Thomas Bingham

Tulsa 40, SMU 31: What We Learned

The Mustangs are still winless against teams not named North Texas.

Photo by Jeff Goldberg The second quarter haunts the Mustangs. SMU is dismal in the second quarter. The quarter has spooked the team all season long, and it was no different on Halloween. The Mustangs jumped out to another quick start, but their 11 point lead dissolved. Both sides of the ball crumbled, like they have all season, and Tulsa scored…

Booster Club Spotlight: Commerce group gives Tigers their all

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

Commerce Booster Club president Karen Maxwell is emphasizing community support throughout the school year. She said it’s great during football season, but it tapers off as the year progresses. She sees the potential, and wants to improve the trend during basketball season. She’s from Kansas, so she knows how to do basketball. That’s why she’s implementing a more electrifying atmosphere…

UTEP 27, Florida Atlantic 17: What We Learned

Three key takeaways from the Miners' home victory over the Owls.

Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics UTEP snapped its losing streak and grabbed a key Conference USA win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl. What did we learn? DCTF’s Thomas Bingham breaks it down. “We’ve found gold!” It’s great to have quarterback Mack Leftwich back. He suffered a concussion in the September 19 win against New Mexico State,…

Rice 38, Army 31: What We Learned

It was a rainy day in Houston, but the Owls earned their fourth win of the season.

Photo by Richard Badillo The fast start. You don’t win the game in the first quarter, but your chances improve when you get off to the start that Rice did today. Everything went right for the Owls in the opening minutes. The team’s first two drives resulted in touchdowns, and the defense forced turnovers on its first two appearances. The…

Booster Club Spotlight: Crandall group boosts Pirates spirit

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

There’s a one-stop shop for athletic needs in Crandall. Athletes from the seventh grade through seniors are served by the Crandall Booster Club, and Marie Ryan is the leader of the pack. She really enjoys serving the community’s athletes. “It’s an honor to watch, and see them excel in a sport they love.” Ryan was one of 13 members on the…

TCU 45, ISU 21: What We Learned

The Cyclones keep it interesting for a half before the Horned Frogs pull away in Ames.

Photo by Will Leverett Fractured Defense: Still a Concern. The Horned Frogs were lucky to hold the halftime lead because the defense was awful in the first half. That side of the ball has been a concern all season, and it’s trying to overcome the holes left by the five starters lost for the season. Denzel Johnson added to that…

Booster Club Spotlight: Wylie group supports Pirates sports

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club’s experienced board members are integral in providing the school’s student-athletes the support they need. This is Scott Neumeyer’s fifth year with the program, his fourth as president. He previously led Brick Builders, a football subset of the booster club. During this time, Brick Builders arranged mentor breakfasts for students and families, and helped with Wylie…

Houston 49, SMU 28: What We Learned

In a battle of much improved teams, the Cougars ultimately pull away.

Photo by Diana Porter How bout that Houston defense? That headline can’t be right! The offense has always run the show at Houston. That was not the case tonight. The defense turned around the Cougars’ fortunes, and slowed down the SMU attack. It forced three SMU fumbles, and nearly another in the second quarter. It was the game’s turning point…

UTSA 25, UTEP 6: What We Learned

It took a while, but the Roadrunners pulled away for a decisive road win in El Paso.

The first half was as bad as the weather. UTSA and UTEP players faced downpours, heavy wind, and lightning delays at the Sun Bowl on Saturday night. Lightning delayed first half play for 75 minutes and UTEP officials lumped halftime into the second delay, after cancelling the final 11 seconds of the first half. The Miners and Roadrunners combined for…