frog TCU (5-2) vs. SMU (1-7) SMU pony

Score by Quarters
SMU3706-16
TCU01702-19

Storyline

  • The Frogs survive as Rick LaFavers intercepts SMU's attempt for a two point conversion and returns it 100 yards for two points. This was the first defensive conversion ever for the Horned Frog defense.
  • Rick LaFavers also recovered a SMU fumble in the endzone.
  • John Washington led the Frogs with 12 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Andre Bruce fractured his left leg and will miss the rest of the season. Koi Woods reinjured his knee and Sterling Boyd has an ankle injury. Jason Tucker did not play because of an ankle injury, while Chris Brasfield injured his ankle in the first quarter and did not return.
  • 28,312 showed up on a cold, rainy Homecoming.
  • Time of possession was basically even (SMU 30:18, TCU 29:42)
  • TCU is assured of two consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1959.

    Scoring Summary

    First Quarter
    Crosland 40 yard field goal.
    SMU 3, TCU 0.
    Second Quarter
    Thornal 6 yard pass from Canine.
    SMU 10, TCU 0.
    Washington 39 yard pass from Knake.
    SMU 10, TCU 7.
    Washington 35 yard pass from Knake.
    TCU 14, SMU 10.
    Reeder 28 yard field goal.
    TCU 17, SMU 10.
    Third Quarter
    Fourth Quarter
    Canine 1 yard run (2 pt attempt failed)
    TCU 17, SMU 16.
    Rick LaFavers 100 yard interception of 2 pt attempt.
    TCU 19, SMU 16.

    Game Statistics

    TCU Frogs Team Stats SMU
    19 First Downs 19
    34-110 Rushing Yards 30-51
    228 Passing Yards 294
    338 Total Offense 345
    33-20-2 Passes 50-30-0
    1-18 Kickoff Return Yards 3-71
    3-49 Punt Return Yards 3-11
    2-1 Fumbles 4-2
    7-54 Penalties 7-85
    7-40.3 Punts-Avg. 6-39.7
    5-14 3rd Down Conversions 7-18

    Individual Stats

    Rushing
    TCU- Woods 8-41, Moore 13-35, Bruce 6-23, Washington 1-6, Boyd 4-4, Knake 2-1.
    SMU- Womack 15-29, Canine 10-9, Harmon 2-8, Campbell 2-3, Adams 1-2.
    Passing
    TCU- Knake 20-33-2-228.
    SMU- Canine 30-50-0-294.
    Receiving
    TCU- Washington 12-156, Collins 4-33, Brasfield 2-26, Moore 1-9, Bruce 1-4.
    SMU- Thornal 7-51, Whitmore 7-50, Womack 3-66, Robinson 3-37, Johnson 3-31, Dickerson 2-21, Cooper 2-12, Lias 1-15, Moore 1-8, Harmon 1-3.
    Top Frog Defenders: Stephens 11, McWilliams 6, Piland 7, Roy 2, Hyder 3, Oldham 7, LaFavers 4, Janak 2, Thompson 2, White 11, Martin, Jones 8, Rydel 2, Hopes 4, Taft 6, Johnson 3, McCarty 4, Staten 5.

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