Cowboys’ young defense needs to keep balling out to save season

The Cowboys’ biggest concern going into the 2017 season was whether they had enough defense to go as far as their offense wanted to take them.

It was the first game in World Series history with three three-run homers (two by Astros, one by Dodgers).

The Astros became the first team in postseason history with three game-tying home runs in a game.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch echoed Bregman’s Game 2 comparison.

The teams meet Saturday at South Bend, Ind., both coming off impressive victories.

While TCU struggled on offense against the Cyclones, especially in the red zone in the second half, it played well enough on defense to beat any of the opponents on the four-game final stretch of the regular season.

That stretch begins Saturday when the Horned Frogs (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) host Texas (4-4, 3-2) at Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

An appearance in the Big 12 title game is still in the offing for TCU, which would be a big step up for a team that was 6-7 in 2016 and picked in the preseason to finish fifth in the league.

Entering play on Saturday, TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State are tied atop the Big 12 standings. It’s a sprint to the finish, and the first two to the tape get to go to the Big 12 championship game in Arlington, Texas.
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