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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS GEORGIA 122 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU BOWL EVENTS WELCOME rivals since 1991. That was the year before Arkansas started play in the SEC. Allen threw three touchdowns passes, including a 19-yarder to Jeremy Sprinkle to start overtime. TCU’s Kenny Hill threw for 377 yards and an overtime TD to Taj Williams and also had 93 yards rushing and two scores. But he couldn’t get the Horned Frogs in the end zone in the second OT, and they settled for Ryan Graf’s 37-yard field goal. Allen’s winning score came on a second effort as he fell across the goal line. KaVontae Turpin set up both of TCU’s fourth-quarter touchdowns with long catches, including on the go-ahead drive from midfield after he added nearly 25 yards on a dazzling punt return when he spun out of several tackles while somehow keeping both knees off the ground. After the Razorbacks got even, Turpin returned the kickoff 64 yards, but Arkansas’ Dan Skipper blocked Graf’s 28-yard field goal try with 10 seconds remaining. The 5-foot-9, 153-pound speedster had 295 all-purpose yards, including 126 receiving. Turpin had a 57-yard catch to set up Hill’s 1-yard run to get TCU within 20-14 in the fourth quarter. Turpin added a 43-yarder from Hill before Kyle Hicks’ second rushing TD, a 7-yarder for the TCU’s first lead at 21-20 with 7:15 remaining. GAME 3: TCU 41, Iowa State 20 Sept. 17 | Fort Worth, TX Kyle Hicks ran for 117 yards with a long touchdown and also scored on a 25-yard catch as TCU beat Iowa State 41-20 in the first game this season that counts in the Big 12 standings. Hicks went 64 yards untouched to put TCU (2-1, 1-0 Big 12) up 10-0 in the first quarter, after his path was cleared by 315-pound tackle Joseph Noteboom’s downfield block of a defensive back. ‘’He kept running until he ran into somebody,’’ Hicks said. On the opening drive of the second half, Kenny Hill hit Hicks wide open in the end zone behind the secondary for a 31-7 lead. ‘’Unreal. He can go,’’ Hill said when asked about the scores by Hicks. Iowa State, with first-year coach Matt Campbell, is 0-3 for the first time since 1997. While the Horned Frogs bounced back from a double-overtime home loss to Arkansas that knocked them out of the Top 25, receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin sustained an apparent left leg injury and had to be helped off the field the play before Hicks’ TD catch. Coach Gary Patterson said he had no update after the game. Turpin entered the game the national leader with 236 all-purpose yards per game, but had only two caches for 8 yards and one kickoff return for 28 yards. ‘’It’s a win, simple as that,’’ Patterson said. ‘’Not happy ... but it’s a win.’’ Kenny Hill the new quarterback who had slow starts and strong finishes his first two starts, threw for 219 yards with a touchdown while running for 28 yards and another score while playing only three quarters. The defense had five sacks, matching their total from the first two games combined. KYLE HICKS RAN FOR 117 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN, AND ALSO CAUGHT A 25-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS AS TCU BEAT IOWA STATE, 41-20.


2016 Liberty Bowl
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