TCU Overcomes Kansas, 27-17
Oct. 12, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin ran for a touchdown and threw for another as TCU defeated Kansas 27-17 Saturday.
TCU broke a 10-10 halftime tie on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter. Boykin hit David Porter with a short pass. As he ran between two defenders, the Jayhawks ran into each other and Porter was free for a 75-yard touchdown.
The Horned Frogs stretched their lead to 24-10 with a 53-yard drive, capped by B.J. Catalon's 2-yard touchdown run with 9:31 remaining in the third quarter.
Barely 2 minutes later, Jake Heaps threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jimmay Mundine to cut the Kansas deficit to 24-17.
The Jayhawks (2-3, 0-2) had taken a 3-0 lead on Matthew Wyman's 37-yard field goal 5 minutes into the game. Isaiah Johnson had set up the Jayhawks at TCU's 25 yard line after a turnover.
Boykin then finished a 63-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run to give the Horned Frogs a 7-3 lead with 6:50 remaining in the first quarter. He also made a 25-yard gain while guiding TCU over 42 yards to Jaden Oberkrom's 44-yard field goal and a 10-3 second-quarter lead.
An exchange of turnovers benefited Kansas. The Jayhawks tied the game on JaCorey Shepherd's 24-yard interception return for a touchdown. It came only three plays after the Horned Frogs' Jason Verrett stopped Kansas' deepest first-half penetration by picking off Heaps' pass at the TCU 10.
Heaps had put the Jayhawks deep in TCU territory on a 50-yard completion to Andrew Turzilli.
TCU turned the ball over again on the first play after Shepherd's touchdown. Shepherd forced a fumble and Victor Simmons recovered the ball at the 34. A third-down sack pushed the Jayhawks out of field goal range, so they punted.
Boykin finished the game 14 for 22 for 173 passing yards, and with 12 carries for 71 yards. Porter had the Horned Frogs' first 100-yard receiving game (4 for 118) since Josh Boyce last season at West Virginia. Catalon ran for a season-high 91 yards in 12 attempts.
TCU's defense held Kansas to 198 yards for the game.
The final score came on a fourth-quarter drive to Oberkrom's second field goal, a 37-yarder.