NCAAF Game Recap - Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas Christian
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Texas Christian 39, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7

Aug 31, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

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Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-1)

0

0

7

0

7

Texas Christian (1-0)

10

6

13

10

39

Big second half helps TCU beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 39-7
Sun Sep 1, 2019 1:37 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU has two weeks before its next game with Purdue, and coach Gary Patterson said that will give everyone the chance to continue all the guessing about who will emerge as the Horned Frogs' primary quarterback.

Not much was decided Saturday night as TCU debuted two quarterbacks in graduate transfer Alex Delton and true freshman Max Duggan. Both were ho-hum in leading TCU to a 39-7 victory over FCS school Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener for both teams.

Delton, who played 14 games with six starts the last two seasons at Kansas State, started but shared time with Duggan.

Delton was more impressive running the ball (67 yards rushing on seven carries) than passing (10 for 22 for 119 yards). Duggan led all three of the Horned Frogs' touchdown drives and finished 16-for-23 passing for 165 yards.

"I thought they stayed pretty composed," said TCU senior receiver TreVontae Hights, who set a career high with eight catches for 108 yards. "Their leadership was great. I feel comfortable with either one of them."

Patterson didn't heap praise on either quarterback, but pointed out that neither threw an interception. TCU didn't make either quarterback available for comment after the win.

Patterson wasn't happy, however, that five TCU drives stalled inside the red zone.

"That was the place I thought we have to get better," he said. "And the best way to get better there is we have to run the football."

Patterson said he could invoke a five-man quarterback competition the next two weeks, joking that he could even move some quarterbacks to safety or nose guard.

But TCU's other three quarterbacks in the mix - Michael Collins, Justin Rogers and Matthew Baldwin - aren't likely to pass up either Delton or Duggan.

Either way, TCU will need a better effort from junior Jalen Reagor, the Horned Frogs' leading receiver last season. He dropped three passes and muffed two punt returns before making amends late in the third quarter.

Reagor ran past Pine Bluff freshman cornerback Jordan Brown at the line of scrimmage to catch a 37-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Max Duggan to give the Horned Frogs a 29-7 lead.

Just prior to Reagor's touchdown, he muffed a punt that was recovered by Pine Bluff at the TCU 37. That set up the Golden Lions' only score, a 1-yard touchdown run by KeShawn Williams that cut TCU's lead to 22-7. Reagor also muffed a punt inside the 15 in the second quarter, but TCU recovered it.

"We fumbled two punts, and both of them came on punt-safe, so we didn't even have a return on," Patterson said. "What Jalen has to learn is it's a critical play and it can't always be a great play. You have to get out of the way.

"You guys know how I feel about this. I'm not happy. There's a bunch of things that need to get fixed. But I think we saw enough that we have the potential to be what we want to be."

Pine Bluff, an FCS team that finished 2-9 last year, entered the game as a 53-point underdog. But the Golden Lions never appeared overmatched.

TCU's defense was steady, picking off two Pine Bluff passes and forcing 11 punts. Because of TCU's red zone struggles, kicker Jonathan Song made a school-record-tying six field goals. Former TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom also made six field goals Oct. 20, 2012 against Texas Tech.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: The Golden Lions, who return 15 starters (nine on offense), didn't back down. They were within two scores late in the third quarter. Pine Bluff's defense was particularly strong in the red zone, forcing five field goal attempts.

TCU: This wasn't a dominant effort by the Horned Frogs against a much inferior opponent. TCU appears to still be trying to find an offensive identity with its quarterback competition, although Duggan was more productive.

QUARTERBACK STATS

TCU quarterbacks last season were inconsistent for the most part, finishing with only 18 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions, as the Horned Frogs were mediocre themselves at 7-6.

Collins, the former Penn transfer, started four games late last year before a right ankle injury forced him to miss all of spring drills. The junior also missed two weeks of practice in August with a foot injury.

UP NEXT

Arkansas-Pine Bluff will open SWAC play next Saturday at Alabama A&M.

TCU has next week off before playing its first road game Sept. 14 at Purdue.

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Passing

ArkPB Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Patrick 16 8 50.0 0 107 36 1 45.6
S. Perry 12 5 41.7 0 7 8 1 14.6
TCU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Duggan 23 16 69.6 1 165 37 0 104.4
A. Delton 22 10 45.5 0 119 47 0 62.5

Rushing

ArkPB Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Porter 14 48 3.4 17 0
K. Williams 9 44 4.9 15 1
TCU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Delton 7 67 9.6 54 0
S. Olonilua 7 50 7.1 18 0

Receiving

ArkPB Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Ballard 3 38 12.7 36 0
T. Porter 2 35 17.5 24 0
TCU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Hights 8 108 13.5 47 0
J. Reagor 5 71 14.2 37 1

Fumbles

TCU F FL
M. Duggan 1 0
S. Olonilua 1 0

Returning

ArkPB KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Williams 4 14.3 0 19 0 - 0 0
TCU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Reagor 0 - 0 0 6 10.3 0 26
B. Matiscik 1 1.0 0 3 0 - 0 0

Punting

ArkPB Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Pini 11 463 42.1 72
TCU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Sandy 4 142 35.5 45

Takeaways

TCU Int Yds InTD
T. Moehrig 1 58 0
A. Washington 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

ArkPB TCU
Points For 7 39
Total Yards 215 484
Rushing Yards 101 200
Passing Yards 114 284
Passing Completions / Attempts 13/28 26/45
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 7/2
First Downs 9 25
Penalties - Yards 7/78 1/5
Time Of Possession 10:10 50:50
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/17 9/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 11/42 4/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ArkPB TCU
TCU 7:07 FG Jonathan Song 24 yd FG 0 3
TCU 14:01 TD Max Duggan 1 yd run (Jonathan Song kick) 0 10
2nd Quarter ArkPB TCU
TCU 11:20 FG Jonathan Song 36 yd FG 0 13
TCU 15:00 FG Jonathan Song 19 yd FG 0 16
3rd Quarter ArkPB TCU
TCU 1:14 FG Jonathan Song 34 yd FG 0 19
TCU 6:38 FG Jonathan Song 38 yd FG 0 22
ArkPB 13:29 TD KeShawn Williams 1 yd run (Zack Piwniczka kick) 7 22
TCU 14:53 TD Jalen Reagor 37 yd pass from Max Duggan (Jonathan Song kick) 7 29
4th Quarter ArkPB TCU
TCU 8:14 FG Griffin Kell 35 yd FG 7 32
TCU 14:12 TD Darwin Barlow 8 yd run (Griffin Kell kick) 7 39

Game Information

Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Attendance: 40,422
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