It was reported early today that TCU could be without two starters in running back Ed Wesley and linebacker Tanner Brock because the two players aggravated prior injuries in the Baylor game. Now it is being reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Wesley and Brock did not make the trip to Colorado Springs. This could potentially be a big blow for TCU, because they will be down to only two healthy backs in Matthew Tucker and Waymon James due to Aundre Dean also is not making the trip because of an ankle injury.
The replacement for Tanner Brock looks to be senior Kris Gardner who has played in every game the past two years for TCU as a backup. In the Baylor game Gardner recorded four tackles. We will find out early how the TCU defense handles the Air Force run option attack since the Horned Frogs will be missing their best defensive player.