TCU comes up just short against Texas Tech in double overtime, 27-24
TCU fell to Texas Tech in double overtime, 27-24, after Red Raider kicker Clayton Hatfield nailed a 37-yard field goal. Texas Tech now leads the all-time series over TCU 31-25-3.
Here are five takeaways from the Horned Frogs performance.
- Foster Sawyer replaced Kenny Hill as quarterback
TCU quarterback Kenny Hill threw a deep ball to the end zone that was intended for KaVontae Turpin late in the third quarter, but was intercepted by Texas Tech defensive back Douglas Coleman in the end zone. After Texas Tech punter Michael Barden bobbled the snap on a punt attempt, TCU began their next possession on the Red Raider 15-yard line. Hill was replaced on the possession by redshirt sophomore quarterback Foster Sawyer after the offense had only mustered 10 points.
“I didn’t pull him[Hill], [offensive coordinator and QB coach] Sonny [Cumbie] did,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. “We weren’t playing very well.”
With Sawyer at quarterback, TCU capped off the possession with one-yard touchdown run by Trevorris Johnson to take a 17-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.
In overtime, Sawyer matched score for score with Patrick Mahomes II. After Mahomes scrambled for 15-yard touchdown to start overtime, Foster thread the needle to wide receiver Desmon White for a 25-yard touchdown that forced a second overtime. The pass was Sawyer’s first touchdown this season and third of his career. The catch was White’s his first scoring grab of the season and second of his career.