Why TCU won: After being forced to punt on their first offensive series, the Horned Frogs rattled off five-straight touchdowns in the next 12:17 of game time to take a 35-0 lead. Senior wide receiver Kolby Listenbee keyed the offense in the first half with 5 receptions, including catches of 51 and 60 yards, for 137 yards and a touchdown before halftime.
Running back Aaron Green scored the game’s first two touchdowns on rushes of seven and two yards, and the TCU defense used the runaway win as a chance to get some young players some snaps, while the unit shuffles to deal with early-season injuries. Sophomore Travin Howard (9 tackles) and freshman Montrell Wilson (9 tackles), both of whom moved from safety to linebacker and got their first starts this week, led the team in tackles. Howard also registered three tackles for loss and forced a fumble in the win.
Quarterback Trvone Boykin was sharp in the passing game, going 18-of-27 for 285 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception before giving way to backup Bram Kohlhausen midway through the third quarter.
Player of the game: Listenbee finished the game with six catches, 142 yards and a touchdown, which came during the flurry of scores late in the first quarter. After the defense forced one of seven three-and-outs on the afternoon, Boykin found Listenbee streaking over the middle after separating himself from SFA corner Hipolito Corporan on the first play of the drive for the 60-yard score.
Records: TCU 2-0; Stephen F. Austin 0-2