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TCU Football victorious over SMU, the Iron Skillet remains in Fort Worth

The Horned Frogs take down their cross-town rivals, the SMU Mustangs, 34-17.
Shane Manson
TCU running back Trey Sanders pushes through defenders at the 102nd Battle for the Iron Skillet, 2023. The Horned Frogs beat the SMU Mustangs 34-17. (TCU 360/Shane Manson)

Quarterback Chandler Morris and tight end Jared Wiley propelled the offense and the Frogs to a 34-17 win over cross-town rival SMU.

Morris threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns, one to Wiley and the other tight end Chase Curtis.

Wiley also had a 9-yard run that gave the Frogs an early lead 7-3. Wiley caught another short 3-yard pass for his second touchdown, 14-3. Curtis’ reception in the last minute of the fourth quarter made it 34-17.

The defense capitalized the Mustangs struggling to convert on fourth downs. They only converted once on three fourth-down attempts.

SMU fell to the Frogs’ pressure and settled for a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter.

The only time the Mustangs saw the end zone was in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown from running back Camar Wheaton.

The Mustangs added three more points with a good field goal, but that summed up their offense.

The Horned Frogs came up huge defensively with two interceptions of SMU quarterback Preston Stone, who threw for 258 yards and 0 touchdowns.

Safety Bud Clark’s was in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Cornerback Josh Newton’s was in the second half, which he returned for a big gain after getting hit hard by a Mustang.

“I saw it out of the corner of my eye,” said Newton. “But then he should have wrapped up.”

Namdi Obiazor made the switch from safety to linebacker during the offseason. He had a slow start, but today he led the defense with 11 total tackles.

Obiazor said he was able to settle into his new position with repetition.

“I got a lot of reps from spring and fall camp,” said Obiazor. “But getting real situational reps has helped me a lot.”

Up next

The Horned Frogs will remain at home, taking on the West Virginia Mountaineers. Kick off is Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 pm.

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