FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Freshman Max Duggan led touchdown drives on all three of his first-half possessions as TCU scored on every first-half possession on Saturday and was never threatened in a 51-14 victory over Kansas to open Big 12 play.
TCU (3-1, 1-0) dominated in every area of the first half against Kansas (2-3, 0-2), which ended a 48-game road losing streak to Power 5 opponents earlier this season at Boston College.
TCU was locked in from the opening kickoff, coming off a home loss to rival SMU a week ago that knocked the Horned Frogs out of the Top 25. The Horned Frogs had some extra motivation as well after losing last year at Kansas.
Duggan started for a second straight game but was replaced midway through the second quarter by graduate transfer Alex Delton with the Horned Frogs in full control at 28-0. Delton, who played last year at Kansas State, led TCU on two scoring drives to end the first half for a 38-0 lead.
Duggan, who played all but one snap a week ago against SMU after sharing time the first two weeks, was in for the first two second-half drives before giving way to Delton.
Delton led his first touchdown drive of the season in the second quarter and finished 10-for-15 passing for 186 yards.
The Horned Frogs’ defense never gave Kansas a chance to get going. Kansas finished with only 159 yards on 47 plays and was 1 for 11 on third-down attempts. The Jayhawks had only 55 yards on 34 plays heading into the fourth quarter.
Kansas lost its 46th consecutive Big 12 road game. The Jayhawks’ last Big 12 road win came Oct. 4, 2008 at Iowa State.
TCU leading receiver Jalen Reagor ended the first quarter with a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown after he initially muffed the football, giving the Horned Frogs’ a 21-0 lead.
Darius Anderson had a third consecutive 100-yard rushing game for the Frogs, finishing with 115 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.
TCU is now 3-1 and will take on Iowa State next Saturday at 11 a.m.
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