If you like factors and also hate protection, the 100th Fight for the Iron Frying pan is the ready you.
The Horned Frogs and also Mustangs have traded factors via the very first half an hour of play, with factors groups making use of the ground video game and dynamite plays through the air to take advantaged of overmatched protective secondaries.
SMU hopped on the board first and did so quickly, finding a large open Danny Gray deep down the area for a touchdown that took just 46 secs off the clock. The Horned Frogs responded with a goal drive of their very own; after Savion Williams saw a ball experience his hands in the end zone and Quentin Johnston attracted a pass interference penalty, Kendre Miller took it 20 backyards on his first touch of the game to get the Horned Frogs on the board.
The 2 opponents traded strikes on the following 2 drives, with Tanner Mordecai discovering paydirt with his legs and Max Duggan finding Derius Davis on a slant to make it 14-all. A screen pass to Zach Evans from 46 out gave the Horned Frogs their initial lead of the video game, however Mordecai drove his team pull back the field, locating Roberson large open from 29 away when Lakendrick Van Zandt blitzed as well as TJ Carter as well as Trevius Tomlinson had a missed out on interaction in protection.
It was the ground game that really surprised for both teams; though SMU is understood for its passing assault, Ulysses Bentley was the tale early, hurrying for 106 yards in the first half alone, as the Ponies accumulated almost 200 yards hurrying against a TCU group that isn’t utilized to allowing 100 backyards a video game to private players. Zach Evans is no slouch either, an he lugged TCU early on the ground and through the air. The student ran for 54 yards on just 6 carries, selecting up an additional 57 lawns via the air on two catches. Taye Barber had a number of third down conversions as well as accumulated 69 yards getting, and also JD Spielman and also Blair Conwright had a catch an item. Duggan has not been able to link with Savion Williams or Quentin Johnston, though the chances have actually been there for large plays with both. The quarterback is 8-13 for 162 yards.
The Frogs stayed in the video game many thanks to 2 interceptions: Dee Winters stopped a drive with a beautiful diving pick– though TCU had just a missed basket to show for it– and Deshawn McCuin transported one in the end zone on fourth as well as objective with:03 to play to end a 6 minute Mustangs drive to end the initial half.
Both groups combined for over 600 lawns of total infraction, with SMU averaging 8.1 yards per play and also the Horned Frogs virtually 10. The Frogs will certainly need to tighten up things up in the second half, particularly in the additional, as well as naturally determine just how to quit the run, if they intend to repossess the Skillet.
2nd half turning up quickly!