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Anderson, No. 23 TCU defense stifle Arkansas in 28-7 victory

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Kenny Hill was everywhere for TCU a year ago against Arkansas, accounting for nearly 500 total yards of offense in a crushing double-overtime loss to Arkansas.

This time around, the Horned Frogs quarterback happily took a back seat to his teammates on the other side of the ball.

Led by a defense that stifled its opponent for a second straight week, No. 23 TCU (2-0) made amends for its loss a year ago by earning a 28-7 win over the Razorbacks (1-1) on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs held Arkansas to 267 yards of total offense, a week after allowing only 65 yards in a 63-0 victory over Jackson State . They also controlled the time of possession with 195 yards rushing as a team, led by a career-high 106 on the ground from sophomore Darius Anderson.

All in all, it was a grinding Southeastern Conference-like win for TCU - which served notice to its Big 12 Conference counterparts in the process.

''It's only two ballgames, but we're really excited about where we're at right now,'' Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson said.

Anderson's career day topped his previous rushing best of 103 yards in a victory over Texas last season, helping TCU win in Fayetteville for the first time since 1984 when both schools were in the Southwest Conference.

It was the collective effort of the Horned Frogs defense, however, that stole the show - while Hill was content to manage the rushing game and lead an offense that converted 10 of 14 third downs. Even in a secondary role, the senior still finished 21-of-31 passing and topped 200 yards of total offense in his third career game against Arkansas.

''We need to come out and score some more points, but (the defense) played unbelievable,'' Hill said. ''... We've got a long way to go, but that was a big win. I love it.''

The Horned Frogs had three sacks in the game, one each by Ridwan Issahaku, Ben Banogu and Corey Bethley.

It was its coverage that decimated Arkansas' once-mighty passing attack, though. Only three Razorbacks wide receivers caught passes in the game and quarterback Austin Allen - who accounted for four touchdowns in last year's win - finished 9 of 23 for 138 yards passing.

''Coach (Patterson) always tells us we don't know how good we could be,'' Banogu said. ''I think today we really took the potential part and made it into something we could actually do.''

Arkansas has now lost three of its last four games to fall to 26-27 under fifth-year coach Bret Bielema.

''I wish I had words to describe the way I feel and the way our guys feel,'' Bielema said. ''... We've got to be the most-improved team in the country and get a lot better at the details.''

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU: The Horned Frogs had lost 31 of their last 34 games to Arkansas dating to 1959, and they felt as if they let a win slip away in Fort Worth last season . It looked like they might let the game get away once again on Saturday, particularly after a second-half fumble deep close to the goal line. However, the defense held time and again and TCU scored two touchdowns within 14 seconds of each other to put the game away in the fourth quarter - capped by Sewo Olonilua's second score of the game.

''We came here not to think about last year, we came here to win,'' Patterson said.

ARKANSAS: The list of concerns is substantial for the Razorbacks, from their struggles in the passing game to special teams. Allen was out of sync for much of Saturday and threw for a career low in yards as a starter, completing only 4 of 13 passes for 31 yards in the second half. Also, junior Cole Hedlund missed field goals of 23 and 20 yards and is 14 of 24 for his career.

UP NEXT

TCU: The Horned Frogs finish up their nonconference schedule by hosting SMU next week.

ARKANSAS: The Razorbacks have their lone off week of the season next week before returning against Texas A&M in AT&T Stadium on Sept. 23.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:04
46-J.Song extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
7
Touchdown 2:04
33-S.Olonilua runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
-45
yds
00:07
pos
27
7
Point After TD 2:18
46-J.Song extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 2:18
6-D.Anderson runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
12
yds
04:29
pos
20
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:39
46-J.Song extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 7:39
21-K.Hicks runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
17
plays
32
yds
07:17
pos
13
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:15
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 8:15
8-A.Allen complete to 7-J.Nance. 7-J.Nance runs 49 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
17
yds
02:28
pos
7
6
Point After TD 10:43
46-J.Song extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 10:43
33-S.Olonilua runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
9
plays
-13
yds
02:42
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 24 13
Rushing 15 5
Passing 8 6
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 10-14 4-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 359 257
Total Plays 73 54
Avg Gain 4.9 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 195 129
Rush Attempts 42 31
Avg Rush Yards 4.6 4.2
Net Yards Passing 164 128
Comp. - Att. 21-31 9-23
Yards Per Pass 5.3 5.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-2 3-10
Penalties - Yards 8-80 6-58
Touchdowns 4 1
Rushing TDs 4 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 4-31.0 6-41.2
Return Yards 74 49
Punts - Returns 1-14 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-60 2-33
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-16
Kicking 4/4 1/3
Extra Points 4/4 1/1
Field Goals 0/0 0/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
23 TCU 2-0 7701428
Arkansas 1-1 70007
164 PASS YDS 128
195 RUSH YDS 129
359 TOTAL YDS 257
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.7% 166 0 1 106.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.2% 372 4 2 147.1
K. Hill 21/31 166 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Anderson 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 106 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 173 1
D. Anderson 15 106 1 15
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 44 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 44 1
K. Hicks 12 44 1 7
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 43 0
K. Hill 11 35 0 9
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 14 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 44 2
S. Olonilua 2 14 2 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Diarse 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 56 0
J. Diarse 4 36 0 14
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 83 2
D. White 5 33 0 9
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 30 0
K. Turpin 5 30 0 11
S. Nixon 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 59 0
S. Nixon 2 30 0 22
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
K. Hicks 2 19 0 18
J. Reagor 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 47 0
J. Reagor 1 10 0 10
K. Snell 16 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 1
K. Snell 1 7 0 7
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 1 0
S. Olonilua 1 1 0 1
D. Thomas 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 1
D. Thomas 0 0 0 0
T. Slanina 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 24 0
T. Slanina 0 0 0 0
J. Austin 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
J. Austin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Issahaku 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
R. Issahaku 1-0 1.0 0
B. Banogu 15 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
B. Banogu 1-0 1.0 0
C. Bethley 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Bethley 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Song 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
0/0 12/12
J. Song 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Nunez 29 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 30.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 31.2 1
A. Nunez 3 30.7 1 41
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 32.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 32.0 0
K. Hill 1 32.0 0 32
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 30.0 37 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 30.0 37 0
K. Turpin 2 30.0 37 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 15.5 14 0
K. Turpin 1 14.0 14 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Allen 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
39.1% 138 1 0 103.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.8% 273 2 1 120.3
A. Allen 9/23 138 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Williams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 65 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 88 2
D. Williams 10 65 0 26
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 92 1
D. Whaley 11 32 0 13
A. Allen 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
A. Allen 8 31 0 20
C. Hayden 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
C. Hayden 2 1 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Nance 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 75 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 75 1
J. Nance 3 75 1 49
J. Patton 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 32 0
J. Patton 1 32 0 32
C. O'Grady 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 41 1
C. O'Grady 2 24 0 19
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 1
D. Stewart 1 9 0 9
J. Cornelius 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
J. Cornelius 1 2 0 2
T. Hammonds 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Hammonds 0 0 0 0
A. Cantrell 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 16 0
A. Cantrell 0 0 0 0
J. Jones 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
J. Jones 0 0 0 0
L. Pettway 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
L. Pettway 0 0 0 0
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -4 0
D. Whaley 1 -4 0 -4
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Liddell 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Liddell 1-0 0.0 0
S. Ramirez 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
S. Ramirez 1-0 0.0 1
A. Capps 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
A. Capps 0-1 0.5 0
D. Harris 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
D. Harris 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Hedlund 9 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
0/2 8/8
C. Hedlund 0/2 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Johnson 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.2 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 40.4 1
B. Johnson 6 41.2 1 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 16.3 20 0
D. Stewart 2 16.5 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 ARK 45 2:42 9 -13 TD
8:08 TCU 40 1:09 3 0 Punt
5:17 TCU 22 0:48 4 19 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 TCU 20 7:17 17 80 TD
5:53 TCU 20 1:23 4 -1 Punt
2:12 TCU 5 1:37 5 26 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 TCU 15 6:35 16 82
6:41 ARK 38 1:16 3 6 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 TCU 20 4:19 8 40 Punt
6:47 TCU 45 4:29 9 55 TD
2:11 ARK 13 0:07 2 -45 TD
0:30 TCU 36 0:00 1 -1 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ARK 10 1:23 3 1 Punt
10:43 ARK 25 2:28 7 17 TD
6:51 ARK 34 1:26 3 1 Punt
4:17 ARK 42 4:15 8 53 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:39 ARK 30 1:37 4 2 Punt
4:25 TCU 50 2:04 4 8 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:12 ARK 6 1:20 3 5 Punt
5:18 ARK 20 4:56 11 78 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:24 ARK 15 3:31 7 8 Punt
2:04 ARK 25 1:34 9 11