Late TD Helps TCU Defeat Iowa State, 21-17
AMES, Iowa – TCU’s Trevone Boykin scored on a one-yard run with 38 seconds remaining as the Horned Frogs rallied to defeat Iowa State, 21-17, Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium in front of an announced attendance of 54,922. With the loss, Iowa State falls to 1-8 overall and 0-6 in Big 12 play. TCU improves to 4-6 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
Turning Point of the Game
After trailing 14-7 at the half, Iowa State held a 17-14 lead as the game moved to the fourth quarter but the Cyclones were unable to increase the lead. The Horned Frogs took over at their own 42-yard line with just 2:34 remaining and ran 10 plays that resulted in Boykin’s sneak with just 38 seconds left. ISU was able to move the ball to its own 45 but that was all the closer it would get as TCU held on for its second Big 12 win.
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Offensive Game Ball Goes To...
E.J. Bibbs finished with a career-high seven catches for 63 yards in the loss. Bibbs, who has at least two catches in all nine games this season, is the first Cyclone tight end since Collin Franklin to catch at least seven balls in a game.
Bibbs now has 29 catches this season.
Defensive Game Ball Goes To...
Jeremiah George saw his double-digit tackle streak come to an end at seven games as the senior made a team-high nine stops. But the Clearwater, Fla. native still had a significant impact on the game, making one tackle for a loss and also picking off a pass in the fourth quarter for his second interception this season.
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Cyclone Quick Hits
*DeVondrick Nealy’s 98-yard kick return was Iowa State’s second this season (Jarvis West, Texas Tech). The last time Iowa State had two kick returns for a touchdown was 1963.
*Deon Broomfield’s interception in the second quarter was his seventh career takeaway.
*Jacob Dunning and Grant Rohach made their first career starts. Seven freshmen have started for the Cyclones this season.
*Kirby Van Der Kamp is now 2-for-2 passing for 50 yards in his career after connecting with Justin Coleman on a fake punt in the second quarter.
*Cory Morrissey recorded his first career sack in the third quarter.
Iowa State travels to Oklahoma next weekend for an 11 a.m. kickoff. FS1 will televise the game.