TCU coach Gary Patterson said Darius Anderson will be a game-time decision for the Alamo Bowl matchup against Stanford, according to a report from Jeremiah Glenn of Horned Frog Blitz.
“[Anderson] will be a game-time decision,” Patterson said. “Every day he gets better and he’s been running bags and doing things, but we’ll be very smart about that. You can’t accomplish any more in this season so you’ve got to make sure he’s ready to go and there’s no chance of putting him in harm’s way.”
Anderson has 768 yards on 128 carries, rushing at a clip of 6 yards per carry. He’s also scored 8 touchdowns on the ground, and is TCU’s leading rusher this season. Senior Kyle Hicks will have a chance to eclipse that mark during the bowl game, but rushing for 171 yards against Stanford will be a tall order.
Anderson, only a sophomore, has a bright future for the Horned Frogs. He’s the prototypical size for a spread running back at 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, and catches the ball well out of the backfield in addition to his skills on the ground. He’s likely going to be the featured cog in the TCU offense next year, as the Frogs will be dealing with youth at a lot of the skill positions.