Thomas Bingham

East Carolina 49, SMU 23: What We Learned

The Mustangs' path to a rebuild remains littered with obstacles.

Photo by Mike Williamson SMU resembled a couple other teams playing in the DFW area early on Saturday.  Was I watching the Baylor-Texas Tech game? I had to double check I was on the right channel. SMU’s first two scoring drives replicated what the Bears and Red Raiders were doing on a different ESPN network. Quarterback Matt Davis found Jeremiah…

Booster Club Spotlight: Plano West group guides Wolves pride

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

Plano West football began a new era this fall, and it’s off and running behind the efforts of its booster club. The Quarterback Club, as it’s known around campus, is led by its three co-presidents. Historically, the role was assigned to a husband-and-wife combo, but new coach Scott Smith redesigned the position. He wanted another able body to lead the…

UTEP 27, Incarnate Word 17: What We Learned

Lessons from the Miners' win over FCS foe Incarnate Word

Photo by Maria Concha UTEP put together its second consecutive win with a 27-17 win over intrastate FCS foe Incarnate Word. What did we learn from this game? DCTF’s Thomas Bingham breaks it down. Turnovers doom Cardinals For large portions of this game, Incarnate Word was the aggressor. The Cardinals outgained UTEP by 131 yards in the first half, but their…

Baylor 70, Rice 17: What We Learned

Three takeaways from the Bears' romp over the Owls.

Photo by Doug Holleman Baylor took down its old Southwest Conference rival Rice in grand fashion on Saturday, beating the Owls 70-17. What did we learn from this game? DCTF’s Thomas Bingham breaks it down. This game was over at halftime…and maybe before then. Baylor played like the nation’s #5 team in the opening two quarters. After a slow start,…

Booster Club Spotlight: Van Alstyne group guides Panther pride

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

Jeff Burge is in his second year with the Van Alstyne Booster Club, and became president in July. He has always been a supporter of youth athletics and jumped at the opportunity to join the booster club as vice president last year. “I’m a strong believer in the importance of student athletics and the things that build into the student:…

TCU 56, SMU 37: What We Learned

The Horned Frogs offense keeps rolling, but question marks remain with the defense.

The National Champion is not determined in September. Is the TCU defense a concern heading into the conference opener? Absolutely, and the Horned Frogs should’ve beaten SMU by more, but it’s hard to start a season where you left off after an eight month break. TCU hasn’t played like the nation’s No. 3 team, but the top teams in week…

Southern Miss 56, Texas State 50: What We Learned

The Bobcats stumble early and can't finish after mounting a comeback.

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb It was an awful day for the defense. Texas State doesn’t have the offense of TCU or Texas Tech, so of course it wasn’t keeping up with the points that its defense was allowing. The Bobcats’ defense allowed three consecutive touchdown drives to start the game and five consecutive after halftime. To top that, it…

Booster Club Spotlight: Grapevine group boosts Mustang spirit

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

Kip Ewing has held various positions inside the Grapevine Football Booster Club, so he understands how to run a successful booster club campaign. He’s currently in his second term as president. He was also the freshman representative in 2011, and vice president in 2012 and 2014. The booster club wants locals to get excited about their local team, so it…

SMU 31, North Texas 13: What We Learned

The Mustangs are off to a much better start than 2014, while the Mean Green sputters.

Photo by Mike Williamson SMU got its first win of the Chad Morris era, beating in-state rival North Texas on Saturday. What did we learn about the Ponies and the Mean Green? DCTF’s Thomas Bingham breaks it down. A Half of Missed Opportunities SMU led North Texas 7-6 at halftime, but don’t let the close score mislead you. It wasn’t a defensive brawl…

TCU 70, Stephen F. Austin 7: What We Learned

What are the takeaways from the Horned Frogs' win over the Lumberjacks?

Photo by Graham Staniforth TCU made short work of in-state FCS foe Stephen F. Austin on Saturday. What did we learn from this one? DCTF’s Thomas Bingham breaks it down. Back at Full Form TCU’s offense didn’t look good against Minnesota in its season opener, but it took care of business against Stephen F. Austin this afternoon. The Horned Frogs went gangbusters early…