2. TCU 17, Iowa State 14
TCU has had its problems.
It couldn’t hold on against Ohio State, and it didn’t show up against Texas.
But losing at home against Iowa State would’ve ended the season.
Jonathan Song hit a chip shot field goal in the final seconds to get the Horned Frogs out alive … sort of.
With QB Shawn Robinson suffering a shoulder injury, and with star playmaker KaVontae Turpin getting knocked out of the game, the Horned Frogs are in rough shape. But at least there’s a little time off before playing Texas Tech on a Thursday night in two weeks.
Before getting hurt, Robinson was solid, but there weren’t enough big plays down the field. At least there was some production compared to what Iowa State failed to do.
Zeb Noland had nothing through the air, hitting on short passes with nothing clicking deep. David Montgomery tried to save the day with 101 yards and a touchdown, but the Cyclones were held to under 200 yards, couldn’t control the clock, and never had control of the game despite a late push.
As rough as things have been for TCU, the defense did its part to overcome the three turnovers from the offense, and the time of possession battle was heavy in the Horned Frog favor.
For now, it was a win. But the O has to figure out something in a hurry to have any threat of going back to the Big 12 Championship.