Led by their best player, running back Kyle Hicks, the Frogs jumped out to a big halftime lead in Waco, dominating the Bears through the first to quarters to hold a 38-14 halftime advantage.
The aforementioned Hicks scored three times on running plays, as he was granted 15 touches in the running game on his way to 67 yards. Kenny Hill leads the team on the ground, running seven times for 74 yards including a 40 yard scamper and a couple huge third down conversions. He’s also 14/25 for 202 yards and a touchdown through the air.
Jaelan Austin made what was quite possibly the best play of the first half, hauling in a long bomb with just seconds to play to set up Hicks third score. He leads the TCU receivers with 57 yards on three catches.
On the other side of the ball, the Frog defense showed up and showed out, shutting down the Bears after allowing an easy score on the second play of the game while the offense put up 24 unanswered. While one Bear receiver, who I will not mention by name because of his past transgressions, has had a big game through two quarters (120 yards on six catches), the rest of the offense has looked disjointed against an aggressive TCU D that is swarming the ball and containing the run game. A 19 play drive towards the end of the second quarter had the Frogs on their heels, as the pace of play quickened and gave BU a significant advantage. The speed of the play-calling by GP will certainly be addressed in the locker room at the half.
TCU has a big lead in Waco, but needs to keep their foot on the gas. Join us for half number two!