Football returned to Fort Worth on Saturday night as the TCU Horned Frogs kicked off their 2016 season against the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.

The Frogs jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on the arm of Kenny Hill and the legs of Kyle Hicks. Hill began the game 3-3 passing for 24 yards. Hill’s first completion in purple and black went to wide receiver KaVontae Turpin for a gain of seven.

Starting running back Kyle Hicks punctuated the Frogs’ first drive with a 15-yard touchdown run.

On the Frogs’ first defensive possession, they gave up three first downs to the Jackrabbits before forcing a three-and-out after an SDSU incompletion on 3rd and 11.

After TCU forced another SDSU punt, the Jackrabbits got on the scoreboard with a 25-yard field goal by kicker Chase Vinatieri, the nephew of longtime Patriots and Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri.

TCU wide receivers Isaiah Graham and John Diarse each notched their first catches in TCU uniforms in the first quarter. Graham’s first catch went for 22 yards, and Diarse’s first catch went for 21 yards.

The Frogs ended the first quarter knocking on the door, as they had first and goal at the eight yard line. However, the Jackrabbits intercepted Hill at the one-yard line. Hill attempted to connect with wide receiver Ty Slanina on the interception.

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