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2016 Liberty Bowl

TCU SEASON IN REVIEW GAME 1: TCU 59, South Dakota State 41 Sept. 3 | Fort Worth, TX WELCOME BOWL EVENTS TCU The 13th-ranked Horned Frogs rallied and pulled away late in GEORGIA HONORS BOWL HISTORY SPECIAL THANKS 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl | 121 a 59-41 victory over South Dakota State. Kenny Hill rallied from a pair of interceptions to eventually come around, accounting for five touchdowns after KaVontae Turpin sparked the Frogs with an 81-yard punt return in their 15th straight home-opening win since losing to Northwestern State in Patterson’s first year as head coach. Hill was 33 of 49 for 439 yards with two touchdown passes, ran for three scores and converted a critical third down with a 13-yard scramble while the Frogs were up four points in the fourth quarter. That drive ended on a 46-yard scoring pass to Taj Williams for a 52-41 lead. Williams, who had 11 catches for 158 yards, made the grab after the ball deflected several yards forward off the hands of TCU receiver Desmon White and South Dakota State linebacker Dallas Brown. Turpin started the recovery from the surprising second-quarter deficit with his return, sparking the Frogs to their 14th straight home win, third among Power Five schools behind Florida State and Clemson. The 5-foot-9 speedster added a 33-yard run and finished with 177 all-purpose yards. Taryn Christion threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns – two to Jake Wieneke, who had eight catches for 196 yards. Isaac Wallace had an 87-yard touchdown run after Makiah Slade intercepted Hill at the South Dakota State 1. Wallace finished with 112 yards rushing. Christion’s 12-yard run put the Jackrabbits ahead 17-7 after Hill’s second interception. ‘’I told you on Tuesday they were good players. Now they’re still good players,’’ Patterson said of the Jackrabbits. ‘’We didn’t do a very good job.’’ Kyle Hicks  ran for two touchdowns, including a 3-yarder that put TCU ahead for good in the third quarter.  TAJ WILLIAMS CAUGHT 11 PASSES FOR 158 YARDS IN HIS TCU DEBUT, INCLUDING A 46-YARD SCORING GRAB IN THE FOURTH QUARTER THAT PUT THE HORNED FROGS AHEAD FOR GOOD IN THEIR SEASON-OPENING WIN. GAME 2: Arkansas 41, TCU 38 (2 OT) Sept. 10 | Fort Worth, TX Austin Allen ran 5 yards for the winning score in the second overtime, and Arkansas pulled out a wild 41-38 victory over No. 15 TCU. Allen led the Razorbacks (2-0) to the tying score in the final two minutes of regulation, throwing a touchdown pass to Keon Hatcher and then catching the tying 2-point conversion from the receiver with 1:03 remaining. The Horned Frogs (1-1) rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to take a 28-20 lead, but couldn’t hang on as their 14-game home winning streak ended in the first meeting of these former Southwest Conference MAKING HIS FIRST START SINCE LAST YEAR’S OPENER AT MINNESOTA, WHEN HE SUFFERED A SEASON-ENDING INJURY, SAMMY DOUGLAS HAD A CAREER-HIGH 17 TACKLES, INCLUDING THREE FOR LOSS AGAINST ARKANSAS.


2016 Liberty Bowl
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