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Texas Christian 34, Texas Tech 24

(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas - Derius Davis returned the first punt 82 yards for a touchdown, Kendre Miller ran for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter and No. 7 TCU pulled away in a 34-24 victory over Texas Tech.

Davis caught one of Max Duggan's two fourth-quarter TD passes as the Horned Frogs reached 9-0 for the first time since 2010, a 13-0 season that ended with a Rose Bowl victory and No. 2 national ranking.

The previous perfect run for TCU (6-0 in Big 12 this season) came in the Mountain West Conference and was before the College Football Playoff.

The nine-game winning streak is the longest since the Horned Frogs won 16 straight over the 2014-15 seasons. In 2014, one-loss TCU had joined the Big 12 but was left out of the first four-team CFP.

The Red Raiders (4-5, 2-4) went ahead 17-13 in the third quarter on Tyler Shough's 33-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Sparkman, but ended up falling to 2-4 against ranked teams in coach Joey McGuire's first season.

Defensive standout Tyree Wilson made the first big play for Texas Tech with a fourth-down tackle for loss when TCU was driving up 7-0 after Darius' return up the right sideline and back toward the middle.

Wilson, though, sparked the Horned Frogs' go-ahead drive with a facemask penalty when his sack of Duggan would have put TCU in third and long.

A pass interference penalty in the end zone put the ball at the 2-yard line, and Miller extended his rushing TD streak to 10 games on the next play for a 20-17 lead.

Miller surpassed 100 yards rushing for the sixth time in seven games, finishing with a season-high 158 yards on 21 carries. Duggan was 12 of 23 for 195 yards without an interception, giving him 24 TDs and two picks.

The Red Raiders started 3 of 3 on fourth down, but failed on consecutive possessions in their territory after Miller's TD, setting up Duggan's 23-yard scoring pass to Davis and a 16-yarder to Emari Demercado.

Freshman Behren Morton started strong for Texas Tech, going 7 of 10 with a 47-yard touchdown to Jerand Bradley. But he left with an lower left leg injury in the first half.

Shough, the opening day starter who has missed most of the season with a shoulder injury, went 9 of 22 for 84 yards and had a short touchdown run late.

BIG PICTURE

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders had one interception after entering the game with a Big 12-leading 15. While they protected the ball better, the league's No. 1 passing offense was held under 200 yards (163) for the second week in a row after not having fewer than 299 before that.

TCU: The nine-game winning streak is the longest as a head coach for Sonny Dykes, in his first season with the Horned Frogs. Dykes, who was facing his alma mater and the school where he was an assistant, is the first Big 12 coach to go this deep into his first season without losing.

November 5, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TxTchTCU
TCU TD 13:20 Derius Davis 82 yard punt return for TD (Griffin Kell Extra Point) 0 7
TxTch TD 5:13 Jerand Bradley 47 yard TD pass from Behren Morton (Trey Wolff Extra Point) 7 7
TxTch FG 0:00 Trey Wolff 29 yard field goal 10 7
Second Quarter TxTchTCU
TCU FG 11:58 Griffin Kell 40 yard field goal 10 10
TCU FG 0:09 Griffin Kell 30 yard field goal 10 13
Third Quarter TxTchTCU
TxTch TD 8:38 J.J. Sparkman 33 yard TD pass from Tyler Shough (Trey Wolff Extra Point) 17 13
Fourth Quarter TxTchTCU
TCU TD 13:25 Kendre Miller 2 yard TD run (Griffin Kell Extra Point) 17 20
TCU TD 10:53 Derius Davis 23 yard TD pass from Max Duggan (Griffin Kell Extra Point) 17 27
TCU TD 5:46 Emari Demercado 16 yard TD pass from Max Duggan (Griffin Kell Extra Point) 17 34
TxTch TD 1:46 Tyler Shough 3 yard TD run (Trey Wolff Extra Point) 24 34
Team Stats
  Texas Tech TCU
First downs 20 25
  Rushing 12 12
  Passing 5 8
  Penalty 3 5
3rd Down Efficiency 3-16, 19% 5-15, 33%
4th down efficiency 3-6, 50% 0-3, 0%
Rushes-Yards 39-195 51-234
Passing Yards 157 195
Return Yards 99 148
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-32-1 12-23-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-18 4-23
Punts 6 4
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-42 4-52
Texas Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Morton 7 10 79 1 0
T. Shough 9 22 78 1 1
TCU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Duggan 12 23 195 2 0
Texas Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Valdez 3 71 23.7 0
T. Brooks 10 59 5.9 0
S. Thompson 8 46 5.8 0
T. Shough 7 9 1.3 1
N. Martinez I 1 6 6.0 0
D. Smith 4 6 1.5 0
B. Morton 6 -2 -0.3 0
TCU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Miller 21 158 7.5 1
E. Demercado 11 43 3.9 0
E. Bailey 4 31 7.8 0
M. Duggan 12 6 0.5 0
Texas Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bradley 2 54 27.0 1
J. Sparkman 3 46 15.3 1
M. Price 2 14 7.0 0
B. Boyd 2 12 6.0 0
S. Thompson 3 10 3.3 0
X. White 2 7 3.5 0
T. Brooks 1 7 7.0 0
L. Fouonji 1 7 7.0 0
TCU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Barber 3 62 20.7 0
S. Williams 1 38 38.0 0
D. Davis 3 36 12.0 1
G. Henderson 1 20 20.0 0
E. Demercado 1 16 16.0 1
B. Conwright 1 13 13.0 0
K. Miller 1 5 5.0 0
J. Hudson 1 5 5.0 0
Texas Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
TCU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Hodges-Tomlinson 1 0
Texas Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. McNamara 6 284 47.3
TCU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Sandy 4 176 44.0
Texas Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Price 2 17 8.5
TCU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Davis 3 93 31.0
Texas Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. White 3 62 20.7
T. Matthews 1 20 20.0
TCU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Davis 3 35 11.7
B. Nowell 1 0 0
E. Demercado 1 20 20.0
Texas Tech Missed FG
Player Length
TCU Missed FG
Player Length




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