College Football: TCU 56, SMU 36 - D1SportsNet

GAMEDAY College Football

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   Postseason


College football

TCU 56, SMU 36

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kenny Hill threw for four touchdowns as No. 20 TCU stormed back to thrash longtime rival SMU 56-36 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Horned Frogs (3-0) rallied from an early 12-point deficit with a flurry largely piloted by Hill, whose Hail Mary touchdown to close out the first half gave TCU a lead it did not relinquish.

Hill picked part the SMU secondary with a series of quick and accurate throws that ate up yardage. The senior completed an efficient 24 of 30 passes for 365 yards and did not throw a pick.

TCU running backs Darius Anderson and Kyle Hicks combined for 173 yards rushing. Anderson scored twice and helped put the game away with a 38-yard score in the fourth quarter. Reserve running back Kenedy Snell also had two touchdowns.

The Horned Frogs finished with a 619-463 edge in offensive yardage.

TCU, with a dominating win at Arkansas last week, completed nonconference play looking every bit the part of a Big 12 title contender. The Frogs will see if they really are next week, as they travel to No. 9 Oklahoma State.

The Mustangs (2-1) have been dominated in the series in the era of TCU coach Gary Patterson but had to feel better in their third year under coach Chad Morris. SMU started 2-0 for the first time since 2009 and scored more than 50 points in each of the first two games.

SMU quarterback Ben Hicks did his best to keep the underdog Mustangs close. Scrambling to buy time and not afraid to take shots deep down the field, the sophomore threw for 305 yards on 17 of 37 attempts. Hicks threw two interceptions, the first returned for a touchdown in the fourth.

Hicks' favorite target, junior receiver Courtland Sutton, was held in check. Coming off a four-touchdown game against North Texas, Sutton was limited to one catch on seven targets.

Mustangs running back Ke'Mon Freeman had two touchdowns, including a 34-yard score late in the third that pulled the visitors within 35-29.

The Horned Frogs were able to overcome two lost fumbles, both coming deep in their territory. SMU was only able to convert those turnovers into one field goal.

The Mustangs went up 19-7 thanks to a pair of long touchdown drives, along with two field goals set up by a fumble recovery and missed field goal.

TCU struck back to take a 21-19 lead on two Hill touchdown passes, the latter a 71-yard catch-and-sprint by Snell.

Hicks engineered another long drive that ended with a short field goal for a 22-21 lead with 17 seconds before halftime, but that was enough time for Hill and Co.

A decent kickoff return and long run by Snell carried the Frogs to the SMU 38 with three seconds remaining. Hill's heave into the end zone was easily pulled in by a leaping Jalen Reagor with no resistance from a host of Mustangs defenders, and TCU went into the locker room leading 28-22.



1800AnyLens Contacts
Active Advantage
Aha- Discover Objects for Every Aspect of Your Life. Join our global community of conscious consumers today. Together, we’re making an investment in creativity.
Download IEC Standards
Auto Parts Warehouse
B2C Jewels
Auto Detailing Supplies Inc
Best Hotel Deals - Save up to 75% Off on Hotels
Classic Football Shirts
Day Trade Smart LLC
Stop Paying Full Price at the Dentist - Click to Save
Dollar Tree, Nike, Puma, Jordan, Release Shoes, Jordan New, Nike New, puma new, Puma clyde men, DTLR release, launch calendar, hot kicks,  new sneakers,
Electro Antiperspirant - MIN $100 PER ORDER
College Gear at
Fare Buzz
Frank & Oak
Free Country, Ltd.
Hampshire Labs
HP Commission
Grab a Last Minute Hotel Deals. Get up to $40 Off with Coupon Code HWIZ40*. Book Now
Joe's New Balance Outlet
Feed Your Skin - 15% off first purchase plus free shipping over $30 - 728x90
Kidrobot Toys, Art Figures & Collectibles + Free Shipping on USA orders $75+
TeamSportswear Affiliate Ad mini banner
MAGIX Software
Medical Supply Depot
Licensed sports merchandise from all your favorite NCAA, NFL, NHL & MLB teams! Gifts, game day apparel & more.
NOCO Genius On-Board Waterproof Battery Chargers
Nudwear Lingerie
Oasap Limited
The Perfect Rug - 3 - 728x90
Oxygen Plus - Pure Recreational Oxygen
Pimsleur New Low Pricing MP3
Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit, Orange, Pear and Apple Gifts
Pure Internet Freedom with PureVPN
Rear View Safety Back Up Sensors
Get your Kicks at
Get the latest kicks, apparel, & accessories at
Smarthome LIFX 'works with' - shop now!
Double VIP Points Every Wednesday
Timex is one of China¡¯s leading e-commerce export site, providing high quality products with best price. With 70,000 items across more than 100 categories, we have served 400,000 people in over 170 countries around the world.Enjoy online shopping
Get huge discount on Weekend Travel Deals! Book now and get extra $15 off with Coupon Code – TLWGA15.
V76 Shop Now USA, LLC