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    GoFrogs: TCU Excels in All Three Phases in a 59-23 win at Kansas
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - TCU started fast, building a 24-0 first-quarter lead, and rolled to a 59-23 victory over Kansas on Saturday night in Lawrence, Kan.

    The Horned Frogs scored on their first three offensive possessions and then added a special teams touchdown and two defensive scores.

    The Horned Frogs won on the road for the third time in four games this season.

    TCU ran for a season-high 337 yards and is now 4-0 this season when rushing for at least 200. True freshman Zach Evans, making his first career start, had his first 100-yard game with 100 yards on 12 carries. Darwin Barlow added 83 yards, including a 1-yard scoring run.

    TCU established its run game early, rushing the ball on its first seven plays en route to taking a 3-0 lead on the game's opening possession. A Griffin Kell 39-yard field goal capped a 9-play, 53-yard drive.

    TCU had back-to-back 3-play touchdown drives, covering 45 and 74 yards, to extend its lead to 17-0 with exactly six minutes to play in the first quarter.

    The Horned Frogs went up 10-0 when Max Duggan connected with a wide open Pro Wells in the end zone on a 46-yard touchdown pass. On TCU's next series, Duggan hit Carter Ware for a 26-yard touchdown catch.

    Derius Davis' 37-yard punt return for a touchdown made it a 24-0 game with 3:49 to play in the first quarter. It was the second punt return score of the season for Davis and the third of his career on just 11 attempts. He is now tied for second in TCU history with three punt return touchdowns.

    Duggan tied a career high with his third touchdown pass, a 24-yard strike to Wells to make it a 31-6 game with 8:56 left in the second quarter.

    Duggan's 58-yard scoring run, his team-best seventh rushing touchdown of the season, gave TCU a 38-6 lead.

    TCU's last two touchdowns came on the defensive end via a C.J. Ceasar 30-yard interception return and a Dee Winters 2-yard fumble recovery after Ochaun Mathis stripped the ball.

    Up Next
    TCU will host Oklahoma State next Saturday, Dec. 5. The kickoff time is TBD.

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    TCU – KANSAS POSTGAME NOTES
    TCU 59, Kansas 23
    Nov. 28, 2020

    Team Notes
    * Tonight's contest marked Gary Patterson's 250th game as TCU's head coach. He is 176-74 (.704).
    * TCU's 59 points were its most in a Big 12 game since winning 62-22 at Baylor in 2016.
    * The Horned Frogs rushed for a season-high 337 yards and are 4-0 this season when totaling at least 200 yards on the ground.
    * The 337 yards rushing were TCU's most in a game since running for 346 yards in a 34-13 win at Purdue last season.
    * TCU is 99-8 under Patterson when rushing for at least 200 yards.
    * The Horned Frogs are 3-1 on the road this year.
    * In its last two road victories at Kansas and Baylor (Oct. 31), TCU opened the game with first-half leads of 24-0 and 30-0, respectively.
    * TCU's 44 road wins since 2009 are tied for second nationally.
    * TCU is 22-19 on the road in its Big 12 history.
    * Patterson is 8-1 as a head coach versus Kansas. He is 2-1 against KU head coach Les Miles.
    * TCU played its second and final game this season outside the state of Texas.
    * TCU played its first night game of the season.
    * The Horned Frogs are 141-19 under Patterson when holding a halftime lead.
    * The Horned Frogs are 15-6 in their last 21 games after an open date.
    * TCU is 46-19 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.
    * TCU scored for the 353rd consecutive game. It's the nation's second-longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history. The Horned Frogs haven't been blanked since Nov. 16, 1991, at Texas (32-0).
    * TCU had four sacks and has at least one in 86 of its last 90 games.
    * TCU wore a black helmet, white jersey and black pants.

    Individual Notes
    Offense
    * True freshman running back Zach Evans and senior offensive guard Blake Hickey made their first collegiate starts.
    * Evans had his first 100-yard rushing game with 100 yards on 12 carries.
    * Max Duggan tied a career high, set on two previous occasions, with three touchdown passes while also scoring on a 58-yard run
    * Duggan's 58-yard touchdown run was his team-best seventh rushing score of the season. It was also TCU's third-longest run and fourth-longest play from scrimmage in 2020.
    * Pro Wells equaled a career high with two touchdown catches. He also accomplished the feat last season against SMU.
    * Wells' 46- and 24-yard touchdown catches gave him a team-best three this season and eight in his career, the most among current Horned Frogs.
    * Wells' 46-yard reception was 1 yard shy of a career long set earlier this season against Oklahoma.
    * Carter Ware's 26-yard touchdown reception was his first career scoring grab.
    * Darwin Barlow's 83 yards rushing on eight carries, including a 1-yard scoring run, marked the second-best game of his career.
    * Lex Boucvalt made his TCU debut and had a reception.

    Defense
    * Sophomore safety Nook Bradford made his first collegiate start and had a team-best and career-high 3.5 tackles for loss as part of eight stops.
    * Ochaun Mathis had two sacks to give him a team-best 7.0 on the season. He also forced a fumble that Dee Winters returned 2 yards for a touchdown.
    * Dee Winters had a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, as part of five stops to go with his touchdown.
    * Khari Coleman had two tackles for loss, including a sack. He has at least one tackle for loss in six of his seven games this season. He leads all freshmen nationally with 11.5 TFLs.
    * C.J. Ceasar's 30-yard interception return for a touchdown came on his first career pick. It was TCU's first pick-6 since Vernon Scott at Oklahoma last season.
    * Garret Wallow had a team-best 10 tackles, including one for loss, to put him in double figures for the fourth time in the last six games and 14th time in his career.

    Special Teams
    * Derius Davis returned a punt 37 yards for a touchdown, giving him two punt returns for touchdowns this season and a total of three on 11 career returns.
    * Davis is tied with Linzy Cole (1968-69) and Blanard Spearman (1930-32) for second in TCU history with three punt returns for touchdowns, trailing only KaVontae Turpin who had four (2015-18).
    * Griffin Kell had a 39-yard field goal to cap TCU's opening drive. He is 11-of-15 on the season.
     

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