Frogs down 31-0 at halftime


TCU struggles to hold back Oregon’s offense in the first half of the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.

The No. 11 TCU Horned Frogs haven’t been able to figure out anything through one half at the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, trailing No. 15 Oregon 31-0.

The shutout marks the first time TCU was blanked in the first half of a football game since October 2013, against Oklahoma.

The Frogs, who are without starting quarterback Trevone Boykin, only mustered 133 yards of offense, with a mere 46 rushing yards. Senior TCU quarterack Bram Kohlhausen threw for 96 passing yards.

The Frogs forced a three-and-out on the first drive, but the Ducks responded on the next offensive effort, when quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. found receiver Darren Carrington for a 22-yard touchdown. The Ducks would soar to a 21-0 lead by the end of the first quarter via two Royce Freeman rushing touchdowns.

Oregon extended its lead in the second quarter when Tony Brooks-James rushed five yards into the end zone to give the Ducks a 28-0 lead. A field goal in the closing minutes of the half made it a 31-0 lead. The Ducks totaled 376 yards of offense in the half.

The Frogs also faced a setback with an apparent injury to freshman receiver KaVontae Turpin, who reportedly entered the x-ray room at halftime.