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No. 13 TCU and Hill rally to beat No. 15 Stanford 39-37

SAN ANTONIO (AP) There is something about TCU and big comebacks in the Alamo Bowl. Never count out the Horned Frogs.

In 2015, they stormed back from down 31-0 to win. They did it again Thursday night, rallying from 21-3 down to beat No. 15 Stanford 39-37 behind Kenny Hill, who passed for two touchdowns, ran for another, and even caught one. Cole Bunce kicked the winning 33-yard field goal with just over 3 minutes left after Stanford had retaken the lead.

''The bottom line is we need to start faster,'' TCU coach Gary Patterson joked after the game. ''We fought back tonight.''

Hill landed the biggest punches. He scored the Horned Frogs' first touchdown on a 6-yard scramble. His 27-yard TD catch on a throw from receiver Desmon White capped No. 13 TCU's first drive of the second half.

And Hill's 93-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor in the fourth quarter sent a charge through an Alamodome crowd that was dominated by TCU fans.

It was the second time this season Hill had a rushing, passing and receiving touchdown, providing a memorable finale to his college career. Hill began his career at Texas A&M, where he succeeded Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in 2014, but transferred to TCU (11-3) after a rocky first season with the Aggies.

''To come back to win (tonight) with this group of guys who accepted me from the minute I came in, means everything to me,'' said Hill, who had 314 yards passing and a team-high 60 yard rushing.

Bryce Love, a Heisman Trophy finalist, rushed for 145 yards for Stanford (9-5), including a 69-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. K.J. Costello threw three touchdown passes to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, the last one giving Stanford a 37-36 lead.

Hill completed three passes on TCU's winning drive. The Horned Frogs sealed the victory with an interception by Innis Gaines with 2:01 left.

Love finished with the season with 2,118 yards rushing, setting a Stanford single-season record.

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU: The Horned Frogs defended Love about as well as anyone this season despite the long touchdown run. Most important, they didn't let him take over in the second half, which let Hill and the offense rally. When the Stanford running game wasn't working, the TCU defense could get after Costello, who struggled under pressure after his quick start.

Stanford: The Cardinal were doomed by the big play just when they had a chance to put the game away. After pinning TCU deep, Hill found Reagor for the long TD pass early in the fourth quarter. White, who earlier had a costly fumble, then gave TCU its first lead with a punt return touchdown.

''He outkicked his coverage. I saw green and took off running,'' White said.

''We really want a lot of those plays back. Those long drives and a couple big plays, they caught back up really quick,'' Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips said.

ON TO NEXT YEAR

TCU: Coach Gary Patterson has his program humming with 40 wins over the last four seasons, and the Horned Frogs expect to remain Big 12 title contenders even as Hill moves on after his final game. The Horned Frogs will have to find a new quarterback, but Patterson's teams always play some of the best defense in the league.

Stanford: Love will have to decide his future and whether that will mean another year of school for the biology major and aspiring pediatrician with an interest in stem cell research, or a jump to the NFL. The trend has seen top players leave early, but Love already bucked the latest fad by choosing to play in his team's bowl game as he ponders his decision.

Coach David Shaw said this week he hopes Love will return next season. If he does, pencil in the Cardinal as a Pac-12 favorite again.

''A lot of guys have some decisions to make, whether they will leave or not. But I'm so excited about what we have coming back on this football team,'' Shaw said. ''I think we'll make a huge jump.''

UP NEXT

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

TCU hosts Southern in its 2018 opener.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:12
37-C.Bunce 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
59
yds
03:30
pos
37
39
Missed Two Point Conversion 6:42
3-K.Costello incomplete. Intended for 82-K.Smith.
plays
yds
pos
37
36
Touchdown 6:42
3-K.Costello complete to 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside. 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside runs 4 yards for a touchdown. Penalty on TCU 11-R.Texada Pass interference declined.
10
plays
76
yds
05:02
pos
37
36
Point After TD 11:49
37-C.Bunce extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
36
Touchdown 12:04
14-J.Bailey punts 60 yards from STA 16. 10-D.White runs 76 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
-15
yds
02:23
pos
31
35
Missed Two Point Conversion 14:34
7-K.Hill incomplete. Intended for 63-G.Altman.
plays
yds
pos
31
29
Touchdown 14:34
7-K.Hill complete to 18-J.Reagor. 18-J.Reagor runs 93 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
93
yds
00:11
pos
31
29
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:14
26-J.Toner 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
64
yds
03:32
pos
31
23
Point After TD 5:51
37-C.Bunce extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
23
Touchdown 5:51
7-K.Hill complete to 10-D.White. 10-D.White runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
03:10
pos
28
22
Point After TD 9:01
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
16
Touchdown 9:01
20-B.Love runs 69 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
79
yds
02:04
pos
27
16
Missed Point After Touchdown 11:11
37-C.Bunce extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
21
16
Touchdown 11:11
10-D.White complete to 7-K.Hill. 7-K.Hill runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
03:49
pos
21
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:06
37-C.Bunce extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
10
Touchdown 3:06
7-K.Hill runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
76
yds
04:11
pos
21
9
Point After TD 7:24
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
3
Touchdown 7:24
3-K.Costello complete to 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside. 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
53
yds
06:06
pos
20
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:51
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
3
Touchdown 1:51
3-K.Costello complete to 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside. 19-J.Arcega-Whiteside runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
70
yds
04:02
pos
13
3
Field Goal 6:06
37-C.Bunce 38 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
58
yds
02:29
pos
7
3
Point After TD 8:42
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:42
20-B.Love runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
23
yds
01:26
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 17 21
Rushing 9 8
Passing 8 13
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 8-16 5-13
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-2
Total Net Yards 362 488
Total Plays 61 67
Avg Gain 5.9 7.3
Net Yards Rushing 157 147
Rush Attempts 34 26
Avg Rush Yards 4.6 5.7
Net Yards Passing 205 341
Comp. - Att. 15-27 28-41
Yards Per Pass 7.6 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-7 0-0
Penalties - Yards 3-15 1-4
Touchdowns 5 5
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 2
Punts - Avg 4-48.8 2-36.5
Return Yards 192 148
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-94
Kickoffs - Returns 7-155 3-54
Int. - Returns 2-37 2-0
Kicking 5/6 5/6
Extra Points 4/4 3/4
Field Goals 1/2 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
13 Stanford 9-5 14710637
15 TCU 11-3 37131639
205 PASS YDS 341
157 RUSH YDS 147
362 TOTAL YDS 488
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Costello 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 212 3 2 143.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 1573 14 4 139.5
K. Costello 15/27 212 3 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 145 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
263 2118 19
B. Love 26 145 2 69
T. Speights 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 142 0
T. Speights 2 15 0 15
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 389 8
C. Scarlett 5 4 0 4
K. Costello 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 92 3
K. Costello 1 -7 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 85 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 174 0
C. Scarlett 2 85 0 50
J. Arcega-Whiteside 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 61 3
SEASON REC YDS TD
48 781 9
J. Arcega-Whiteside 5 61 3 21
C. Wedington 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 243 0
C. Wedington 3 41 0 18
T. Irwin 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
43 461 2
T. Irwin 3 17 0 7
D. Schultz 9 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 212 3
D. Schultz 2 8 0 7
D. Stewart 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 131 0
D. Stewart 0 0 0 0
K. Smith 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 414 5
K. Smith 0 0 0 0
C. Parkinson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 97 4
C. Parkinson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Okereke 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
B. Okereke 5-0 0.0 0
M. Antoine 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
M. Antoine 5-1 0.0 0
B. Edwards 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
B. Edwards 5-0 0.0 0
B. Simmons 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
B. Simmons 4-0 0.0 0
P. Kalambayi 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
P. Kalambayi 4-0 0.0 0
F. Buncom 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 3 0.0
F. Buncom 3-1 0.0 2
A. Murphy 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Murphy 3-0 0.0 0
D. Jackson 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0
A. Holder 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
A. Holder 2-0 0.0 0
J. Perez 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Perez 2-0 0.0 0
J. Reid 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 5 0.0
J. Reid 2-0 0.0 0
C. Toohill 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
C. Toohill 2-0 0.0 0
H. Phillips 66 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
H. Phillips 2-1 0.0 0
K. Palma 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Palma 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Meeks 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 2 0.0
Q. Meeks 1-1 0.0 0
M. Tyler 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Tyler 1-1 0.0 0
J. Swann 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
J. Swann 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Toner 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
21/26 54/54
J. Toner 1/2 27 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Bailey 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 48.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 45.4 1
J. Bailey 4 48.8 1 60
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 24.8 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
39 25.8 30 0
C. Scarlett 5 24.8 30 0
D. Maddox 28 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.5 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 25.4 18 0
D. Maddox 2 15.5 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.5% 314 2 2 139.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.3% 3152 23 8 148.4
K. Hill 27/40 314 2 2
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 27 1 0 656.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 27 1 0 656.8
D. White 1/1 27 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 60 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
100 325 5
K. Hill 9 60 1 12
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 58 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 330 7
S. Olonilua 5 58 0 17
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
139 637 4
K. Hicks 6 40 0 27
K. Snell 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 88 1
K. Snell 1 4 0 4
A. Nunez 29 P
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
A. Nunez 1 1 0 1
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 86 2
K. Turpin 1 -7 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Reagor 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 169 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 576 8
J. Reagor 5 169 1 93
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 33 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 423 5
D. White 3 33 1 11
J. Diarse 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
35 575 3
J. Diarse 2 32 0 18
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 166 0
S. Olonilua 4 31 0 12
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 76 2
K. Hill 1 27 1 27
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 291 1
K. Hicks 8 25 0 14
J. Stewart 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 102 1
J. Stewart 1 12 0 12
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 394 1
K. Turpin 3 12 0 13
T. Slanina 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 76 0
T. Slanina 0 0 0 0
D. Thomas 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 59 1
D. Thomas 0 0 0 0
J. Austin 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 242 0
J. Austin 0 0 0 0
K. Snell 16 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 93 2
K. Snell 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Howard 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
T. Howard 6-4 0.0 0
M. Boesen 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
M. Boesen 5-2 0.0 0
I. Gaines 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
I. Gaines 4-2 0.0 1
R. Blacklock 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
R. Blacklock 4-1 0.0 0
T. Summers 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
T. Summers 4-0 0.0 0
B. Banogu 15 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Banogu 4-0 0.0 0
R. Texada 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
R. Texada 4-1 0.0 0
N. Small 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
N. Small 3-1 0.0 0
L. Collier 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
L. Collier 3-0 1.0 0
N. Orr 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 3 0.0
N. Orr 2-1 0.0 1
J. Broadnax Jr. 54 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Broadnax Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
A. Evans 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Evans 1-0 0.0 0
C. Bradley 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
C. Bradley 1-1 0.0 0
G. Wallow 30 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
G. Wallow 1-1 0.0 0
C. Bethley 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Bethley 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Bunce 37 P
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/4
SEASON FG XP
6/7 16/18
C. Bunce 2/2 38 3/4 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. David 22 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 34.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 42.8 0
A. David 1 34.0 0 34
A. Nunez 29 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 39.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
62 39.3 0
A. Nunez 1 39.0 0 39
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 18.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 30.8 24 1
K. Turpin 3 18.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 41.5 76 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 17.4 76 1
D. White 2 41.5 76 1
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 16.3 11 1
K. Turpin 1 11.0 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 STNFRD 25 2:17 4 -6 Punt
11:22 TCU 37 0:51 3 2 FG Miss
10:08 TCU 23 1:26 3 23 TD
5:53 STNFRD 30 4:02 7 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 STNFRD 48 0:31 2 -28 INT
13:30 STNFRD 47 6:06 11 53 TD
2:59 STNFRD 26 1:02 3 -2 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:05 STNFRD 21 2:04 4 79 TD
5:46 STNFRD 26 3:32 6 64 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:48 TCU 42 0:43 3 0 Punt
14:27 STNFRD 31 2:23 3 -15 TD
11:44 STNFRD 24 5:02 10 76 TD
3:01 STNFRD 25 0:52 5 -5 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:30 TCU 31 1:01 4 6 Downs
10:25 TCU 35 0:00 1 65 INT
8:35 TCU 22 2:29 7 58 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:42 TCU 4 1:23 3 9 Punt
14:13 TCU 20 0:35 3 -1 Punt
7:17 TCU 24 4:11 9 76 TD
1:46 TCU 39 1:40 5 -19 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TCU 25 3:49 9 75 TD
9:01 TCU 25 3:10 9 75 TD
2:09 TCU 25 1:12 3 17 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:45 TCU 7 0:11 1 93 TD
6:42 TCU 25 3:30 8 59 FG
2:01 STNFRD 44 1:32 5 2