TCU got off to a better start in week three than either of the past two weeks, carrying a 24-7 lead into the half against Iowa State.
The first half was highlighted by an incredible touchdown run from Kyle Hicks, who wen 64-yards to the endzone for TCU’s first touchdown of the day.
at Kyle Hick turn on the JETS! Career long 64-yard rush gets him a 5th rushing TD of the season! #BeatISU pic.twitter.com/QvvFHVEMjX— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) September 17, 2016
Hicks goes into the half with 11 carries for 109 yards and a TD.
Meanwhile, TCU’s receivers had a few drops early (Emanuel Porter dropped a sure touchdown, and Ty Slanina dropped a first down) but they picked up Kenny Hill later in the half. Check out these two crazy catches by John Diarse and Emanuel Porter.
John Diarse with the hands to make this second quarter grab! #SCTop10 #BeatISU pic.twitter.com/N0fbTAUttv— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) September 17, 2016
EMANUEL PORTER!! Not a TD upon review, but that catch still ! Another #SCTop10 play from the Frog receivers! pic.twitter.com/nKbX1MXBnI— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) September 17, 2016
After review, Porter’s catch was ruled not a touchdown, but Michigan transfer Derrick Green punched it in on the next play to give TCU the 24-7 lead.
The Frogs’ defense has looked better today as well, although tackling has been a problem. Deante Gray made his second start at cornerback for his career, replacing Ranthony Texada in the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Mat Boesen finally made his Horned Frog debut after sitting out the first two games with an injury. He recorded two sacks as TCU’s defensive line got pressure constantly on Iowa State’s two quarterbacks.
Kenny Hill had a solid first half, throwing for 120 yards on 10-15 passes, and rushing for 21 yards and a touchdown. His stats would be more impressive had early passes not been dropped. He’s looked good through the first half today.
So, we’ll see if TCU can keep it up in the second half, as they look to get to 2-1 on the season.