TCU falls in double OT, snapping a 14 home-game winning streak
In a Big 12/SEC matchup that had almost everyone on the edge of their seat by the end of the game, TCU snapped a 14 home-game winning streak after falling to Arkansas on Saturday night.
The Frogs gave fans something to cheer for as they rallied back in the second half. After trailing 13-0 at halftime, TCU overcame the deficit and had an eight-point lead over the Razorbacks in the fourth quarter.
But, Arkansas wasn’t giving up either. The Razorbacks took the Frogs into double overtime and eventually beat them 41-38.
This isn’t the first time TCU has found themselves in a multiple overtime game. This is TCU’s third multiple overtime game in their last four contests. They closed out the 2015 season with a triple-overtime win over Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl and a double-overtime victory over Baylor in the regular-season finale.
With this loss, head coach Gary Patterson’s record against SEC teams dropped to 2-2. Saturday was TCU’s first time facing a SEC team since its 42-3 win over No. 9 Ole Miss in the 2014 Chic-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Patterson said things like turnovers and penalties matter, and can make a difference, in games like these.
“We didn’t play our best football, too many little things hurt us,” Patterson said.
On TCU’s first possession of the game, wide receiver Deanté Gray fumbled the ball on the end of a 19-yard run at the seven-yard line.
TCU quarterback Kenny Hill also threw a pick-six that was returned 47 yards for a touchdown by Arkansas linebacker Brooks Ellis.
The Horned Frogs offense was called for a slew of blocking-below-the-waist and holding penalties in the first half, which led to the offense being shutout in the first 30 minutes.
“I felt like it was a positive that we were only down 13-0 at halftime,” Patterson said.