TCU leads SMU in defensive slugfest
CU renewed its rivalry with the SMU Mustangs Friday night and took a slim 6-3 at the half.
The Mustangs took an early three-point lead after SMU kicker Josh Williams nailed a 23-yard field goal that capped a 10-play, 69 yard drive.
With 4:33 left in the first quarter, TCU kicker Ryan Graf tied the game at 3-3 after hitting a 46-yard field goal, a new career long for Graf.
After a six-play drive early in the second quarter, TCU quarterback Kenny Hill threw a pass that was intended for John Diarse, but was intercepted on the goal line by SMU linebacker Anthony Rhone. Diarse was on the receiving end of a targeting call on SMU cornerback Darrion Millines, who was ejected from the game.
Diarse returned to the game and caught a pass for 23 yards on the next possession.
Freshman wide receiver Dylan Thomas, a graduate of Paschal High School, caught the first pass of his career for a 13-yard gain and a first down.
After an 11-play, 77-yard drive, TCU settled for another Ryan Graf field goal, this time for 20 yards, after failing to pick up a touchdown at first-and-goal on the four-yard line.
TCU wide receiver Desmon White filled in at punt-returner for the injured KaVontae Turpin and performed admirably in the first half. Read More