Instant Reaction: TCU Makes Case For Playoff Berth With 41-20 Win Over Kansas State

TCU dominated Kansas State in the first half, giving up only three first downs to the Wildcats in the first 30 minutes. However, a 70-yard touchdown pass from Jake Waters to Tyler Lockett kept K-State in the game as they trailed the Horned Frogs 17-7 at halftime.

TCU continued to control the game in the second half, as they were able to extend their lead without the Wildcats ever really threatening them.

Turning Point: After both sides traded touchdowns at the start of the second half, TCU running back Aaron Greene ripped off a big 65-yard touchdown run that gave the Horned Frogs a 31-14 lead and all of the momentum.

Key Stat: TCU out-rushed Kansas State 334-34 on the day. They were able to control the tempo and flow of the game because of it, while the Wildcats were unable to get anything going because of their lack of effectiveness on the ground.

TCU MVP: Quarterback Trevone Boykin had his way with Kansas State's defense throughout the entire night. He finished 23/34 passing for 219 yards and a touchdown, but was most effective running the football. Boykin gained 123 yards on just 17 carries and scored three TDs on the ground.

Kansas State MVP: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett showed why he's considered one of the best in the country at that position, catching 11 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown.

What’s Next? TCU hits the road to face Kansas next weekend, while the Wildcats have a bye week before facing West Virginia on Thursday, November 20 in Morgantown.

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