TCU and Texas Tech all tied up in low-scoring affair at the half, 10-10
TCU and Texas Tech resumed their rivalry Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth. Texas Tech leads the all-time series over TCU 30-25-3. TCU has won the last two games, having defeated the Red Raiders 82-27 in Fort Worth and 55-52 in Lubbock.
Here are five things to know about the first half between the Horned Frogs and Red Raiders.
Defense starts off strong
TCU defense dominated Tech offense early, forcing turnovers on first two possessions.
Safety Nick Orr intercepted Red Raider quarterback Patrick Mahomes II at the TCU one-yard line for his team-leading fourth pick of the season. The interception was Orr’s sixth of his career, most among active Horned Frogs.
TCU defensive end Matt Boeson forced a fumble on Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Bradley recovered. TCU kicker Brandon Hatfield missed just his second field goal of the year from 37 yards on the Frogs’ following possession, so the Horned Frogs couldn’t capitalize on the second turnover.
TCU offense emphasizes run game early
Running back Derrick Green lined up as the wildcat QB and plunged into the end zone for a two-yard TD that gave the Horned Frogs the first lead of the game, 7-0. Green’s score capped off a 17-play, 99-yard scoring drive. TCU altered their play-calling on the first drive of the game, as they ran the ball 12 times on 17 plays. TCU’s game plan appeared to be to run to keep the clock moving and keep Tech’s high-flying offense off the field.
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