Kirk Herbstreit has TCU firmly in hunt for the College Football Playoff

With a third of their 2017 schedule in the rearview, the TCU Horned Frogs remain perfect.

Sitting at 4-0, Gary Patterson’s group is coming off of a well-deserved bye week after rolling into Stillwater and stealing a 44-31 victory over then-No. 6 Oklahoma State. As a result, the Horned Frogs vaulted up the polls to No. 9, but ESPN analyst Kirk Herbsteit has TCU a bit closer to the College Football Playoff discussion.

To this point, the Horned Frogs have essentially cruised throughout the first third of their schedule, winning each game by double digits with the closest margin of victory coming by 13 points against Oklahoma State. Simply based on what’s been put on film thus far, Patterson and TCU appear to have wiped 2016’s 6-7 campaign from their memory and now look much more like the product placed on the field in 2014 and 2015, in which the Horned Frogs ripped off a 23-3 record in two seasons.

For the second time in as many appearances, though, TCU will be tested, as No. 23 West Virginia is set for a trip to Fort Worth on Saturday. The 3-1 Mountaineers have churned out 57 points per game in each of their three wins, so if TCU is able to remain perfect entering next week, it would serve as further affirmation of the level that Herbstreit and many others feel this team can reach this season.

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