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The Roundup's 2018 All SWC Offensive Team

Who’s up for some superfluous and seemingly meaningful awards? Us neither, but here we go. We present the All-SWC Offensive Team for 2018.

D’Eriq King (Houston) - Quarterback

D’Eriq King ( Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle )

D’Eriq King (Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle)

We could’ve gone either way on this one with King or North Texas’ Mason Fine. Ultimately we went with King for a couple of reasons. First, he finished second in the NCAA in TDs accounted for (50) behind Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (51) in spite of playing in two fewer games. He finished with the eighth most yards per game, the seventh best QB rating, fifth most TD passes, and sixth most yards per play in the FBS.

Trayveon Williams (Texas A&M) - Running back

The only SWC back to rush for over 1,000 yards (where hath all the great rushers gone?) took his stellar career to another level with 1,524 yards rushing and fifteen scores for the Aggies this season. He carried the Aggie offense down the stretch.

James Proche (SMU) - Receiver

James Proche ( Ryan Michalesko, Dallas Morning News )

James Proche (Ryan Michalesko, Dallas Morning News)

Proche put together a stellar season, catching the fourth most passes in the FBS with 93 with twelve touchdowns. Proche was at his best against SMU best competition, averaging eleven catches per game against ranked opponents and eight catches per game against teams with a winning record.

Antoine Wesley (Texas Tech) - Receiver

Wesley made electric catches every week, highlight reel stuff. He finished the season with 88 catches and averaged 117.5 receiving yards per game. Wesley added eight touchdown catches as well.

Lil’Jordan Humphrey (Texas) - Receiver

When Sam Ehlinger needed a big play, a conversion, or just a security blanket he found Lil’Jordan Humphrey. The junior from Southlake Carroll caught 79 passes for nine touchdowns. Most impressive was his seventeen yard average on third down catches.

Keenen Brown ( Texas State University )

Keenen Brown (Texas State University)

Keenen Brown (Texas State) - Tight End

Meet the revelation among the destruction that is Keenen Brown. The Oklahoma State transfer caught 51 passes for the Bobcats with five scores. He also added 9.8 yards per carry and scored twice rushing the football.

Sam Cosmi (Texas) - Tackle

The Atascosita redshirt freshman hit the ground running, starting by the second game of the season and earning Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades. Cosmi is a long, rangy lineman who moves well and has the frame to become the next big time Longhorn lineman.

Jack Anderson (Texas Tech) - Guard

The sophomore guard has started every game since showing up on campus two springs ago. This season Anderson made second-team All-Big 12 and turned his game up another notch for Tech’s high powered offense.

Sosaia Mose (North Texas) - Center

The Euless Trinity and Tyler JC product continued to act as a pillar in the middle of North Texas’ offensive line. Lining up next to his brother Manase, the Mose’s give the Mean Green a physical punch inside.

Zach Shackelford ( University of Texas )

Zach Shackelford (University of Texas)

ZacH ShackeLford (Texas) - Guard/Center

The third-year starter for the Horns started his 26th game as a Horn and in spite of missing several starts due to injury makes the list. Shackelford showed up as a mauler, and his reputation continues to grow. Texas offense is much better with him in the middle.

Lucas Niang (TCU) - Tackle

TCU went way up to New Canaan, Connecticut to find Niang who made his 20th career start for the Horned Frogs and helped ease the transition of a rebuilding offensive line by anchoring the right side.

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Sunday Hangover: Deja Vu All Over Again

Here we go again.

On This Date: Houston Beat TCU in a Shootout

On this date in 1992, somebody needed a little defense. TCU and Houston often lacked defense when they met in the late 80s and early 90s. 1992 was no different, on Halloween, both teams dressed up like high flying offenses.

Houston beat TCU 49 to 46 in spite of nine turnovers and a feisty Horned Frog attack. Former Heisman winner Pat Sullivan’s team jumped out 21-7 and held a 21-14 lead at the half. Houston quarterback Jimmy Klingler rotated with Donald Douglas most of the season, but an injury gave Klingler the start. He rewarded head coach John Jenkins with four picks.

In the second half Klingler and running back Lamar Smith took over. Smith ran 29-yards for his second touchdown of the day, and Klingler hit Ron Peters to give the Cougars their first lead, 28-21. TCU fired right back with a Leon Clay touchdown pass and a Curtis Modkins 55-yard touchdown run.

With a few seconds to go in the third, Klingler found Sherman Smith for a tying score. On the afternoon Klingler completed 42 of 65 passes for 392 yards. The Coogs dropped nine passes and Klingler threw five picks but the total was the most passing yards of any quarterback in college football that week.

Houston went ahead for good with Jamie Mouton returned a punt 76-yards for a score. TCU added a field goal before Smith caught his second touchdown pass of the day with five minutes to play, giving Houston a 49-38 lead.

TCU didn’t cash-out, they added a Lenoy Jones fumble recovery for a touchdown to bring the Frogs within three and the final tally 49-46. TCU won two games in Sullivan’s first season in charge. Houston ended the 1992 season 4-7, they gave John Jenkins his walking papers.

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