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2016 Liberty Bowl

SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS GEORGIA 130 | 58th AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU BOWL EVENTS WELCOME GAME 8: Texas Tech 27, TCU 24 (2OT) COct. 29 | Fort Worth, TX layton Hatfield kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime and TCU fell to Texas Tech 27-24. A week after matching an FBS record with 734 yards passing in a 66-59 loss to Oklahoma, Patrick Mahomes went 24 of 39 for 206 yards with two touchdowns and an interception as Texas Tech (4-4, 2-3) ended a three-game losing streak. ‘’It was a pass play called and it wasn’t open,’’ Mahomes said of his TD run in overtime. ‘’They were covering up pretty much everything all day. It just opened up and I just ran.’’ TCU (4-4, 2-3) forced the second overtime on Desmon White’s incredible 25-yard TD catch from backup quarterback Foster Sawyer. White caught the pass despite having a defender on his hip, and secured the ball against his helmet to complete the score. The play stood after officials did a replay review of the catch. The Horned Frogs had the ball to start the second overtime. But Brandon Hatfield, not related to the Texas Tech kicker, missed a 40-yard field goal attempt. ‘’For years, you find ways to win them, then you find ways to lose them’’ Patterson said. ‘’We’ve got to get back on the track of finding ways to win them. It’s pretty simple.’’ The previous two times the teams met in Fort Worth, they combined for 109 points both times. Tech won 56-53 in triple overtime in 2012, and TCU broke Big 12 and school records in an 82-27 win two years ago. The Frogs won 55-52 in Lubbock last year. The Horned Frogs’ defense had one of its best games overall, making some changes that surprised Tech. “Our whole thing was make them beat themselves, make them have patience, make them run the ball,” Patterson said. TRAVIN HOWARD RECORDED 19 TACKLES TO LEAD A TCU DEFENSE THAT HELD THE HIGH-POWERED TEXAS TECH OFFENSE TO JUST 345 TOTAL YARDS IN A DOUBLE OVERTIME LOSS.


2016 Liberty Bowl
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