TCU lost at home for the first time since 2007 as SMU shocked the Horned Frogs with a 40-33 overtime loss at Amon G. Carter Stadium Saturday.
The Mustangs (4-1) opened up a 17-0 lead in the first half as quarterback J.J. McDermott threw for two touchdowns. SMU drove 78 yards on seven plays on its first possession and scored on Darius Johnson's 13-yard scoring reception.
After No. 20 TCU was forced to punt, SMU struck even quicker to go up 14-0. Terrance Wilkerson scampered 71 yards after beating TCU defenders.
A field goal pushed the Mustangs lead to 17-0 early in the second quarter.
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TCU finally started gaining some momentum as Ed Wesley, in his first game since the opener at Baylor, broke free up the middle for 63 yards to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Matthew Tucker.
Ross Evans made a 42-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to pull the Frogs (3-2) within 17-10.
But running back Zach Line, playing for SMU on special teams, forced Greg McCoy to fumble on the second half's opening kickoff and Chris Parks recovered in the end zone for a touchdown, putting SMU back up by 14 seven seconds into the second half.
TCU tied it in the fourth quarter with touchdowns from Casey Pachall to Brandon Carter and Luke Shivers and a pair of field goals by Evans. SMU got the ball first in overtime and scored on a 19-yard pass from McDermott to Jeremy Johnson. The Frogs failed to convert on fourth down in the overtime period after Pachall and Wesley carried the ball for five and three yards respectively. Pachall’s final pass attempt was to true freshman Brandon Carter, who was unable to hang onto the ball.
McDermott finished with 349 yards and four touchdowns. Darius Johnson had 12 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Line, who rushed for 139 yards against TCU last season, had 120 yards on 21 carries Saturday.