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TCU defeats Kansas, 34-30

  • 2 p.m., Nov. 15, 2014
  • David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

Jayhawks give scare but fall short against TCU, 34-30

Kansas University’s football team put a scare into fourth-ranked TCU on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, but couldn't overcome a two-touchdown outburst in 70 seconds by the Horned Frogs in the third quarter in a 34-30 loss on Senior Day.

The Jayhawks (3-7, 1-6 in Big 12) certainly had their chances, as the Horned Frogs turned the ball over three times, but they could only turn that into three points. They took a 13-10 lead into halftime after a 13-yard touchdown catch by Jimmay Mundine, and led 27-17 midway through the third quarter after a one-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Michael Cummings and a 78-yard catch and run by junior receiver Nigel King.

But the Horned Frogs responded quickly with a 24-yard touchdown run by running back Aaron Green, then Cameron Echols-Luper added a 69-yard punt return touchdown. KU had the ball at the five-yard line after a TCU fumble midway through the fourth quarter, but settled for a field goal, and never crossed midfield for a potential game-winning score.

TCU (9-1, 6-1) had 480 yards on offense, led by junior quarterback Treyvone Boykin, who was 26-for-37 for 330 yards and a touchdown. Green also added 128 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

KU was led offensively by Cummings, who tossed for 332 yards and two touchdowns. Mundine had seven catches for 137 yards and a touchdown, while King added five catches for 128 yards and a highlight-reel score when he tipped the ball up to himself and sprinted down the sideline.

The Jayhawks will go on the road to face Oklahoma next Saturday at 11 a.m.

Box score

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

12:36 — Ty Slanina 27 pass from Trevone Boykin. Jaden Oberkrom kick. Boykin marched the Horned Frogs 67 yards in seven plays on the game's opening drive and completed five of six passes while also converting a third-and-one with a one-yard run to set up the score. The only incompletion on the drive was caught by a ball boy on the sideline. (TCU 7, KU 0).

6:49 — Corey Avery 2 run. Kick blocked. The Jayhawks benefited from a roughing the punter, a fourth down pass from T.J. Millweard to Trent Smiley on a bobbled snap on a field goal try and pass from Michael Cummings to Nick Harwell that was thrown behind him and batted into the air by TCU DB Sam Carter. Those three wacky plays set up Avery's easy TD run. To top it all off, the extra point was blocked. (TCU 7, KU 6).

Second Quarter

12:02 — Jimmay Mundine 13 pass from Michael Cummings. Matthew Wyman kick. After the KU defense held TCU on a fourth-and-one try deep in the Kansas end, the KU offense put together its second lengthy drive of the day, marching 89 yards in 14 plays and 6:18 to claim the lead. Cummings hit Mundine for 50 yards on three passes on the drive and also scrambled for 18 yards and a first down to kickstart the drive. (KU 13, TCU 7).

3:41 — Jaden Oberkrom 24 field goal. The KU defense once again stood tall in the red zone, with Jake Love picking up a sack, JaCorey Shepherd picking up a pass break-up and the rest of the defense keeping Boykin bottled up and everything in front of them. The TCU scoring drive spanned 32 yards in seven plays and 2:47. (KU 13, TCU 10).

Third Quarter

12:02 — Michael Cummings 1 run. Wyman kick. The Jayhawks picked up right where they left off on the opening drive of the second half, marching 82 yards in six plays and 2:54 to build a 10-point lead. The big play on the drive came on a second and 10, when Cummings hit Mundine with a short pass and the senior tight end did the rest, racing 67 yards down to the 2 to set up the score. (KU 20, TCU 10).

8:47 — Aaron Green 3 run. Oberkrom kick. After falling behind by two scores for the first time, the Frogs answered with a nine-play, 72-yard drive that took 3:08 and featured another 5-of-6 passing effort from Boykin, who ran the option perfectly and pitched to Green, who walked in untouched, on the touchdown. (KU 20, TCU 17).

8:27 — Nigel King 78 pass from Cummings. Wyman kick. Just 20 seconds after TCU answered the Jayhawks' second-half score, King caught a pass from Cummings after tipping the ball in the air twice to himself and then out-running the TCU secondary as it gave chase. (KU 27, TCU 17).

3:48 — Aaron Green 24 run. Oberkrom kick. Green carried the ball just once on the Frogs' much-needed scoring drive but made it count, slipping through the middle of the Kansas defense and sprinting untouched into the end zone. Boykin completed three passes during the eight-play, 80-yard drive that took 2:55. (KU 27, TCU 24).

2:38 — Cameron Echols-Luper 69 punt return. Oberkrom kick. Barely a minute after cutting the Kansas lead to three points and less than 10 minutes after fumbling the ball away to KU in TCU territory, the Frogs jumped on top for the first time since leading 7-6 in the second quarter. (TCU 31, KU 27).

Fourth Quarter

12:08 — Oberkrom 25 field goal. With a chance to go up by two scores in the fourth quarter, the Jayhawks' defense held the Frogs to a field goal and kept the lead to seven points. Aaron Green did most of the damage on TCU's eight-play, 65-yard drive, rushing for 36 yards on two carries, including a 33-yard run that nearly went the distance. The drive took 2:56. (TCU 34, KU 27).

7:42 — Matthew Wyman 23 field goal. KU's defense set the Jayhawks up with a golden opportunity to tie the game when Victor Simmons forced a fumble and Tedarian Johnson jumped on it at the TCU 10. After picking up six yards on a first-down run from Corey Avery, the Jayhawks' stalled and settled for three. (TCU 34, KU 30).

Join the post game discussion

Kooky

KU D stepping up BIG TIME!

Lawkan

woot

Bobby Nightengale

Wow. Fumble. KU gets huge break.

Scott Wooten in reply to Micky Baker

Yup. Game time

Chandler James

The zebras are going to try to help tcu win. The Big 12 wants them in the CFP

Micky Baker in reply to Scott Wooten

There was another one earlier where they grabbed Cummings face mask too.

Bobby Nightengale

Big non-facemask penalty. Would have given KU the ball inside of the 40.

Kooky

Offense not doing its part this half. Wasting too many plays running Pierson up the middle in tight spaces.

Micky Baker

Time to rise up and overcome with a stop here.

Scott Wooten in reply to Bobby Nightengale

They have gotten away with 2 at least

Micky Baker in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Yes, they did. The ref was looking right at it and didn't throw the flag.

Lawkan

all that play action does is give the pass rush more time to get to the quarterback.

09:14 left in Fourth Quarter
TCU 34
Kansas 27

Bobby Nightengale

TCU's defense makes a stop near midfield and will take over on offense from its own 12-yard line.

Chandler James

face mask?

Brad Swisher

Man we've really lost a lot of momentum on offense.....

Bobby Nightengale

Did TCU get away with a face mask there? I couldn't see it well.

Micky Baker

Going to have to some misdirection and get Pierson out in space.

Bobby Nightengale

3rd-and-10 from its own 45 for KU.

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Darin Bradley

You were half right. Just forgot Coleman.

Darin Bradley in reply to Darin Bradley

They're

Bobby Nightengale

Rodriguez Coleman with a big first down. KU near midfield.

Darin Bradley in reply to Bobby Nightengale

There keying on Mundine and King. It'll be McCay or Harwell.

Scott Wooten in reply to Lawkan

I can dig it. Let's go!

Bobby Nightengale

Touchback on the kickoff and KU will start at its own 25.

Lawkan in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Pierson

Scott Wooten in reply to Bobby Nightengale

Yes sir

Bobby Nightengale

If KU is going to score, who's going to make the big play? Another one from Nigel King?

Scott Wooten in reply to Darin Bradley

+1

Micky Baker in reply to Chandler James

No doubt. Put the pressure on TCU. This is an elimination game for the playoff for them.

Chandler James

big stop. we need to score earlier rather than later

Darin Bradley

Huge stop. Offense needs to dial something up. Play to win boys. Let ya nuts hang!

12:08 left in Fourth Quarter
TCU 34
Kansas 27

Bobby Nightengale

Kansas' defense makes a stop near the goal line and holds TCU to a 25-yard field goal from Jaden Oberkrom.

Jayhawkinaustin

That blocked PAT is pretty big now.

Scott Wooten

Lets go!

Micky Baker

Big stop there.

Bobby Nightengale

Great coverage and Michael Reynolds with the sack. TCU brings out the FG unit.

Darin Bradley

How many holds does TCU get?? My god this is getting ridiculous.

Bobby Nightengale

3rd down upcoming at the four-yard line. Biggest play of the game.

Darin Bradley

Need to hold to 3

Darin Bradley

Sendish missing a lot of tackles.

Bobby Nightengale

A touchdown saving tackle by Dexter McDonald, but TCU now inside the 10-yard line.

Lawkan

how the hell does that keep happening?

Bobby Nightengale

KU probably gets a break that its the end of the quarter. A chance to regroup

Micky Baker in reply to Darin Bradley

KU is definitely playing 11 on 17.

15:00 left in Fourth Quarter
TCU 31
Kansas 27

Bobby Nightengale

TCU scored 14 points in 70 seconds to take a lead. The Horned Frogs have the ball at midfield.

Lawkan in reply to Bobby Nightengale

no need for insults.

Bobby Nightengale

KU had a sack, but Andrew Bolton grabs Boykin's facemask. TCU gets a big break.

Scott Wooten

Missed the face mask on us. F em. We gotta win

Darin Bradley

There was a hold before the face mask

00:04 left in Third Quarter
TCU 31
Kansas 27

Bobby Nightengale

TCU forces another KU three-and-out and will start at its own 27-yard line.

Bobby Nightengale

Great tackle in the open field by Justin McCay on that punt.

Micky Baker

call a timeout dammit!

Darin Bradley

C'mon. Call a timeout

Brad Swisher

Son of a .......

Bobby Nightengale

Bad snap will give TCU the ball back after another punt. Another three-and-out.

Chuck Wagstaff

Bad spot

Darin Bradley

terrible spot

Bobby Nightengale

Huge 3rd-and-1 for KU upcoming...

Crimsonphoenix

Well, at least we still got this out of this game: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11881256

Brad Swisher

Know it's a bit early but that missed extra point renders a field goal worthless at this point.

Darin Bradley

Larry has penalties at the worst possible times.

Bobby Nightengale

Jayhawks hurt themselves once again with their 3rd false start of the game.

Darin Bradley

Can't have a 3 and out here. Need to move the chains.

Micky Baker in reply to Rick McGowwan

I'm standing by my statement.

Crimsonphoenix in reply to Rick McGowwan

Exactly, NCAA Dream playoffs = Bama, Ohio State, Texas, and I dunno, Oregon?

Bobby Nightengale

KU will start at its own 26-yard line.

Dirk Medema in reply to Lawkan

ST is one of the places a lack of depth inconspicuously raises its ugly head.

Rick McGowwan in reply to Micky Baker

....said no one ever. DO you really think NCAA wants TCU in the playoffs?

Darin Bradley

Officiating crew turned a blind eye on that return. No excuses b/c covering was terrible but there were two explicit clips.

Bobby Nightengale

Seems like everything changed on that 3rd-and-20 conversion and KU not scoring after the fumbled kick return.

Micky Baker

refs missed a hold and a block in the back on that return. $$$$ is calling the NCAA to not let TCU lose.

06:43 left in Third Quarter
TCU 31
Kansas 27

Bobby Nightengale

Cameron Echols-Luper returns a punt for a 69-yard touchdown. TCU with its first lead since 12:02 in the second quarter.

Lawkan

special teams have been terrible all year.

Rick McGowwan

Crash....back to earth for KU.

Chuck Wagstaff

Horrible

Scott Wooten

We still win.

Lawkan

at least 5 blocks in the back on that return.

Darin Bradley

Danger

Bobby Nightengale

Three-and-out for KU will likely give TCU some decent field position for its next drive.

Duane Rice

TCU starting to turn it upp.

Rick McGowwan

This is the biggest play of the game.

Bobby Nightengale

KU starting at its own 12-yard line because of a block in the back. Definitely not making anything easy on themselves.

Brad Swisher

ANSWER!!!!!

Rick McGowwan in reply to Chandler James

Yes, not a fan of the soft zone/prevent we're playing on D.

Rick McGowwan

A couple of missed opps: the 3rd and 20 and the recovered fumble. We need to step up now. Answer.

Lawkan

Melvin Gordon has 238 yards rushing against Nebraska at half time.

Chandler James

TCU is going to score. And they wont lose quietly. We have to keep our foot on the accelerator. Play to win. Not to not lose

Chuck Wagstaff

18 minutes - let's go!

03:48 left in Third Quarter
TCU 24
Kansas 27

Bobby Nightengale

Aaron Green bolts up the middle for a 24-yard touchdown run. It was an 8-play, 80-yard drive for TCU.

Ian Ballinger

answer again

Scott Wooten

Sack baby

Bobby Nightengale

Greg Allen with a sack. One of the few times KU's pressure bothered Boykin.

Crimsonphoenix in reply to Chuck Wagstaff

Bigger shocker, KU beating TCU football or TCU beating KU basketball?

Rick McGowwan in reply to Runningbeakers84

You're about to be upset! :)

Darin Bradley

Need to get some pressure on the QB.

Bobby Nightengale in reply to Rick McGowwan

Not right now. I'll keep an eye out.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Runningbeakers84

u behind

Runningbeakers84

3rd and 20!

Scott Wooten

Pick 6 this drive.

Ian Ballinger

unbelievable. c'mon D

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