BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT1 OT2 OT3 FINAL
No. 11 TCU 0 0 17 14 7 3 6 47
No. 15 Oregon 21 10 0 0 7 3 0 41
OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
No. 11 TCU’s Record Comeback Shocks No. 15 Oregon in 3OT
A sellout crowd saw No. 11 TCU rally from the biggest fi rst half defi cit in
Valero Alamo Bowl history, to complete the biggest comeback in bowl history.
F or the second consecutive year the Valero Alamo Bowl
saw a furious second half comeback as TCU scored
31-consecutive points in the second half after a fi rst
half in which the Horned Frogs were the victim of a 31-0 onslaught
at the hands of Oregon. The two teams traded scores in two overtime
periods before the TCU quarterback Bram Kohlhausen and the Horned
Frog defense secured a win in the third overtime period.
This game was just another in the line of showstopping fi nishes
at the Valero Alamo Bowl, as eight of the last 10 Alamo Bowls has
been decided in the fi nal minutes.
Kohlhausen sparked the second half rally with 248 passing yards and two touchdowns, one
through the air and one on the ground. TCU drove the fi eld with only minutes remaining before
running back Aaron Green dove into the end zone for a two-yard score. The Horned Frogs added
a two point conversion to cut the lead to three. Oregon’s fi nal drive stalled and the Ducks punted
to TCU, giving the Horned Frogs a short fi eld. TCU drove the ball to the one-yard line after 26
rushing yards from Green but threw an incomplete pass on third-down. TCU settled for a fi eld
goal and the game went into overtime knotted at 31.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the fi rst overtime period as Kohlhausen found Emanuel
Porter for a passing TD and Oregon running back Royce Freeman pounded in his third TD of
the game. But the touchdowns ended there for Oregon as TCU and the Ducks held each other
to fi eld goals on their next overtime possession.
With the element of the extra point eliminated in the third overtime period the game had a
new dynamic. Kohlhausen ran in another score to give TCU a 47-41 lead but could not add the
two point conversion. That was no concern for the Horned Frogs as a bad snap on third down
led to a TCU sack and the Horned Frogs batted away a pass at the goal line on fourth down to
fi nish the game victorious.
The fi rst half had seen Freeman and Duck quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. lead an offensive
charge that generated 31 fi rst half points while the Oregon defense held TCU scoreless in a
half for the fi rst time this season.