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2016 Schedule
3-1, 1st in Big 12
TCU uses big second-half to roll past SMU (0:58)
Students protest during football games (0:35)

TCU's defense completes dominating 33-3 win

Nick Orr picks off SMU's Ben Hicks in the final minutes to cap an impressive performance. The Horned Frogs scored the game's final 33 points and didn't allow a score after the Mustangs' opening drive to improve to 3-1.

TCU quarterback Kenny Hill breaks down performance in each half (0:53)
TCU head coach Gary Patterson talks about win over SMU (1:11)

TCU wins behind strong second half

The Horned Frogs capped off a second half in which they outscored SMU 27-0 with this Trevorris Johnson touchdown run. TCU defeated the Mustangs 33-3.


TCU defense picks off SMU's Hicks

Niko Small intercepts a pass by Ben Hicks to thwart a drive deep in TCU territory. The pick set up the Frogs' third touchdown of the second half for a 33-3 lead late in the fourth quarter.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU is taking care of business in the second half at SMU, outscoring the Mustangs 27-0. The Frogs' defense has just been too much for SMU QB Ben Hicks in his second career start and has 10 third-down stops on the night. They face a much harder test next week against Baker Mayfield and a desperate Oklahoma team.


TCU's Hatfield banks in short FG

Brandon Hatfield banks a 25-yard field goal off the right goalpost to give the Horned Frogs a 23-3 lead early in the fourth quarter.


TCU extends lead on Hill's 2nd TD

Kenny Hill tosses his second TD pass of the third quarter, finding Jaelan Austin on a fade route for a 2-yard score and a 20-3 lead over SMU midway through the third quarter.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU WR John Diarse joined the program as a grad transfer from LSU this offseason. He made a good career move: Diarse is up to 275 receiving yards this season and is having a huge night against SMU. He's getting the ball a lot more than he did in the run-first LSU offense, whose current wide receivers have combined for just 256 receiving yards after 3 games this season.


TCU strikes on 1st play of second half

Kenny Hill hits John Diarse on a slant that turns into a 75-yard TD 10 seconds into the third quarter for a 13-3 lead.

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LSU transfer WR John Diarse takes a short pass 75 yards for a TD for TCU 13-3 on the first play of the 2nd half.

SMU head coach Chad Morris breaks down 2nd-half strategy (0:42)
TCU head coach Gary Patterson discusses 1st-half performance (0:42)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU is giving us a little deja vu tonight. The Mustangs held Baylor to 6 points in the first half two weeks ago. They held TCU to 6 points in the first half tonight. Two strong first-half efforts from Van Malone's defense against two of the Big 12's best offenses.


SMU's Wesley ejected for targeting

SMU's Stephen Wesley is ejected after being called for targeting a defenseless TCU receiver in the end zone after Anthony Rhone's interception.


Rhone picks off TCU's Hill to end drive

SMU's Anthony Rhone intercepts a pass from TCU's Kenny Hill near the goal line. The two teams are locked in a defensive battle at 3-3 in the second quarter.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU is really going to miss WR/PR KaVontae Turpin, who's out indefinitely with a knee injury, but Desmon White should be a solid replacement. The 5-foot-7 speedster already has a career-best 31-yard punt return against SMU and will be a factor in the screen game, too.

Team Stats

Passing Yards380.06th
Rushing Yards196.050th
Points For42.818th
Points Against26.3Tied-65th

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