Sea of Purple New Year’s Eve brought extra reason to celebrate for Frog fans. A TCU contingent more than 20,000 strong converged on Houston for a weekend of pep rallies, tailgating and holiday parties. But the biggest reason to cheer came at Reliant Stadium as the Frogs claimed a 27-24 victory over Iowa State in the EV1.net Houston Bowl on national television. The victory lifted the team to an 11-1 record and a No. 9 ranking. See our gallery of Houston Bowl images at www.magazine.tcu.edu. Photo by Linda Kaye.