Sep 15, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Christian Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall (4) drops back to pass against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Horned Frogs Win 1st Big 12 Game

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The Texas Christian Horn Frogs defeated Kansas, 20-6 in Lawrence, Kansas Saturday afternoon. TCU quarterback Casey Pachall threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

TCU wideout Brandon Carter was on the receiving end of the two touchdowns from Pachall. The Horned Frogs overcame four turnovers to get the win and push their record to 2-0. Pachall fumbled the ball three times, and Matthew Tucker also fumbled.  With the loss Kansas fell to 1-2.

Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist didn’t fare much better on the turnover front then Pachall as he was intercepted, and fumbled once down the stretch of the game. Crist, had his best game as a Jayhawk by passing yards as he tossed for 303 yards, though the Kansas offense failed to put points on the board. Crist missed a number of key throws on third downs as he and the offense failed to convert Horned Frogs turnovers into points.

TCU running backs Waymon James and Tucker outrushed the Kansas duo of Taylor Cox and Tony Pierson. James and Tucker combined for 164 yards, while Cox and Pierson went for just 82 yards. Pierson and Cox for the first two games of the season have averaged over 100 yards apiece.

Kansas kicker Ron Doherty started off the scoring for both teams with a field goal from 37-yards six minutes into the game. After the field goal, Pachall and Carter connected on their first of two touchdowns before the first period ended. Doherty and TCU kicker Jaden Okerbloom both made field goals in the second quarter, as the Horned Frogs went into the locker room with a 10-6 lead.

TCU grabbed control early in the second half with another Pachall to Carter touchdown. Another Okerbloom field goal ended all scoring just before the third quarter ended.

Next week TCU hosts Virginia from the ACC, while Kansas travels to face Northern Illinois.

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