College Football

42
Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
16
TCU
0 14 14 14 42
9 3 0 0 12
12
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET12:00 AM GMT8:00 AM 北京时间5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST, Sep. 7, 2018
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas  Attendance: 24,216

Turpin ignites No. 16 TCU in rainy 42-12 win over rival SMU

(AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

By SCHUYLER DIXON

AP Sports Writer

DALLAS (AP) If No. 16 TCU was looking ahead to a showdown with Ohio State, KaVontae Turpin snapped his fellow Horned Frogs back into the present with another speedy dash to the end zone.

Turpin ignited a sluggish team by returning a punt 78 yards for a touchdown before adding a 42-yard scoring catch, and the Horned Frogs pulled away for a delayed and rain-soaked 42-12 victory over Dallas-Fort Worth rival SMU that ended early Saturday morning.

The start of the game Friday night between former Southwest Conference foes was held up nearly two hours by lightning, and a steady rain fell until halftime.

The Horned Frogs (2-0) finally secured their first seven-game winning streak in the 98-game Iron Skillet series after midnight, winning comfortably after struggling early for the third straight year. TCU has outscored SMU 83-14 in the second half the past three meetings.

Perhaps looking ahead to the fourth-ranked Buckeyes next week, TCU squandered its first two chances to take control by committing turnovers before Alec Dunham picked up a fumble by SMU quarterback Ben Hicks in stride and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.

"We understand the next ballgame here Ohio State is not SMU," coach Gary Patterson said. "Not in any aspect whatsoever. But I think our kids will know that too."

The Mustangs (0-2) led 9-0 early in the first home game for coach Sonny Dykes, but had just 167 yards total offense after Braeden West's 51-yard scoring run on the fifth play of the game.

"I'm disappointed that we didn't play better in the second half," Dykes said. "We're just not very good at the details right now. That's what's biting us in the rear end."

Two plays before Dunham's score, Mustangs linebacker Shaine Hailey had an open field in front of him on Shawn Robinson's first career interception but was quickly dragged down by an alert Turpin.

The speedy receiver/returner pointed toward the punter looking for a block on TCU's first score, but easily ran past an unblocked Jamie Sackville anyway.

The sealing TD came when Turpin caught a short pass, ran through the middle of the secondary and split three defenders near the goal line. Turpin, who set school records with his fifth career special teams TD and fourth on a punt return, finished with 176 all-purpose yards.

SLOWER START

A week after throwing for three touchdowns and running for two scores in the first half of a 55-7 rout of Southern University, Robinson finally found the end zone on an 18-yard run in the third quarter. That gave TCU, a three-touchdown favorite, its first comfortable lead at 28-12.

CITY SLICKERS

The rainy first half had its zany moments. TCU punter Adam Nunez fumbled without getting touched while running after a bad snap, and the ball rolled out of bounds near the pylon for what was ruled a safety, giving SMU its 9-0 lead.

The Horned Frogs went ahead for the first time at 14-9 when receiver Jaelen Austin fell on the ball in the end zone after running back Sewo Olonilua had it knocked loose around the 10.

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU: On the short 40-mile trip from their Fort Worth campus, the Horned Frogs drove by AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and site of their battle with the Buckeyes. There's little question the Horned Frogs were caught looking ahead, although the long delay probably was a factor as well in leading just 14-12 into the third quarter.

SMU: The Mustangs waited a long time for a bright spot with Dykes, who chose to coach in the Frisco Bowl last year after Chad Morris left for the Arkansas job. SMU fell behind 42-3 in the first half of that season finale and trailed 36-0 in the fourth quarter of last week's 46-23 opening loss to North Texas, another Dallas-area school. Hanging with a Big 12 title contender for a half gives the Mustangs some hope.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Horned Frogs aren't likely to move up much, and might be at risk of dropping a spot or two because of the early struggles against an overmatched opponent.

UP NEXT

TCU: The Horned Frogs can't get too caught up in the Ohio State game next Saturday because the Big 12 opener is a week later at Texas, their biggest rival.

SMU: At No. 21 Michigan next Saturday.

---

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Updated September 8, 2018

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Teams Score Time
NCAA MBB
Central Arkansas 54 F
Duke 105
FIU   9:00pm
North Carolina State  
NCAA FB
North Carolina   Thu 8:00pm
Pittsburgh  
Syracuse   Sat 4:00pm
Duke  
Louisville   Sat 7:30pm
NC State  
Teams Score Time
Pittsburgh 71 F
Robert Morris 57
Central Arkansas 54 F
Duke 105
Evansville 67 F
Kentucky 64
Howard 50 F
Notre Dame 79
Missouri 58 F/OT
Xavier 63
Auburn 70 F
South Alabama 69
Denver 56 F
Utah State 97
Memphis 74 F
Oregon 82
Miami (FL) 79 F
UCF 70
Mount St. Mary's 46 F
Washington 56
North Dakota 66 F
Gonzaga 97
LSU   6:00pm
VCU  
Colgate   7:00pm
Syracuse  
High Point   7:00pm
Boston College  
UNC Asheville   7:00pm
Wake Forest  
USC Upstate   7:00pm
Virginia Tech  
Villanova   7:00pm
Ohio State  
Indiana State   8:00pm
Louisville  
Texas Tech   8:00pm
Houston Baptist  
FIU   9:00pm
North Carolina State  
Teams Score Time
North Carolina   Thu 8:00pm
Pittsburgh  
Alabama   Sat 12:00pm
Mississippi State  
Alabama State   Sat 12:00pm
Florida State  
Florida   Sat 12:00pm
Missouri  
Indiana   Sat 12:00pm
Penn State  
Kansas   Sat 12:00pm
Oklahoma State  
Michigan State   Sat 12:00pm
Michigan  
Wisconsin   Sat 12:00pm
Nebraska  
Navy   Sat 2:30pm
Notre Dame  
Georgia   Sat 3:30pm
Auburn  
Memphis   Sat 3:30pm
Houston  
Ohio State   Sat 3:30pm
Rutgers  
Texas   Sat 3:30pm
Iowa State  
Virginia Tech   Sat 3:30pm
Georgia Tech  
Wake Forest   Sat 3:30pm
Clemson  
Minnesota   Sat 4:00pm
Iowa  
Syracuse   Sat 4:00pm
Duke  
Cincinnati   Sat 7:00pm
South Florida  
LSU   Sat 7:00pm
Ole Miss  
Louisville   Sat 7:30pm
NC State  
Oklahoma   Sat 7:30pm
Baylor  
UCLA   Sat 8:00pm
Utah  
New Mexico   Sat 10:15pm
Boise State  
Arizona   Sat 10:30pm
Oregon  
Teams Score Time
Cavaliers 97 F
76ers 98
Thunder 85 F
Pacers 111
Pistons 108 F
Heat 117
Knicks 102 F
Bulls 120
Hawks 125 F
Nuggets 121
Nets 114 F
Jazz 119
Lakers 123 F
Suns 115
Trail Blazers 75 08:54 4th
Kings 87
Grizzlies   7:00pm
Hornets  
76ers   7:00pm
Magic  
Clippers   7:30pm
Rockets  
Wizards   7:30pm
Celtics  
Spurs   8:00pm
Timberwolves  
Warriors   10:00pm
Lakers  
Raptors   10:00pm
Trail Blazers  
Teams Score Time
Steelers   Thu 8:20pm
Browns  
Teams Score Time
Blue Jackets 2 F/SO
Canadiens 3
Panthers 5 F/SO
Bruins 4
Penguins 2 F/OT
Rangers 3
Coyotes 3 F/SO
Blues 2
Avalanche 4 F
Jets 0
Red Wings 2 00:00 2nd
Ducks 3
Predators 1 16:44 3rd
Canucks 1
Oilers 1 07:11 2nd
Sharks 4
Wild 0 07:32 2nd
Kings 2
Senators   7:00pm
Devils  
Maple Leafs   7:00pm
Islanders  
Capitals   7:30pm
Flyers  
Stars   9:30pm
Flames  
Blackhawks   10:00pm
Golden Knights  
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT PHOENIX
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 11 Denny Hamlin 3
2 18 Kyle Busch 1
3 12 Ryan Blaney 10
4 42 Kyle Larson 5
5 4 Kevin Harvick 7
6 19 Martin Truex Jr 4
7 20 Erik Jones 9
8 14 Clint Bowyer 13
9 22 Joey Logano 2
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT PHOENIX
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 7 Justin Allgaier 5
2 00 Cole Custer 2
3 2 Tyler Reddick 4
4 36 John Hunter Nemechek 13
5 8 Zane Smith 6
6 22 Austin Cindric 7
7 11 Justin Haley 14
8 98 Chase Briscoe 3
9 1 Michael Annett 9
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT PHOENIX
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 52 Stewart Friesen 2
2 19 Brandon Jones 7
3 46 Chandler Smith 6
4 99 Ben Rhodes 4
5 98 Grant Enfinger 8
6 88 Matt Crafton 10
7 18 Harrison Burton 32
8 13 Johnny Sauter 11
9 45 Ross Chastain 14