TCU faced an unexpected scare from the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday night. But, the Horned Frogs prevailed in the end, 59-41.

“I think you have to give a lot of credit to South Dakota State,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said.

While the defense surrendered 41 points, Patterson was pleased with the Frogs’ offensive output.

“Offensively, I think it was a great first game,” Patterson said. “Kenny managed the game after the first two turnovers.”

Quarterback Kenny Hill, making his first appearance for the Frogs, threw for 439 yards and totaled 45 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. TCU finished the night with 662 yards over 87 plays.

Hill became the first player with 400 yards passing, two touchdown passes and three rushing scores in a game since Michigan’s Devin Gardner against Indiana in 2013.

TCU running back Kyle Hicks also had quite a night. He notched his first two-touchdown game of his career, scoring one in the first quarter and his second touchdown in the third. Hicks now has five career rushing scores.

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