NCAAF Game Recap - Texas Christian at Texas Tech
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas Christian (5-5)

17

10

0

6

33

Texas Tech (4-6)

0

16

12

3

31

Song's fourth field goal pushes TCU past Texas Tech 33-31
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:50 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) TCU’s seesaw win at Texas Tech on Saturday proved there’s no place like the road in this Big 12 rivalry, thanks in great measure to a fittingly uncharacteristic first quarter for both teams.

Jonathan Song’s fourth field goal, a 20-yarder with 5:38 to play, gave the Horned Frogs a 33-31 win in a battle of teams fighting to earn bowl eligibility. TCU needed the kick after squandering multiple 17-point leads in the first half.

Since this rivalry resumed in 2012 when the Frogs joined the Big 12, the road team is 6-2.

TCU (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) scored in double digits in the first quarter for the first time since Sept. 28. Conversely, Texas Tech (4-6, 2-5) had outscored previous opponents 72-27 in the first quarter this season before falling behind 17-0 after one period.

“To win on the road, that’s what you’ve got to do,” coach Gary Patterson said.

He wasn’t as pleased with his team’s finish.

“The defense tried to screw it up,” Patterson said. “But we got the last two stops, and that’s what mattered.”

Texas Tech's final possession after the field goal lasted one play. TCU's Vernon Scott forced a fumble by McLane Mannix, recovered by Trevon Moehrig at the Red Raiders' 29-yard line.

“Coach said we had to make a play,” Scott said. “So I just put my hand on the ball, and it came out.”

Song’s final field goal was the third lead change of the fourth quarter in a game that TCU led 24-3. He also hit from 36, 28 and 25 yards. His winning kick came after a 4-yard touchdown pass from Max Duggan to Jalen Reagor was called back because of a pick penalty.

Trey Wolff’s 24-yard field goal with 12:21 put Tech ahead 31-30.

Duggan passed for 323 yards and accounted for all three touchdowns. He threw touchdown passes of 55 yards to Reagor and 4 yards to Artayvious Lynn and ran for a 20-yard touchdown on the game’s first possession.

Tech’s Jett Duffey threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns: 70 and 32 yards to R.J. Turner, 33 yards to Erik Ezukanma and 26 yards to Dalton Rigdon.

Patterson said Tech frequently passed out of what previously this season were running formations.

The Red Raiders were unsuccessful on two 2-point tries beginning in the third quarter after Wolff missed a PAT in the second quarter.

“That’s one of the earliest times I’ve ever started going for two,” Texas Tech coach Matt Wells said, “but at that point, we weren’t stopping them on defense. I thought this thing was going to keep going like a tennis match.”

The Red Raiders rushed for a season-low 69 yards with Duffey running for 42. Running backs SaRodorick Thompson and Ta-Zhawn Henry combined for 27 yards on nine carries.

Tech running back Armand Shyne was lost for the season two weeks ago, and Wells said Thompson and Henry both played hurt.

Dalton was helped to the locker room in the third quarter on a tackle that resulted in a targeting ejection on Jeff Gladney. Tech’s Jordyn Brooks, the leading tackler in the FBS, left in the first quarter with an upper-body injury.

WHOSE CATCH IS IT ANYWAY?

Rigdon was awarded with the 26-yard TD catch after he and R.J. Turner came down with the ball together. Duffey wasn’t picky about who got the credit.

“I knew someone would come up with it,” Duffey said.

NOTES

TCU was plus-2 in turnover margin after going minus-4 in its previous two games, losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor. . . Frogs receiver Taye Barber had career highs with eight catches and 137 yards. . . Tech played its second straight game without leading receiver T.J. Vasher (37 catches, 473 yards), on suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules.

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU: The Frogs’ defense, which went into play ranked first in the Big 12, is 10 for 10 in holding opponents below their total offense average. Texas Tech went into the game averaging 478.6 yards and gained 402.

Texas Tech: With two conference games remaining, the Red Raiders are assured of their 10th straight losing Big 12 record.

UP NEXT

TCU will visit Oklahoma next Saturday.

Texas Tech will close its home schedule hosting Kansas State next Saturday.

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Passing

TCU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Duggan 42 25 59.5 2 323 55 0 99.6
TxTch Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Duffey 33 19 57.6 4 333 70 1 119.1

Rushing

TCU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Anderson 19 87 4.6 14 0
M. Duggan 18 75 4.2 26 1
TxTch Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Duffey 9 42 4.7 14 0
S. Thompson 6 19 3.2 6 0

Receiving

TCU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Barber 8 137 17.1 43 0
J. Reagor 3 83 27.7 55 1
TxTch Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Turner 3 116 38.7 70 2
E. Ezukanma 4 91 22.8 51 1

Fumbles

TCU F FL
M. Duggan 1 0
TxTch F FL
M. Mannix 1 1

Returning

TCU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Anderson 2 27.5 0 29 0 - 0 0
S. Olonilua 2 18.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
TxTch KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Carter 2 11.5 0 13 0 - 0 0
C. Nwabuko III 0 - 0 0 1 22.0 0 22

Punting

TCU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Sandy 5 182 36.4 47
TxTch Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. McNamara 4 189 47.3 52

Takeaways

TCU Int Yds InTD
W. Harris 1 14 0

Team Stats Comparison

TCU TxTch
Points For 33 31
Total Yards 549 402
Rushing Yards 226 69
Passing Yards 323 333
Passing Completions / Attempts 25/42 19/33
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/1
First Downs 28 16
Penalties - Yards 7/60 5/46
Time Of Possession 26:26 34:34
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 15/24 5/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 5/36 4/47

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TCU TxTch
TCU 5:14 TD Max Duggan 20 yd run (Jonathan Song kick) 7 0
TCU 7:48 FG Jonathan Song 36 yd FG 10 0
TCU 14:01 TD Artayvious Lynn 4 yd pass from Max Duggan (Jonathan Song kick) 17 0
2nd Quarter TCU TxTch
TxTch 2:05 FG Trey Wolff 36 yd FG 17 3
TCU 3:18 TD Jalen Reagor 55 yd pass from Max Duggan (Jonathan Song kick) 24 3
TxTch 4:45 TD Dalton Rigdon 26 yd pass from Jett Duffey (Trey Wolff kick) 24 10
TxTch 13:05 TD RJ Turner 70 yd pass from Jett Duffey (missed kick) 24 16
TCU 14:58 FG Jonathan Song 28 yd FG 27 16
3rd Quarter TCU TxTch
TxTch 1:41 TD RJ Turner 32 yd pass from Jett Duffey (failed 2pt rush) 27 22
TxTch 9:55 TD Erik Ezukanma 33 yd pass from Jett Duffey (failed 2pt pass) 27 28
4th Quarter TCU TxTch
TCU 0:04 FG Jonathan Song 25 yd FG 30 28
TxTch 2:39 FG Trey Wolff 24 yd FG 30 31
TCU 9:22 FG Jonathan Song 20 yd FG 33 31

Game Information

Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
Attendance: 50,459
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