#11 TCU’s Record Comeback Shocks #15 Oregon in 3/OT
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT1 OT2 OT3 FINAL
#11 TCU 0 0 17 14 7 3 6 47
#15 Oregon 21 10 0 0 7 3 0 41
For the second consecutive year the Valero Alamo Bowl saw a furious second
half comeback as TCU scored 31consecutive points in the second half after
a first 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 finishes at the
Valero Alamo Bowl, as eight of the last 10 Alamo Bowls has been decided in the
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 field 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 final drive stalled and the Ducks punted to TCU, giving the
Horned Frogs a short field. 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
field goal and the game went into overtime knotted at 31.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the first 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 field 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 3rd down led to a TCU sack and the Horned Frogs
batted away a pass at the goal line on fourth down to finish the game victorious.
The first half had seen Freeman and Duck quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. lead
an offensive charge that generated 31 first half points while the Oregon defense
held TCU scoreless in a half for the first time this season.
A sellout crowd saw #11 TCU rally
from the biggest first half deficit
in Valero Alamo Bowl history, to
complete the biggest comeback
in bowl history.
DECEMBER 31, 2019 / OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM 117