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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, TCU coach Gary Patterson walks off the field with his team before an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Fort Worth, Texas. The fourth-ranked Horned Frogs have seen too many teams get knocked out of the BCS picture after overlooking an opponent in what becomes a classic trap game. Therefore, there hasn't been any talk about the upcoming road game against eighth-ranked Utah. It's all about UNLV. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, TCU coach Gary Patterson walks off the field with his team before an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Fort Worth, Texas. The fourth-ranked Horned Frogs have seen too many teams get knocked out of the BCS picture after overlooking an opponent in what becomes a classic trap game. Therefore, there hasn't been any talk about the upcoming road game against eighth-ranked Utah. It's all about UNLV. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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