Sep 15, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks defensive end Toben Opurum (35) causes a fumble out of the end zone as Texas Christian Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall (4) was trying to score in the second half at Memorial Stadium. TCU won the game 20-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Defense Forces 4 Turnovers in Loss


Yesterday, TCU defeated Kansas in the Big 12 conference opener for both teams, 20-6. TCU quarterback Casey Pachall led the way for the victors in passing for 335 yards. Pachall also fumbled the ball three times however, only the Kansas offense was unable to capitalize on the mistakes.

Pachall fumbled the ball in the first drive for TCU. The Jayhawks offense moved the ball 33 yards after the turnover for a Ron Doherty field goal. Next drive for TCU, more of the same another fumble, this time recovered by Toben Opurum. Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist gave the ball right back as he got intercepted by Sam Carter.

TCU wasted little time in scoring a touchdown almost two minutes later, as Pachall tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Carter. Later on in the second quarter after a missed TCU field goal, the Jayhawks offense moved the ball 76 yards though the drive stalled at the Horned Frogs four-yard line. Doherty then missed a 22-yard field goal.

In the second half with the game on the line, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis began going for it on fourth down. Kansas attempted two fourth-downs, though each time the drive stalled. TCU running back Matthew Tucker later fumbled in the fourth, once again handing Kansas a chance to score. The Jayhawks moved the ball 90 yards, to the TCU end zone before Crist fumbled the ball, ending the drive.

TCU out-gained Kansas 487 to 380, with 152 of their yards coming on the ground. The vaunted Kansas rushing attack was held to 77 yards.

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