Breaking down TCU’s 27-17 victory over Kansas

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A 31LSU 37, TCU 27
S 7TCU 38, SE La. 17
S 12Texas Tech 20, TCU 10
S 28TCU 48, SMU 17
O 5Oklahoma 20, TCU 17
O 12TCU 27, Kansas 17
O 19at Oklahoma State
O 26vs. Texas
N 2vs. West Virginia
N 9at Iowa State
N 16at Kansas State
N 13vs. Baylor

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1st quarter

After falling behind 3-0, Trevone Boykin led TCU on a 63-yard drive with a 22-yard pass to David Porter and a 25-yard run by B.J. Catalon. Boykin scored on a 10-yard run to give the Frogs a 7-3 lead with 6:50 left.

2nd quarter

Three plays after Jason Verrett intercepted a Kansas pass at the Frogs’ 10-yard line, Jayhawks defensive back JaCorey Shepherd returned an interception 32 yards for a score to tie the game at 10-10 with 8:55 left in the half.

3rd quarter

On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, David Porter took a short pass from Boykin, slipped between two defenders and ran 75 yards for a score to give TCU a 17-10 lead.

4th quarter

TCU was leading 24-17 with almost 9:00 remaining when Kansas was stopped for one of its seven three-and-outs to set up Jaden Oberkrom’s 37-yard field goal that gave TCU a 10-point lead with 2:34 left.

How they fared

Offense: TCU moved the ball better but consistently ruined drives with five turnovers (three fumbles, two interceptions). The Frogs finished with 380 yards and 17 first downs. TCU’s 63-yard scoring drive on the Frogs’ second possession used a good mix of run and pass.

Defense: Despite being put in binds for much of the game thanks to TCU turnovers, the Frogs’ defense turned in another stout performance. They held Kansas to 198 yards, 133 below its average, and surrendered just 10 points. Linebacker Paul Dawson led with 17 tackles in his first start in place of Jonathan Anderson.

Special teams: Kicker Jaden Oberkrom connected on field goals of 37 and 44 yards and punter Ethan Perry did a good job of pinning Kansas deep on seven punts. Cam Echols-Luper returned three punts for 52 yards, but Brandon Carter, who did not play much of the first half, muffed a punt in the second half that gave the Jayhawks the ball at the TCU 27.

Players of the game

WR David Porter, TCU: He led the Frogs with a career-high 118 yards receiving on four catches, including a 75-yard touchdown reception on the first play in the second half.

LB Paul Dawson, TCU: He led the Frogs with 17 tackles, including three for losses, in his first start. He also had half a sack and broke up a pass.

RB B.J. Catalon, TCU: He rushed for a career-high 91 yards and touchdown on 12 carries.

DB JaCorey Shepherd, Kansas: He had seven tackles, including a sack and forced fumble, and returned an interception 32 yards for a score.


“Older guys have got to make plays. At some point in time, if we want to win more games than we lose, guys have to make plays.” — TCU coach Gary Patterson on several miscues from TCU receivers.

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