GAMEDAY College Football

Texas Christian 59, Tarleton State 17

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas - Max Duggan completed 23 of 29 passes for 390 yards and five touchdowns as TCU won its home opener 59-17 over lower-division Tarleton State, making Sonny Dykes the first new Horned Frogs coach to win his first two games since Dutch Meyer in 1934.

Duggan set career highs for yards and TDs while playing less than three full quarters in his 30th career start for the Frogs (2-0). It came a week after former Oklahoma transfer Chandler Morris started their season-opening 38-13 win at Colorado before suffering a sprained left knee late in that game.

"With injuries, it's no fun for anybody. ... Obviously we both want to play, everybody wants to play, but understanding your role, when that is and helping each other out, I think you've seen that the last couple of weeks, and last year," said Duggan, who dealt with a fractured bone in his foot last season. "It's not all on me. There's 10 other other guys on offense that have got to do their job and do it to a standard. I think you saw that tonight."

TCU led 28-0 when Duggan tossed a 2-yard score to Quincy Brown early in the second quarter. Duggan found receivers wide open for TDs on each of TCU's first two drives of the game - Derius Davis from 19 yards out, then Jared Riley on a 6-yarder.

"Max made good decisions, got the ball out to the guys who can make plays and, looked like a guy that was on his 30th start," Dykes said. "That was what stood out to me, was just his experience, his comfort."

Brown added a 17-yard TD catch on the Frogs' first drive after halftime that made it 45-14, though he sprained his ankle on that play.

Dykes is the 11th full-time head coach for the Frogs since Meyer, who won 109 games over his 19 seasons (1934-52). His tenure included the school's only national championship, an undefeated season in 1938 with Heisman Trophy winner Davey O'Brien.

Beau Allen threw for 210 yards with a TD and two interceptions for Tarleton, which is in the third season of a four-year reclassification period from NCAA Division II to the FCS level as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

"It got lopsided there and got out of hand. I thought we got off to a slow start. We really wanted to avoid that," Tarleton coach Todd Whitten said. "TCU's got a very good team. They're really fast. ... We had a lot of trouble with their speed."

UP AND DOWN

Darius Cooper had an acrobatic 21-yard catch from Allen for Tarleton's first touchdown. He was able to get a foot down in the front corner of the end zone after leaping up and reaching back to make the catch. Cooper finished six catches for 117 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Tarleton: The Texans played a Power Five program for the first time in school history, two seasons after beating New Mexico State 43-17 in their only previous game against an FBS team. They still had zero total yards when they fell behind 21-0 against TCU, and finished with 295 yards.

TCU: The Frogs' 10 offensive drives before a lost fumble into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter resulted in eight touchdowns, a field goal and a missed field goal. They finished with 630 total yards, and didn't punt until 1:44 was left in the game. Sam Jackson, who began the season as the third-string QB, was 4-of-4 passing for 58 yards, and had a 1-yard TD run. There were 15 different players who caught passes.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TarlStTCU
TCU TD 11:51 Derius Davis 19 yd pass from Max Duggan (missed kick) 0 6
TCU TD 6:14 Jared Wiley 6 yd pass from Max Duggan (DERIUS DAVIS 2pt run) 0 14
TCU TD 3:16 Kendre Miller 1 yd run (Luke Laminack kick) 0 21
Second Quarter TarlStTCU
TCU TD 12:49 Quincy Brown 2 yd pass from Max Duggan (Luke Laminack kick) 0 28
TarlSt TD 10:14 Darius Cooper 21 yd pass from Beau Allen (Adrian Guzman kick) 7 28
TCU TD 7:21 Sam Jackson 1 yd run (Luke Laminack kick) 7 35
TCU FG 1:05 Luke Laminack 36 yd FG 7 38
Third Quarter TarlStTCU
TarlSt TD 11:35 Deangelo Rosemond 1 yd run (Adrian Guzman kick) 14 38
TCU TD 7:24 Quincy Brown 17 yd pass from Max Duggan (Luke Laminack kick) 14 45
TarlSt FG 2:36 Adrian Guzman 47 yd FG 17 45
TCU TD 2:03 Jordan Hudson 29 yd pass from Max Duggan (Luke Laminack kick) 17 52
Fourth Quarter TarlStTCU
TCU TD 12:06 Emani Bailey 37 yd run (Luke Laminack kick) 17 59
Team Stats
  Tarleton State TCU
First downs 13 28
  Rushing 5 8
  Passing 8 20
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 4-11, 36% 7-12, 58%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 28-85 37-180
Passing Yards 210 450
Return Yards 78 70
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-26-2 28-34-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1--5
Punts 6 1
Punts-Average 32.2 37
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-20 3-20
Time of Possession 25:18 34:42
Tarleton State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Allen 11 25 210 1 2
A. Yuen 0 1 0 0 0
TCU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Duggan 23 29 390 5 0
S. Jackson 4 4 58 0 0
J. Hoover 1 1 2 0 0
Tarleton State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Bridges 9 32 3.6 0
D. Rosemond 9 23 2.6 1
O. Douglas 6 23 3.8 0
B. Allen 3 5 1.7 0
D. Kelley III 1 2 2.0 0
TCU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Miller 13 56 4.3 1
E. Bailey 4 47 11.8 1
C. Wren 3 28 9.3 0
S. Jackson 3 25 8.3 1
T. Battle 3 14 4.7 0
E. Demercado 6 7 1.2 0
M. Duggan 5 3 0.6 0
Tarleton State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Cooper 6 117 19.5 1
J. Smith 4 92 23.0 0
O. Douglas 1 1 1.0 0
TCU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hudson 5 76 15.2 1
T. Barber 3 66 22.0 0
B. Nowell 3 60 20.0 0
G. Henderson 2 56 28.0 0
C. Curtis 1 37 37.0 0
Q. Brown 3 31 10.3 2
D. Davis 2 23 11.5 1
G. Spivey 1 23 23.0 0
Q. Johnston 2 22 11.0 0
K. Miller 1 21 21.0 0
S. Williams 1 16 16.0 0
B. Conwright 1 8 8.0 0
J. Wiley 1 6 6.0 1
T. Battle 1 3 3.0 0
C. Jackson 1 2 2.0 0
Tarleton State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
TCU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Newton 1 25
J. McMillan 1 0
Tarleton State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Walrath 6 193 32.2
TCU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Sandy 1 37 37.0
Tarleton State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
TCU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Tarleton State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Rosemond 3 78 26.0
TCU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Barber 3 31 10.3
D. Davis 0 14
Tarleton State Missed FG
Player Length
TCU Missed FG
Player Length
L. Laminack 36




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