Third-ranked TCU survives upset bid on late, improbable touchdown

That is probably a bit generous, it might have been over even before that.


Duke 34, Georgia Tech 20 – Shaquille Powell rushed for three scores and the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0 ACC) contained the No. 20 Yellow Jackets (2-2, 0-1) in a home victory. TCU leads Tech 40-38.

Karl Malone made the trek to Syracuse to watch Louisiana State play … and he brought his flip phone.

Mahomes hurt his left knee early in the first quarter when he dove toward the end zone as he finished a 15-yard run. Green dove and caught the ball and dragged his foot for the touchdown.

There are games every year that define what a team is going to be. The Red Raiders won despite holding the ball for 23:17 compared to the Razorbacks’ 36:43. Tech holds on a speed option and faces 4th and goal from the 5. On the first drive of the game, Pete Robertson had a tackle for loss on the first play, and had a near sack causing an incomplete pass on third down.

How many times in football life do we talk all week about a high-scoring shootout and then get a defensive struggle, or a dud of a game? It’s what coach Kliff Kingsbury teaches the best.

“[TCU co-offensive coordinators] Coach [Sonny] Cumbie and Coach [Doug] Meacham always preach, “follow the ball” because you never know when the ball could be fumbled or something like that”, Green said.

Fournette, who is regarded as a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy as the player of the season, had his second straight 200-yard game and fifth straight 100-yard game. “He’s unflappable”. The Frogs are 15/18 scoring in the red zone with 14 touchdowns.

The senior ran wild for 267 receiving yards and three first-half touchdowns. If the Horned Frogs failed to convert, it would have devastated their College Football Playoff chances. Coming into the game, only 15 teams were worse in total defense. The injuries have to be tearing Patterson’s heart out.

“Defensively, I think he is one of the top minds in all of football”, Kingsbury told Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. It is the first time the Tigers will play in the state of New York since they beat Fordham at the Polo Grounds in 1942. “Whenever you play his teams, nothing is easy or given and they’re always where they’re supposed to be”. Tech’s defense starting show some signs of becoming winded.

TCU opens the 4th facing a 2nd and 22, as the Tech fan base hopes that Tech can get a stop on at least one of these long down and distance situations.

(3) Mississippi 27, Vanderbilt 16: Chad Kelly threw for 321 yards, Jaylen Walton ran for a season-high 133 yards and the Rebels (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) pushed past the feisty Commodores (1-3, 0-2) in Oxford, Mississippi.

Wisconsin, tied with BYU at No. 22 in this week’s rankings, has not allowed a touchdown in 188 minutes since the 8:02 mark in the fourth quarter of the team’s loss to Alabama.

In an article by Paul Myerberg of USA Today in the preseason, the point was made that the Red Raiders might be in position to make the same jump to prominence that TCU did previous year. TCU gets down to the 4 yard line and Tech calls a timeout with 1:05 left.


Out of nowhere, here came Green, who had continued running toward the back of Texas Tech’s end zone.

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