No. 13 TCU and Hill convene to kick No. 15 Stanford 39-37

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kenny Hill upheld for dual touchdowns, ran for another and even held one as No. 13 TCU rallied from a large early necessity to kick 15th-ranked Stanford 39-37 in a Alamo Bowl on Thursday night.

Cole Bunce’s 33-yard margin idea with only over 3 mins to play won it for a Horned Frogs (11-3), who trailed 21-3 before attack behind behind large plays from Hill and a 76-yard punt lapse from Desmon White. TCU rallied from 31 down in to kick Oregon in a 2015 Alamo Bowl.

Stanford (9-5) using behind Bryce Love, a Heisman Trophy finalist, rushed for 145 yards and had a 69-yard touchdown run in a third quarter. K.J. Costello had 3 touchdown passes to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, a final one giving Stanford a 37-36 lead.

Hill afterwards gathering TCU to Bunce’s diversion winner. The Horned Frogs invulnerability hermetic it with an interception by Innis Gaines with 2:01 left.

Hill finished with 314 yards passing, a team-high 60 yards rushing and held a 27-yard TD pass from White in his final game.

Love finished with a deteriorate with 2,118 yards rushing, a school’s single-season record.


TCU: The Horned Frogs shielded Love about as good as anyone this deteriorate notwithstanding a prolonged touchdown run. Most important, they didn’t let him take over a diversion in a second half, that let Hill and a offense rally. When a using diversion wasn’t working, a TCU invulnerability could get after Costello, who struggled underneath vigour after his discerning start.

Stanford: The Cardinal were cursed by a large play only when they had a possibility to put a diversion away. After pinning TCU deep, Hill connected with Jalen Reagor on a 93-yard touchdown pass early in a fourth quarter. White, who progressing had a dear fumble, afterwards gave TCU a initial lead with his punt lapse touchdown.


TCU: Coach Gary Patterson has his module humming with 40 wins over a final 4 seasons, and a Horned Frogs design to sojourn Big 12 pretension contenders even as Hill moves on after his final game. The Horned Frogs will have to find a new quarterback to do it, though Patterson’s teams always play some of a best invulnerability in a league.

Stanford: Love will have to confirm his destiny and either that will meant another year of propagandize for a biology vital and determined pediatrician with an seductiveness in branch dungeon research, or a burst to a NFL. The trend has seen tip players leave early, though Love already bucked a latest breakthrough by selecting to play in his team’s play diversion as he ponders his decision.

Coach David Shaw pronounced this week hopes Love will lapse subsequent season. If he does, pencil in a Cardinal as a Pac-12 favorite again.


Stanford hosts San Diego State on Sept. 1, 2018.

TCU hosts Southern in a 2018 opener.

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