke III at right. (11) (AMERICAN-STATESMAN / Rodolfo Gonzalez)
TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (25) runs to the end zone in the first quarter during the Texas at TCU game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. reaching to make a tackle is Texas cornerback Duke Thomas (21) with Texas safety P.J. Locke III at right. (11) (AMERICAN-STATESMAN / Rodolfo Gonzalez)

KAVONTAE TURPIN, WIDE RECEIVER

A knee injury cost Turpin a few games this season, but his 29 receptions rank third among the Horned Frogs. A dangerous kick and punter returner, Turpin is also a two-time Big 12 special teams player of the week honoree. Turpin has scored twice, and he’ll absolutely attract the eyes of Texas. Why? Well, he caught four touchdown passes in last year’s 50-7 rout of Texas.

 

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 29: Nick Orr #18 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates a pass interception against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX – OCTOBER 29: Nick Orr #18 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates a pass interception against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NICK ORR, SAFETY

Orr has four of the Horned Frogs’ seven interceptions, and the junior has broken up five passes. Orr also has 63 tackles. TCU ranks sixth in the Big 12 in pass defense (256.5 yards per game), but hasn’t allowed a 300-yard passer since Oct. 8, when Kansas’ Ryan Willis went for 348.

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