Mark Twain once famously quipped after reading his obituary in a major American newspaper that incorrectly wrote about his passing, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
The same can be said for TCU's College Football Playoff hopes after the Horned Frogs came in at #6 in this week's rankings.
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Here are three things that must happen for TCU to sneak into the top four by the time December rolls around.
Knock Off Oklahoma in Norman
Everything else on this list won't matter if TCU doesn't defeat the 8-1 Sooners on Saturday night.
With only Texas Tech and Baylor left on the schedule, this is their chance to really grab the attention of the committee by knocking off a squad that is skyrocketing up the rankings after an impressive 62-52 win over #11 Oklahoma State last weekend.
TCU is currently a seven-point underdog in a game that will decide the playoff future for both teams.
Pray the Upsets Continues
Clemson: The rest of the regular season schedule isn't too rough, but then again who saw the Tigers getting hammered by Syracuse earlier this year? TCU's best hope is that Clemson gets its second loss in the ACC title game.
Hope Iowa State Wins Out
The Cyclones didn't do their purple conference-mates any favors by losing to West Virginia last week, but they host the Cowboys this Saturday in what would be their third win over a top 15 program in 2017.
If ISU can finish the season with a 9-3 mark, TCU's defeat in Ames won't look too shabby. It also helps that the Cyclones are ranked #21 in the College Football Playoff rankings.