Kenny Hill and KaVontae Turpin earn Big 12 honors
TCU quarterback Kenny Hill was named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week while wide receiver KaVontae Turpin is the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
Hill, making his TCU debut, became the first player with 400 yards passing, two touchdown passes and three rushing scores in a game since 2013.
Hill’s 439 yards passing and 484 yards of total offense both rank seventh for a single game in TCU history. His 33 completions, in 49 attempts, tied for sixth. He ran for 45 yards on seven carries with touchdown runs of 4, 6 and 8 yards.
Junior wide receiver Desmon White said Hill was making good reads and throws, it was just up to the receivers to make the plays happen for him.
“It’s up to us to make plays for him,” White said. “We know he’s going to give it everything he has and that’s all that matters.”
Hill, a junior from Southlake, Texas, led a TCU offense that gained 662 yards.
TCU head coach Gary Patterson said he was happy with Hill’s debut.