Older coach Patterson glad with No. 4 TCU’s big-scoring wins

Texas Tech’s Justis Nelson grabs TCU’s Josh Doctson, left, the… The video review confirmed that Green had control of the ball and a foot in bounds for a legal score.


TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was 34-of-54 for 485 yards, along with four touchdowns.

Boykin’s favorite target in the game was Doctson, who went all kinds of insane on Texas Tech’s secondary with 18 catches for 267 yards, three touchdowns and the game-saving deflection.

Patrick Mahomes was 25-of-45 for 392 yards passing, along with two touchdowns, along with one rushing score. Texas’ 300 lb Hassan Ridgeway was Johnny on the spot, scooped up the ball and rumbled 34 yards for a Horn TD putting the score within 1.

Take Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubachs’ 1975 “Hail Mary” touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson and blend that with Hall of Fame San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana’s 1982 “The Catch” touchdown pass to tight end Dwight Clark.

Eighth-ranked LSU hits the road, as well, this weekend, traveling to upstate New York to play the Syracuse Orangemen in a noon game on ESPN.

Michigan State: The Spartans (4-0) weren’t sharp for three quarters against Central Michigan, entering the final period up only a touchdown before pulling away for a 30-10 victory.

All that matters to Patterson and playoff hopeful TCU (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) is winning games by one point – no matter the score in a league where half the teams average more than 41 points a game.

Texas Tech starts the next drive on their own 20.

Chad Kelly threw for 321 yards, Jaylen Walton ran for a season-high 133 yards and Mississippi pushed past feisty Vanderbilt.

Louisiana Monroe proved to be nothing more than a tune-up for Alabama, which next travels to Athens, Ga., to face the Bulldogs.

The Rebels’ red zone offense was particularly bad. Meantime Hicks has two carries, and one touchdown run, over 30 yards.

It was fourth-and-goal at the four yard line, and TCU needed a touchdown to avoid losing for the first time this year. But the defenses showed up in the final moments, with both teams getting stops to give their offenses a shot to win it on the field. Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey, center, runs behind the blocking of Joshua Garrett, left, and Nick Davidson, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, September 25, 2015.

Louisville 45, Samford 3 – Lamar Jackson ran for two scores and 184 yards, a school-record for a quarterback, to give the host Cardinals their first victory. Dixon has 20 games with 100 yards or more rushing in his career. He scored on a 24-yard pass from Greyson Lambert in the first quarter. Alabama was coming off a 43-37 home loss to Mississippi.

Trevon Brown and Isaiah Jones had touchdown catches for East Carolina, which ditched its pass-heavy ways and kept the ball on the ground.

Kingsbury bluntly said that his team didn’t make enough plays to win the game. KaVontae Turpin has 7 catches for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Wolverines (3-1) have won three straight under Jim Harbaugh after an opening loss at Utah. Horned Frogs complete a two-point conversion.

There were 23 seconds left, so yes, the Frogs then had to avoid a Cal-Stanford type of miracle that nearly worked for Texas Tech with zeroes on the clock.

-Patrick Mahomes 50-yard touchdown pass to Justin Stockton.

The Wildcats (3-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) beat a ranked team for the first since topping then-No.


You might recall a game played 18 years ago. I knew he might not have caught it because it was a little high, and the guy was behind him. With fewer than 2 minutes in law, TCU propelled the top marks on any move designed for Josh Doctson which typically ended up inside the concept of Aaron Green.

TCU beat Texas Tech 55-52