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TCU defeats Kansas, 27-17

  • 11 a.m., Oct. 12, 2013
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

FINAL: KU's offense woeful again in 27-17 loss to TCU

The Kansas football team's defense and special teams forced five turnovers, but even that wasn't enough to overcome incompetent offense in the Jayhawks' 27-17 loss to TCU on Saturday afternoon at Fort Worth, Texas.

KU's offense — without receiver Tony Pierson, who sat out with a head injury — was even worse than normal. The Jayhawks notched just 198 yards and 3.3 yards per play. They also rushed 34 times for just 46 yards.

KU managed a 10-all tie at halftime, thanks mostly to KU defensive back JaCorey Shepherd, who had a 32-yard interception return for touchdown in the second quarter.

For the second straight week, though, KU was haunted by the first play of scrimmage of the second half, as TCU's David Porter bounced off two KU defenders and ran 75 yards for a receiving touchdown to give the Horned Frogs a 17-10 lead they'd never relinquish.

KU quarterback Jake Heaps was inaccurate all day, completing 13 of 26 passes for 152 yards with a touchdown and interception. James Sims carried it 23 times for 81 yards with a lost fumble.

KU (2-3) will play host to Oklahoma at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Box score

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

10:01 — Matthew Wyman 37 field goal. After its opening drive of the game stalled near midfield, the Kansas offense got the Jayhawks a lead for the second straight week thanks to an interception by Isaiah Johnson on TCU's first offensive play of the game. Johnson caught a tipped pass at the TCU 25 and the KU offense drove six yards in four plays and 1:27 to crack the scoreboard first. (KU 3, TCU 0).

6:50 — Trevone Boykin 10 run. Jaden Oberkrom kick. After turning it over on their first possession, the Horned Frogs marched 63 yards in six plays and 3:04 to take the lead. Quarterback Trevone Boykin was 2-for-2 passing on the drive, including a 22-yard strike to David Porter, and running back B.J. Catalon added a 22-yard run to set up the touchdown. (TCU 7, KU 3).

Second Quarter

11:44 — Jaden Oberkrom 44 field goal. The Horned Frogs marched deep into KU territory for their second score of the day but were forced to settle for a long field goal attempt after the Jayhawks knocked the Frogs back on back-to-back plays to turn a second-and-short into a fourth-and-long. Kevin Young and Victor Simmons combined for a sack of Boykin and Isaiah Johnson sniffed out a screen pass for the other loss. (TCU 10, KU 3).

8:55 — JaCorey Shepherd 32 interception return. Wyman kick. After TCU intercepted Jake Heaps at its 10 yard line, the Jayhawks bounced back with an interception of their own, this one by cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, who jumped in front of a pass along the KU sideline and raced 32 yards to the end zone untouched to the tie the game. (TCU 10, KU 10).

Third Quarter

14:47 — David Porter 75 pass from Trevone Boykin. Oberkrom kick. The Horned Frogs gained half of their total yardage from the first half in one play during the second, as the first play from scrimmage went the distance after two KU defenders dove at Porter's legs but did not wrap up and then watched him sprint untouched the rest of the way. (TCU 17, KU 10).

9:31 — B.J. Catalon 2 run. Oberkrom kick. The good news for the KU defense on this drive was that it made the Horned Frogs take a little longer to score. The bad news? It was not much prettier. TCU drove 53 yards in seven plays after taking possession following a James Sims fumble on KU's first possession of the second half. TCU scored in seven plays and 4:12. (TCU 24, KU 10).

7:28 — Jimmay Mundine 27 pass from Jake Heaps. Wyman kick. Two plays after KU kicked the ball back to TCU trailing 24-10, the Jayhawks cut the lead to a single touchdown thanks to a muffed punt by Brandon Carter and the nice hook-up from Heaps and Mundine. John Wirtel recovered the muffed punt and, two plays and 11 seconds later, Heaps hit Mundine on a corner route and the big tight end fought into the end zone. (TCU 24, KU 17).

Fourth Quarter

2:43 — Jaden Oberkrom 37 field goal. It was not pretty and it came much later than many expected it would, but the Horned Frogs finally dealt KU the knockout blow with a 10-play scoring drive that spanned 45 yards and 4:53 and put the home team up two scores with less than three minutes to play. TCU's drive, like so many in the second half before it, started with good field position because of the KU offense's inability to flip the field. (TCU 27, KU 17).

Join the post game discussion

Live coverage (Ended October 12, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.)

Hawk90 in reply to Dumbarton

They were. We are starting over at o line and most the guys are from the Gill years. The Juco guys are getting on the field so those are Charlie's guys

Chijayhawk

In all honesty I think CW might not get a 3 year unless he is welling to hire a OC. I think our AD needs to make it a requirement and tell him to either resign or make a change.

Dumbarton in reply to Hawk90

I believe most of the OL we lost this year were originally Mangino's recruits. Could be mistaken.

Aircapjay

Charley needs to recruit, but he needs to be able to show recruits that he can coach.

Carnahan

At least we kept it closer that I expected. Looking for silver linings.

Chijayhawk

I think CW ego is getting in the way again. Guy needs a OC but the media won't ask the tough questions

Carnahan in reply to Joe Ross

Yeah. What happened to his famous accuracy?

David Leathers

Good Work Jesse. See you next week.

Keithii

We battled. Just aren't there yet.

FINAL
Kansas 17
TCU 27

Jesse Newell

The kneeldown ends it. KU falls to 2-3.

David Meredith

Now they kneel on it, after injury.

Joe Ross

Heaps' passing could have changed the outcome of the game.

Hawk90 in reply to Dumbarton

Which means its now gills recruits

Duane Rice

Will OU have more fans then KU at the game next week.

Dumbarton

Everybody and their dog saw that last offestive play coming. Weis is an idiot. Absolutely no finesse. Making his living on Brady's arm and Gurnhard and Hopspple need to start packing their bags. They've haven't contributed one iota to the development of this offense. It's actually gotten worse after they lost Mangino's recruits.

Cohawk83

Doesn't look good for Johnson.

Aircapjay

I like the red helmets.

Lawkan

imagine if we had to play Alabama

Cshjhawk

++++++

Ia4jayhawk

O well. Thanks for the laughs, fellas!

Danr

Defense should have been heading to the locker room.

Jesse Newell in reply to Hawk90

That's about right on both counts.

Kooky

The ineptitude of Heaps, CW, and this offense is ridiculous.

David Meredith

Schedule gets tougher from here gentleman. Maybe against West Virginia.

Hawk90

Good news is that two years ago, we had the worst defense in the AQ conference. Now we are in the middle. Bad news is that now we have the worst offense in AQ.

Wissoxfan83

See you at basketball season

Carnahan

Dear offense. You owe the defense an apology.

Lajayhawk

Welp. Been fun. Got work to do. See you all later.

Gabriel Engeland

Ugliest play of the game to end it.

Jesse Newell

Pat Lewandowski whiffs on that block.

Joe Ross

Going into the game, if you told me we would have lost by only 10 I would have taken it. We have the defense to thank for that performance. My concerns about the offense are innumerable, and I dont know how you fix it with the personnel that you have, particularly on the line and at QB.

Ia4jayhawk

My goodness that's just pathetic.

Duane Rice

that last play was fitting.

Wissoxfan83

It's under 2 minutes now, we can go into the two minutes offense.

Duane Rice

If i had a dime for every time the announcer say "bad pass" i'd be a rich man.

Lawkan

thats amazing

Lajayhawk

We run no routes for first downs. Like ever.

Jesse Newell

They'll go for this fourth and 1 at the same spot.

Lawkan

nice route

Carnahan

We just completed a pass. Yea!

Ia4jayhawk

Jesse, you're right. It's done

David Leathers

You know what, I changed my mind on Cozart. I don't want to waste a RS on him until we can get a better play caller

Cshjhawk

interference

Lajayhawk

Another bad throw.

Cohawk83

That should have been a pick 6.

Jesse Newell in reply to Ia4jayhawk

You been watching this game? Ha.

Danr

Tcu might still get the ball back

Ia4jayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Throwing in the towel already, Jesse?

Lajayhawk

Does Weis make a change at QB now?

Cmill1221

Jesse, can you please ask the tough question of WHY CW won't hire an OC?

Ia4jayhawk

How does that play work for Mizzou?!

02:34 left in Fourth Quarter
Kansas 17
TCU 27

Jesse Newell

Oberkrom's 37-yard field goal is good. That puts it out of reach.

Carnahan

We can still do it. How about a big return for a TD and onside kick?

Dumbarton

Fat lady warming up!

Lajayhawk

Good game, defense. You deserved a win.

Cohawk83

Hats off to KU defense today, they manned up.

Joe Ross

Better than expected 2nd half effort from the defense. A-.

Ia4jayhawk

please miss please miss

Brian Dick

Hey...we covered the spread! crickets

Jesse Newell in reply to Lajayhawk

Ha.

Joe Ross

Here is the game.

Wissoxfan83 in reply to Jayhawkboogeyman

The high school I teach at is the high school version of KU's offense

Lawkan

shank please

Lajayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

JELLY

Dumbarton

Just incredible fortitude shown by our D today. Couldn't be prouder.

Aircapjay in reply to Jayhawkboogeyman

A lot of miffed tackles.

Lajayhawk

I just can't wrap my head around how awful our offense is. Gotta give the defense serious props, though. They never gave up at any point. Played their hearts out.

Ia4jayhawk in reply to Jesse Newell

Then an 85 yard drive

David Leathers

OMG... this out does anything ever on KUBoobs... https://twitter.com/UUBoobs/status/389083237642809344/photo/1

Jesse Newell

Nice play by Kevin Young.

Joe Ross in reply to Cohawk83

I dont begrudge your point of view.

Duane Rice

HCCW has no idea. Use a timeout you will need the ball back twice.

David Meredith

Uh, Time out?

Cohawk83

Now that I agree with Joe.

Jesse Newell

KU needs a stop. Then a missed field goal.

Ia4jayhawk

Great stop

Jayhawkboogeyman

TCU finally doing just enough to put this game away. Can't fault the defense at all today. Weis's offense is just an absolute crime against nature.

Danr

Need a turnover. Doubt they'll put it in the air

Ia4jayhawk

TCU smells blood

Joe Ross

One thing is sure, the offense lost this game for Kansas.

Gabriel Engeland in reply to Jesse Newell

This. Exactly this.

Dumbarton

Field Goal looming. Not looking good. Need TO bad.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Lawkan

this is total bull

Wissoxfan83

Missouri just shanked an extra point that would have put them up my 9 at Georgia. Any little bit of good news for us might be good.

Jesse Newell

KU didn't bring any pressure there. Boykin has time to complete the pass.

Lawkan

look at that over the middle

Ia4jayhawk

Do you think our defense just manhandles our offense in practice?

Danr in reply to David Leathers

Fake punt last week is keeping the D honest

Cohawk83

Sorry Joe, I agree with Jesse. Clock becoming a factor and we needed to try and make something happen. One score by TCU and it's over anyway.

Lajayhawk

Big 3rd down right here.

Duane Rice

this is a huge play

Jesse Newell

Nice tackle by Sendish there.

Joe Ross

Your defense has been forcing 3-and-outs.

David Leathers

Now I know why Pardula went for the fake last week. He is psychic.

Ian Ballinger

if we don't pull out the W.. this loss is completely on the offense.

Gabriel Engeland

Umm, did the announcer just say KU was never able to get back in the game after it was 24-10? Weird.

Jesse Newell in reply to Joe Ross

We'll see. If TCU scores here, it's over anyways. That would have given KU a chance.

Lajayhawk in reply to Joe Ross

I totally agree. Wrong time to try and go for it. At some point they will have to, but not there.

Esmith2224

The only way we are going to score is on a defensive TD.

Joe Ross

Seriously? 7 points down and you want to go for it deep in their territory? If you fail, the game is outu of reach, and your offense hasnt been doing anything. This is a no-brainer. The punt was the right thing to do. And its not even close.

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