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No. 6 TCU handles K-State, weather delays in 26-6 victory

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) TCU and Kansas State had gone through pregame stretching and warm-ups, even tossed the coin, and were minutes away from kickoff Saturday when the first flash of lightning lit up the sky.

After a 3-hour weather delay, the Horned Frogs returned to the field to start the game.

The Wildcats never really showed up.

Sixth-ranked TCU's stingy defense shut down the ailing Kansas State offense, and Kenny Hill threw for 297 yards while running for a touchdown in a 26-6 victory that kept the Horned Frogs undefeated.

''Honestly no,'' Hill said, when asked whether he thought TCU would be the Big 12's lone remaining unbeaten team. ''To get to this point, I wasn't expecting that at all. I mean, it's a good feeling, but you've got to keep pushing, keep plugging away and keep trying to get another win.''

Sewo Olonilua added two short touchdown runs for the Horned Frogs (6-0, 3-0), who held the Wildcats (3-3, 1-2) without points both times they ventured into the red zone.

Kansas State was forced to play without quarterback Jesse Ertz, who was hurt in last week's double-overtime loss at Texas. Sophomore backup Alex Delton got his first start and was 11 of 29 for 146 yards, struggling to run coach Bill Snyder's complex offense against the Big 12's best defense.

The Wildcats' ground-based attack managed just 70 yards on 29 carries.

''There are some things that I need to get straightened out,'' Snyder said. ''They gave good effort. There are just some things that are not taking place. That falls into my lap.''

After kickoff was delayed because of the lightning, the Horned Frogs wasted little time in taking the lead. Their defense got the ball back deep in Kansas State territory, and Aaron Hicks pounded away five straight times before Hill scampered in from seven yards out for the touchdown.

Jonathan Song added a pair of field goals later in the first half.

''We had the same thing happen to us at Texas where we had a delay a couple of years ago,'' TCU coach Gary Patterson said, ''and so I let them play some music and they were singing, doing all the things they wanted to do to stay loose.''

The Wildcats' most promising drive reached the TCU 5, but they followed with a pair of penalties on Byron Pringle - including pass interference to wipe out his TD catch - before fumbling the ball away.

They had a similar meltdown late in the third quarter, when they marched inside the TCU 10. The Horned Frogs' defense proceeded to stuff Delton on third-and-2, and then shot through the line to bring down running back Justin Silmon on fourth-and-inches to get the ball back.

''That's very surprising. I expect us to convert all the time,'' Wildcats offensive lineman Abdul Beecham said. ''It's very disappointing no matter who we're playing not to find the end zone.''

Early in the fourth quarter, another lightning spell sent the teams back to the locker room.

Only a few thousand water-logged fans were left when the teams returned to play the final 12:49, and the Horned Frogs made sure they stayed quiet. They forced a quick punt by Kansas State and breezed 65 yards downfield before Olonilua scored from one yard out for a 26-3 lead.

The Horned Frogs cruised the rest of the way in avenging a defeat from last year for the fourth time in their first six games. They've also beaten Arkansas, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

''All I know is, we're bowl-eligible and that's my first goal, is to get to six, and now it's going to be to get to seven,'' Patterson said. ''But you got to have six first.''

CORNERING DELTON

Patterson called more blitzes than he has in years to keep the athletic Delton from scrambling for big gains. It worked. He carried 19 times for 39 yards. ''We did not want to let Delton out,'' Patterson said, ''and it's the first time he's starting, so we kept doing things to confuse him.''

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU's defense bailed out an offense that played well in back-to-back wins over the Cowboys and Mountaineers but squandered plenty of changes Saturday. Darius Anderson fumbled the ball away in his own territory to set up Kansas State's first field goal, and KaVontae Turpin dropped a pass in stride early in the fourth quarter that would have gone for a game-sealing touchdown.

Kansas State simply looked inept on offense. Delton's inconsistency in the passing game allowed the Horned Frogs to stack the line of scrimmage, taking away the Wildcats' run game. Offensive coordinator Dana Dimel hardly helped with some head-scratching decisions, such as running out of the shotgun when the Wildcats were stuffed on their fourth-and-inches try.

UP NEXT

TCU returns home to face struggling Kansas next Saturday.

Kansas State gets another stiff test in No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 8:44
46-J.Song extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
26
6
Touchdown 8:44
33-S.Olonilua runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
65
yds
03:12
pos
26
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:26
16-M.McCrane 51 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
36
yds
01:29
pos
20
6
Point After TD 10:01
46-J.Song extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
3
Touchdown 10:01
33-S.Olonilua runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
13
plays
95
yds
04:59
pos
19
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:32
16-M.McCrane 38 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
3
yds
01:28
pos
13
3
Field Goal 5:48
46-J.Song 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
57
yds
02:50
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:47
46-J.Song 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
36
yds
00:41
pos
10
0
Point After TD 3:54
46-J.Song extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 3:54
7-K.Hill scrambles runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
41
yds
03:03
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 17 10
Rushing 5 3
Passing 11 6
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 9-18 2-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-2
Total Net Yards 386 205
Total Plays 73 59
Avg Gain 5.3 3.5
Net Yards Rushing 98 70
Rush Attempts 36 29
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 2.4
Net Yards Passing 288 135
Comp. - Att. 27-37 11-30
Yards Per Pass 7.8 4.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-9 1-11
Penalties - Yards 7-51 5-38
Touchdowns 3 0
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 6-35.8 8-44.9
Return Yards 23 85
Punts - Returns 2-23 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 4-85
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 2/2
Extra Points 2/3 0/0
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
6 TCU 6-0 1037626
Kansas State 3-3 03306
288 PASS YDS 135
98 RUSH YDS 70
386 TOTAL YDS 205
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73% 297 0 0 140.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.8% 1450 10 3 151.5
K. Hill 27/37 297 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 58 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 257 1
K. Hicks 16 58 0 14
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 13 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 102 2
K. Hill 6 13 1 15
S. Robinson 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 54 0
S. Robinson 4 11 0 5
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 8 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 157 6
S. Olonilua 5 8 2 6
D. Anderson 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 470 6
D. Anderson 2 5 0 3
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 56 1
K. Turpin 1 2 0 2
J. Reagor 18 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 39 0
J. Reagor 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 70 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 209 1
K. Turpin 5 70 0 37
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 79 0
K. Hicks 5 50 0 16
J. Reagor 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 255 2
J. Reagor 4 49 0 33
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 212 2
D. White 3 44 0 38
J. Diarse 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 212 1
J. Diarse 3 41 0 18
J. Austin 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 118 0
J. Austin 2 20 0 14
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 30 0
S. Olonilua 2 11 0 7
T. Slanina 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 35 0
T. Slanina 2 11 0 10
D. Thomas 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 33 1
D. Thomas 1 1 0 1
D. Anderson 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 47 0
D. Anderson 0 0 0 0
S. Nixon 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 101 1
S. Nixon 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Howard 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
T. Howard 7-1 0.0 0
M. Boesen 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
M. Boesen 5-0 1.0 0
R. Issahaku 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
R. Issahaku 4-0 0.0 0
N. Orr 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
N. Orr 4-0 0.0 0
R. Texada 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
R. Texada 4-0 0.0 0
M. Wilson 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Wilson 2-1 0.0 0
J. Gladney 12 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Gladney 2-1 0.0 0
B. Banogu 15 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Banogu 2-0 0.0 0
N. Small 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Small 2-0 0.0 0
I. Gaines 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
I. Gaines 2-0 1.0 0
R. Blacklock 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Blacklock 2-0 0.0 0
M. Simmons 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Simmons 2-0 0.0 0
C. Bethley 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Bethley 2-1 0.0 0
T. Summers 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Summers 1-0 0.0 0
T. Williams 2 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Song 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
6/6 31/32
J. Song 2/2 39 2/3 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Nunez 29 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 35.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 37.9 1
A. Nunez 6 35.8 1 38
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 11.5 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 8.7 16 0
K. Turpin 2 11.5 16 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Delton 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
37.9% 146 0 0 80.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
38.2% 176 0 0 81.7
A. Delton 11/29 146 0 0
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
B. Pringle 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Delton 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 141 2
A. Delton 19 39 0 36
J. Silmon 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 75 0
J. Silmon 5 14 0 6
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 47 2
W. Dimel 1 10 0 9
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 306 2
A. Barnes 4 7 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 80 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 254 1
B. Pringle 3 80 0 33
I. Zuber 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 267 2
I. Zuber 4 40 0 14
D. Schoen 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 286 3
D. Schoen 2 17 0 13
Z. Reuter 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
Z. Reuter 1 7 0 7
D. Valentine 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 0
D. Valentine 1 2 0 2
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
A. Barnes 0 0 0 0
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 79 0
D. Heath 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Tanking 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
T. Tanking 12-1 0.0 0
A. Parker 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
A. Parker 8-0 0.0 0
J. Kirby 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Kirby 5-1 0.0 0
K. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 2 0.0
K. Adams 5-2 0.0 0
D. Shelley 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Shelley 4-0 0.0 0
W. Geary 60 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
W. Geary 4-0 0.0 0
D. Goolsby 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Goolsby 4-0 0.0 0
T. Dishon 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Dishon 3-1 0.0 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
D. Reed 3-1 0.0 0
R. Walker 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
R. Walker 3-1 0.0 0
T. Wood 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
T. Wood 2-2 1.0 0
D. Clark 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Clark 1-0 0.0 0
K. Ball 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Ball 1-0 0.0 0
R. Price 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Price 1-0 0.0 0
E. Sullivan 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Sullivan 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. McCrane 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
12/15 21/21
M. McCrane 2/2 51 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Walsh 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 44.9 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
24 43.0 3
N. Walsh 8 44.9 3 64
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 20.7 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 28.5 26 0
D. Reed 3 20.7 26 0
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 19.8 23 0
B. Pringle 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 14.3 0 1
D. Reed 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:54 TCU 18 4:24 10 35 Punt
6:57 KSTATE 36 3:03 7 36 TD
2:28 TCU 42 0:41 4 36 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:53 TCU 11 1:51 4 2 Punt
8:38 TCU 38 2:50 8 57 FG
4:07 TCU 22 0:00 1 2 Fumble
2:27 TCU 25 0:44 3 -4 Punt
0:43 TCU 20 0:00 1 4 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TCU 25 4:59 13 75 TD
8:21 TCU 25 1:48 4 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:24 TCU 8 2:03 9 34 Punt
11:56 TCU 35 3:12 8 65 TD
6:46 TCU 13 2:10 3 9 Punt
2:05 TCU 36 1:27 3 6 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 KSTATE 25 1:54 5 15 Punt
8:23 KSTATE 9 1:18 3 5 Punt
3:54 KSTATE 25 1:19 3 -8 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:38 KSTATE 12 1:20 5 13 Punt
11:55 TCU 43 3:06 7 1 Fumble
5:37 KSTATE 29 1:22 3 5 Punt
4:00 TCU 24 1:28 3 3 FG
1:34 KSTATE 41 0:43 5 16 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:55 KSTATE 30 1:29 4 36 FG
6:24 KSTATE 35 3:44 9 57 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:44 KSTATE 20 2:36 7 9 Punt
8:36 KSTATE 25 1:43 4 18 Punt
4:27 KSTATE 44 2:17 6 20 Downs