With the win the Horned Frogs moved to 6-3 on the season, earning them their 11th bowl appearance under head coach Gary Patterson.
Springtown tight end Bryson Burtnett said the Frogs come from behind win is a sign of things to come.
"Get used to it. (Coach) Patterson knows what he's doing, he's just getting warmed up," Burtnett said.
Charlie Reid, one of the Frogs' first commitments, is happy the Frogs came out on the winning end of a close game in overtime.
"I'm just excited to see them come out with a great victory in overtime," Reid said. "I couldn't be more happy for the program."
Just as they did last year on the road at Boise State, TCU instead of going for the tie decided to go for two and again wend Boyce's direction.
East Bernard receiver Ty Slanina liked the gutsy move by Patterson, who originally sent kicker Jaden Oberkrom out to kick the tying extra point before changing his mind to go for a two-point conversion for the win.
"Frogs keep fighting," he said. "It was a bad*** call by coach P too."
Milton offensive lineman Eason Fromayan agreed with Slanina.
"Coach Patterson is fearless," he said. "He sent a huge statement on a nationally televised game what his program is all about. That is why I love TCU."
Joseph Noteboom said the Frogs win proves they can win when adversity stares them in the face.
"This is why I chose TCU, great coaching and great players that can win big even with tough situations," he said.
The Frogs win wasn't surprising to Arlington linebacker Sammy Douglas, who didn't get to watch the whole game. He's been to plenty of TCU practices and knows they work hard to prepare for each opponent.
"I'm honestly not surprised," Douglas said. "I know they put 100% in practice and in the game to be the best."
"It was crazy," Texada said of the game. "It's a great win for them. It's also fun watching Verrett lock up these wideouts!"
Mansfield safety George Baltimore predicted a TCU on Friday night. He was proud of the Frogs' resilience.
"They played with a lot of passion. They fought back and won," Baltimore said. "They finished strong and never stopped believing."
2014 commitment Emmanuel Porter had just one word to describe the Frogs win.
"Astounding," Porter answered.