Rapid Reactions: TCU vs. Kansas

The TCU Horned Frogs defense kept them in a game that the offense tried to give away with 4 turnovers. TCU was still able to score 27 points and they held KU to just 17. Here's our reactions to the TCU victory.

1. Waymon James let a ball go through his hands that was intercepted on TCU's first play of the game. It led directly to a KU FG.

2. TCU went with the hurry up offense on their 2nd drive and it resulted in a 6 play 63 yard drive in 3:04 to take a 7-3 lead. The hurry up may be something TCU could use more to utilize their athletes to their full potential.

3. Ty Slanina was wide open across the middle for what would have been a big time gain but Boykin's pass was off target. Slanina was injured on the play and did not return. He was very wobbly and it's safe to say that he likely had a concussion test. His status is uncertain for next week.

4. The TCU D held Kansas to 19 yards in the 1st quarter.

5. Jake Heaps finished 13-26 for 152 yards with a TD and an INT. He was sacked 4 times by TCU's D.

6. Jaden Oberkrom hit a 44 yard FG in the 1st quarter to make it 10-3 TCU. The FG would have been good from 60.

7. Jake Heaps hit Andrew Turzilli for a 50 yard gain over Jason Verrett. Verrett made a nice play on the ball but Turzilli out worked the All-American to bring in the ball.

8. Verrett answered right back on the next play with his 1st pick of the season.

9. A Miscommunication between Boykin and Catalon led to a pick 6 by KU. Boykin said after the game that he and Catolon weren't on the same page.

10. On the 1st play of the next drive, Waymon James fumbled it back to KU. The offense put the TCU defense in precarious positions all day.

11. Terrell Lathan had 2 more sacks today and he combined with Jon Lewis for a big sack in the 2nd quarter to halt another KU drive.

12. KU's punter was a weapon all day for the Jay-Hawks. He averaged 46.8 yards per boot.

13. Kolby Listenbee had a chance a 50 plus yard reception but dropped the ball around midfield. The lack of execution by the offense continued to stymie the team's momentum.

14. Paul Dawson had a huge game after earning the start this week. He finished with 17 tackles and 3 TFL. He almost had a pick six to close out the game but dropped the pass.

15. The TCU running backs got more action than any other game all season. Catalon had 12 carries, Aaron Green had a career high 14 and Waymon James added 2. That's 26 designed runs to the RB, a good formula for success.

16. Another frustrating series for the offense saw Catalon pick up 20 yards. After that run, they had an illegal substitution the next play and then a sack of Boykin, making it 3rd and 20. Mistakes at crucial times continue to hamper the team.

17. The game was 10-10 at halftime due to the offense putting KU in position to score all 10 points

18. TCU came out in the 2nd half with their hair on fire as David Porter took a short pass 75 yards to the house on the first play from scrimmage. It made the score 17-10 TCU.

19. Chris Hackett forced a fumle and recovered the same fumble after what looked to be a big play for Kansas on a screen pass. He continues to be a ball-hawk for the defense.

20. Catalon's 2 yard TD run made it 24-10 TCU with 9:31 left in the 3rd quarter.

21. Sam Carter got into the action with a big time sack and loss of 9 yards on Jake Heaps. The D held KU to 198 yards of total offense.

22. Brandon Carter muffed yet another punt much to the dismay of the crowd. Even though the Junior from Euless Trinity has game breaking ability, his play in the last few games has been a glaring liability to TCU.

23. Cameron Echols-Luper came in for Carter to return punts and did a great job. He should be back there the rest of the season.

24. Cam White made a nice special teams play by fielding the punt at the KU 5. That's something TCU has struggled with all season and it was a big play at the time.

25. A win is a win and TCU's 27-17 victory today was their 1st home Big 12 triumph since they joined the conference. With Oklahoma State looming on the schedule, TCU still needs to shore up the mistakes. They now sit 3-3 (1-2) on the season.

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