TCU’s offense was stagnant in the first half against SMU, managing just six points against the Ponies.
Strangely, the offense has put together a decent statistical night, but a red zone interception from Kenny Hill and multiple dropped passes from his receivers meant that, despite gaining 215 yards, they were limited to two field goals.
Hill finished the half 12-of-19 for 150 yards, with an interception.
Kyle Hicks has been fantastic, though, with 109 total yards on 13 touches. Hicks has 75 rushing yards on 10 carries, and 34 receiving yards on three receptions (he’s been targeted three times). He’s running with purpose, and it’s staggering that, for the second week in a row, the rest of the offense isn’t feeding off of his energy.
Defensively the Frogs have been decent, giving up just three points to SMU and 160 yards of offense.
Probably the most intense play of the half came on Hill’s interception. The pass was intended for John Diarse, who took a massive hit in the endzone after the pick.
Holy mother of cheap shots pic.twitter.com/onLRMGI1pd— Mitchell Stehly (@StehlyMitchell) September 24, 2016
The SMU player was ejected for targeting.
Hopefully TCU will get it together offensively in the second half, or this could be another upset loss to SMU.