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Record-long run jets TCU to halftime lead over No. 4 Ohio State

TCU RB Darius Anderson hungry to return after season-ending injury

TCU running back Darius Anderson had a season-ending injury against Oklahoma last season. The junior is ready to get back on the field for the Horned Frogs.
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TCU running back Darius Anderson had a season-ending injury against Oklahoma last season. The junior is ready to get back on the field for the Horned Frogs.

TCU is leading 14-13 over Ohio State at halftime. Here’s three takeaways from the opening half --

1. Playmakers showing up. Darius Anderson had a 13-yard TDrun wiped out by a holding penalty. It didn’t take him long to get back to theend zone.

Anderson has the play of the night so far, a 93-yardtouchdown run in the second quarter that gave TCU a 14-10 lead. It’s thelongest run in TCU history, breaking LaDainian Tomlinson’s record of 89 yards.

And it’s the longest play from scrimmage giving up in Ohio Statehistory.

Andersonisn’t the only player having an impressive night, either. Quarterback ShawnRobinson has handled himself well so far.

Robinson rebounded from an Ohio Statedefensive touchdown in which he was stripped of the ball on a Nick Bosa sack byleading a TD drive.

Wide receiver Jalen Reagor is also having a solid game withthree catches for 70 yards, including a 42-yard one-handed catch down thesideline on Robinson’s best deep ball of the season.

2. Containing Bosa. Nick Bosa is arguably the best player inthe country. And TCU has done a solid job containing him.

Bosa had a strip-sack in the opening quarter that led to an Ohio Statedefensive touchdown, but has been relatively quiet other than that.

TCU started with Anthony McKinney at left tackle with theunenviable task of slowing down Bosa, but has since transitioned to AustinMyers. Myers had a nice block on Bosa on a 6-yard TD run by Sewo Olonilua.

3. Defense holding up. Ohio Statequarterback Dwayne Haskins entered with a lot of hype and he has flashed. Buthis receivers have dropped several passes and TCU’s defense is doing its job.

Linebacker Garret Wallow had a nice QB hit on a third-downplay, and safety Vernon Scott made a nice recovery to break up what would’vebeen a big gain.

The Frogs are also holding their own against the Buckeyes’running game. Ohio State entered the gameaveraging more than 300 rushing yards, but has just 91 in the first half.

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