FORT WORTH, TX — In a game played on TCU’s home field in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday evening, most of the fans left unhappy with the final outcome. But they definitely witnessed an incredible back and forth game that saw Arkansas secure a win in 2OT.
The Horned Frogs came into the game with a No. 15 ranking and a powerful up-tempo spread offense. This was in stark contrast to Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema and the Razorbacks ground it out attack. TCU was unable to get much going in the first half of the game and trailed 13-0 going into halftime. They traded touchdowns in the third quarter, and the the score was 20-7 Razorbacks entering the fourth.
Led by quarterback Kenny Hill, the Horned Frogs staged a fourth quarter comeback scoring three straight touchdowns to take a 28-20 lead with 2:05 to go. But Arkansas answered a little over a minute later with a touchdown pass from Austin Allen to Keon Hatcher, but they needed a two-point conversion to tie the game. They got it on a double reverse and pass to Allen, and the game was knotted up.
But TCU wasn’t done. They got in position for a game-winning field goal with 16 seconds left that would have sent the fans home happy. However, the kick was blocked, and the game went to overtime. After trading touchdowns in the first overtime, Allen managed to score on a five-yard run in the second overtime to win it after TCU could only manage a field goal.
Hill was the offensive star for TCU completing 36 passes for 377 yards and one score. He also ran for another 93 yards and two touchdowns. For Arkansas, Allen passed for 223 yards and Rawleigh Williams III totalled 137 yards on the ground.
This game marked the end of a 14-game home winning streak for TCU in Fort Worth. Chances are they will fall in the rankings with the loss. They will host Iowa State to start their Big 12 season next Saturday. Arkansas (2-0) will be back home next week playing Texas State in a game they should be heavily favored to win.