After an off-season that seemed like it lasted forever, the college football season has finally kicked off.
TCU took on the Tigers of Jackson State University for their first game of the 2017 season. The Horned Frogs showed out in the season opener, beating Jackson State 63-0 on Saturday.
The Frogs started out a little shaky on defense as Jackson State drove the ball all the way down to the TCU 7-yard line. Jackson State then fumbled a snap, which led to a 28-yard loss. The Tigers faked a punt on 4th-and-goal from around the 35-yard line but did not execute successfully. The rest of the game was pretty easy for the Frogs.
Kenny Hill looked like the first version of himself that we saw at Texas A&M, Kenny Trill. He completed his first 8 passes of the night and went on to complete 18-of-23 passes for 206 yards and four touchdown passes, while throwing one interception. Hill also had one rush for eight yards.
TCU’s ground game was led by Darius Anderson who had 13 carries for 67 yards. Kavontae Turpin carried the ball once for a 39-yard touchdown.
Tre’Vontae Hights led the Horned Frogs receiving with one catch for a 56-yard touchdown. Desmon White pulled in two receptions for 50 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Kenedy Snell, Dylan Thomas, and Emanuel Porter all had one touchdown catch each.
Despite the opening drive, the defense locked the Tigers up all night. Ridwan Issahaku had one interception in which he returned it 56-yards for a touchdown. They only allowed 65 total yards and recorded 5 sacks. The defense also scored two defensive touchdowns.
TCU travels to Fayetteville next week to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 2:30 P.M. on CBS.