News:Waymon James led TCU in rushing today, gaining 108 yards on 15 carries. He wasn't alone as Ed Wesley had 63 yards on nine carries (1 touchdown) and Matthew Tucker added 94 yards and another score.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs demonstrated all aspects of their potent running game. With all three of their backs healthy at last, they just ran it down Colorado State's throat in this one.
News: In a stunning development, TCU essentially abandoned its running game against Boise State Saturday. Ed Wesley came through the game healthy, but had only 24 yards on nine carries. Fellow back Waymon James had six carries for 26 yards and Matthew Tucker had but two carries.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs certainly turned the tables on the Broncos in this one, letting quarterback Casey Pachall throw the ball a lot. The confusion now is who will get the majority of carries once TCU reverts to its normal form? James seems to have pushed himself into a bigger role.
News: TCU running back Waymon James was named the Mountain West Conference's offense player of the week after rattling off a career-high 181 yards on just 12 carries in the win over Wyoming.
Analysis: With starter Ed Wesley in and out of the lineup with a shoulder issue, James has emerged as the team's leading rusher with 652 yards and an 8.5 ypc average.
News: TCU's top running back Ed Wesley had a quiet night, rushing 12 times for 59 yards and no scores in the win over BYU.
Analysis: An underwhelming performance for Wesley -- and the whole TCU running game -- in this win. Let's hope his injury issues are behind him and that he starts to get more carries.
News:Ed Wesley led a horde of TCU running backs to successful days in the win over New Mexico. Wesley led the way with 72 yards and a score, but got help from Waymon James (7-52-1) and Matthew Tucker (5-48). Even backup quarterback Matt Brown ran for two scores.
Analysis: Hard to pick anyone out in this one, other than to say the Horned Frogs rushed for seven scores. Heck, even receiver Antoine Hicks ran one in. A truly dominating rushing performance by TCU, led by Ed Wesley.
News: While Ed Wesley had the yardage, fellow TCU running back Matthew Tucker had a pretty good day, too. Tucker rushed for 69 yards and the team's lone rushing score in the win over San Diego State.
Analysis: With Wesley back, Tucker slides into that reserve role, but he's certainly a quality back and capable of big games on his own -- no matter what the role.
News: Running back Ed Wesley returned for TCU and put down some solid numbers -- 11 rushes for 93 yards. Wesley and his runningmates Waymon James and Matthew Tucker didn't have a lot to do after the Horned Frogs got down so early.
Analysis: A good return for Wesley, though a score would have been a nice addition. Let's hope he's come through this one healthy and that he's a go for the rest of the season. Wesley also had three catches for 67 yards.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley will play this weekend against SMU. Wesley has been out since early in the season-opener after re-aggravating a shoulder issue he'd been dealing with in fall camp.
Analysis: While Wesley may be back, it will be interesting to see how much work he gets, particularly with the play of Waymon James and Matthew Tucker in his absence. Expect all three to get quality touches this weekend.
News: TCU running back Waymon James filled in for the injured Ed Wesley nicely Saturday, running all over Portland State for 136 yards and a score on 10 carries. He also had an 82-yard kickoff return for a score in this one.
Analysis: It's been said before, but it's worth repeating -- TCU has a bevy of quality backs. James demonstrated that even with Wesley out, the running game doesn't miss a beat.
News: It appears TCU running back Ed Wesley's shoulder issues will likely keep him out this week. Wesley reinjured the shoulder in the season-opener and hasn't played since. He's not practicing much, if at all, leaving him doubtful for Saturday.
Analysis: Fortunately, the Horned Frogs are well-stocked at running back, which allows coach Gary Patterson to be patient with Wesley's injury.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley has been taken off the depth chart for this weekend's outing, which indicates he's unlikely to play. Wesley was working through a shoulder issue late in fall camp, then reinjured the shoulder early in the season-opener. He didn't play last weekend.
Analysis: With Wesley likely sidelined again, look for Waymon James and Matthew Tucker to get most of the carries for the Horned Frogs.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley's injured shoulder is progressing, but he's questionable for Saturday's action. Wesley, who had been working through a shoulder issue late in camp, injured the shoulder in the season's first game.
Analysis: While questionable, Wesley could make enough improvement to get into the game. However, with a stable of young, talented running backs, coach Gary Patterson probably sees no reason to hustle Wesley back.
News: TCU running back Matthew Tucker filled in nicely for injured starter Ed Wesley (shoulder), rushing for 95 yards on 16 carries and scoring two touchdowns in the win over Air Force.
Analysis: Wesley could be out a few weeks, but with Tucker and fellow running back Waymon James (55 yards, 1 touchdown) ready to go, the running game is in good shape.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley is doubtful for this weekend's tilt with Air Force. Wesley was battling a shoulder issue heading into the season-opener against Baylor, and then appeared to reinjure the shoulder on a sideline tackle.
Analysis: Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson said that Mathew Tucker and Waymon James will have to carry the load over the next few weeks.
News: Texas Christian's top running back Ed Wesley had only six carries for 36 yards and reaggravated a shoulder injury that he'd been nursing the last part of camp. Coach Gary Patterson sat Wesley on the bench for the first quarter because of missing some summer classes.
Analysis: Wesley didn't play in the second half after hurting the shoulder. Patterson said he didn't know of Wesley's status for next week's game.
News: TCU coach Gary Patterson said that starting running back Ed Wesley will likely remain in a red non-contact jersey until the Sept. 2 opener against Baylor.
Analysis: Wesley hurt the shoulder in Saturday's scrimmage and it looks like it serious enough to keep him out of contact work into next week. Patterson didn't flatly say Wesley wouldn't go against Baylor, but the decision to hold him out of contact work until the game is troubling.
News: With TCU running back Ed Wesley leaving this weekend's scrimmage with an apparent arm injury, Matthew Tucker and company may need to be ready sooner rather than later.
Analysis: Coach Gary Patterson didn't clarify how serious the injury was to Wesley, so we'll have to wait a few days to see if it's something to be concerned with. Fortunately, the Horned Frogs are well-stocked at running back.
News: TCU running back Ed Wesley' s ankle is healed and he's ready to go. Wesley missed last year's Rose Bowl with the ankle injury and is anxious to put his stamp on being the Horned Frogs top running back.
Analysis: Wesley admitted it was hard to watch the Rose Bowl, but maintains that the best stat for him would be a 13-0 season again for TCU. With Wayman James and Matthew Tucker leading a group of talented backs looking for touches, and with coach Gary Patterson looking to rotate backs. Wesley could be hard-pressed to get to 1,000 yards this season.
News: TCU running backs Aundre Dean and freshman Ethan Grant suffered minor injuries during Saturday's practice, but are expected to return quickly.
Analysis: Coach Gary Patterson believes in quality depth at the running back slot and pointed to Saturday as evidence of why. Dean and Grant are expected to push for playing time as Ed Wesley, Matthew Tucker and Waymon James lead the way.
News: TCU running back Matthew Tucker had the best spring he's ever had for the Horned Frogs -- this according to coach Gary Patterson, who noted that Tucker has bulked up to 220 pounds and still runs a 4.42 40. He said that Waymon James and Ethan Grant also had tremendous offseasons while top dog Ed Wesley sat out while getting healthy.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs have a ton of quality running backs with Wesley and Tucker at the top of the pecking order. Patterson said the key is whether a young offensive line can come together and make the running game click.
News: Wesley ran for 77 yards on 11 carries against New Mexico on Saturday.
Analysis: As arguably TCU's best offensive weapon, it's good to see the runner should be in shape for whatever bowl game the Horned Frogs end up in. He finished the regular season with 1,065 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground while averaging 6.6 yards per carry despite basically playing just 11 games.
News: Wesley (foot) did return to practice during TCU's bye last week, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Wesley had just one carry in TCU's last game against San Diego State due to the foot injury, but he seems very likely to play this week with a bye last weekend. However, it remains to be seen if he'll be at full strength.
News: Wesley was unable to hold up in TCU's win over San Diego State Saturday, finishing with just one carry in the game while being slowed by a foot injury.
Analysis: Wesley's immediate prognosis is unknown at this point by should be more clear on Monday. Matthew Tucker and Waymon James both surpassed the 100-yard mark Saturday with Wesley sidelined.
News: Wesley carried 12 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in TCU's dominant win over Utah Saturday.
Analysis: The Horned Frogs leaned on the passing game most of the afternoon, limiting Wesley's chances. He should have plenty of fantasy value going forward this season.
Wesley Scores a Touchdown in Limited Action for TCU
News: Wesley carried 13 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in TCU's win over UNLV Saturday.
Analysis: With next week's huge contest against Utah looming, Wesley saw limited action Saturday. He remains a valuable fantasy asset.
News: Wesley rushed 28 times for 209 yards and two touchdowns as TCU ran over Air Force Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley's explosive performance against Air Force was somewhat of a surprise. His production has been a bit inconsistent this season, but he appears poised for a strong finish down the stretch.
News: Wesley finished with nine carries for 47 yards as TCU routed BYU Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley's touches were limited Saturday, which frustrated fantasy owners. He remains a solid fantasy option going forward this season but could be prone to some disappearing acts depending on how the carries are distributed by TCU.
TCU's Wesley Runs For Over 100 Yards Against Wyoming
News: Wesley rushed 17 times for 115 yards and one touchdown as TCU routed Wyoming Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley has put together two consecutive strong outings and should continue to produce this season while splitting time with Matthew Tucker.
Wesley Plays Through Concussion, Scores Twice For TCU
News: Despite going into Saturday's game as a question mark, Wesley played and produced, finishing with 15 carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns for TCU.
Analysis: Wesley's workload was a bit of a surprise, but there is no question is the most talented back on TCU's roster. Assuming he isn't plagued by concussion symptoms in the coming weeks, his production should make him a solid option.
News: Wesley (concussion) could miss Week 5's game against Colorado State, the Coloradoan reports.
Analysis: This is a tough one to call. On one hand, there's no particular reason for us to conclude that Wesley's status should be doubted. On the other, reading between the lines, it makes no sense for him to play. TCU won't just beat Colorado State and their true freshman quarterback--they'll obliterate them. With or without Wesley. Moreover, TCU is loaded at running back and no one would notice Wesley's absence if the scoreboard is the sole measurement used. We'll have more info as it's available, in any case.
News: Wesley had a strangely quiet game Friday night against SMU, finishing with eight carries for 35 yards.
Analysis: Wesley had his least productive game of the season Friday, but fantasy owners should look for him to bounce back with a big game next week against Colorado State.
News: Wesley carried 19 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns in TCU's 45-10 win over Baylor Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley has been one of the most productive running backs in the country and should be a huge fantasy producer all season long, even while splitting carries with Matthew Tucker.
News: Wesley carried 17 times for 134 yards and one touchdown in TCU's win over Oregon State Saturday night.
Analysis: Wesley averaged over seven yards per carry against the Beavers and could challenge the 1,200 yard plateau this season if all goes well.
News: Wesley saw just 12 carries Saturday night against Utah, but made the most of every single one of them, grabbing a career-high 137 yards and a touchdown in the 55-28 romp by TCU over the Utes.
Analysis: What is impressive about Wesley is not his overall numbers, but what he is able to do with the limited time he spends on the field, with the freshman averaging 6.9 yards each time he's given the ball.
News: Wesley had seven carries for 86 yards and a touchdown in TCU's victory over UNLV on Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley also added a 21-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. He has now scored four touchdowns over his last three games but is still a risky fantasy play because he's not seeing many touches overall.
News: Wesley had six carries for 44 yards and three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in TCU's victory over Colorado St. last Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley continues to make a significant contribution in his freshman season. He is averaging 5.5 yards per carry on his 50 attempts.
News: Wesley ran the ball 10 times and picked up 47 yards in TCU's victory over Air Force on Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley, just five games into his TCU career, has ran for 229 yards on 44 carries this season.
TCU's Wesley Runs for 50 Yards ni First Career Game
News: Wesley had 10 carries for 50 yards in TCU's victory over Virginia on Saturday.
Analysis: Wesley will backup starting running back Joseph Turner this season but should see extended action in his freshman season.
News: Wesley, a star freshman running back for the Horned Frogs, is one of five players for TCU that has contracted the H1N1, or swine flu, virus, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: TCU is the second nonautomatic-qualifying school to cite an outbreak of the virus in the past week, with Tulane acknowledging some 27 played missed last Saturday's scrimmage due to illness.