|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe TCU Horned Frogs were a team scorned heading into the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The Frogs were one of two teams, the other being Baylor, who were rejected from the college football playoff system in favor of Ohio State and Florida State. However, the Frogs took their time at the Peach Bowl to convince the world as to why they should have made it in as they defeated the Mississippi Rebels 42-3. The Frogs were -3 favorites in this game.
The Frogs scored two touchdowns in each of the first three quarters. In fact, it did not take long for TCU to make its presence felt. On the third play from scrimmage, the Rebels' Bo Wallace was intercepted by Chris Hackett. This led to a touchdown pass to Aaron Green two plays later. Green had a rushing touchdown later in the quarter.
The Frogs were not perfect during the entire game though. Trevone Boykin had three interceptions during the game while David Porter lost a fumble in the first quarter. Even with those issues, the Frogs continued to stay dominant. James McFarland particularly intercepted a pass from Ole Miss around the Rebels' end zone for a touchdown near the end of the half.
The Rebels lost a fumble on a bad snap in the Horned Frogs' red zone in the third. The Rebels did finally score in the middle of the fourth quarter as Gary Wunderlich had a 27-yard field goal that came after an interception.
Trevone Boykin was 22-31 with 187 passing yards, 65 rushing yards and three passing touchdowns for TCU in spite of having three interceptions. Josh Doctson had two receiving touchdowns while Ranthony Texada's only kick return for the game went for 65 yards. The Frogs will end the year with a 12-1 record and a good argument as to why they should have gotten into the playoffs.
Ole Miss ended the year 9-4 with this loss. Bo Wallace was 10-23 with 109 passing yards and three interceptions. I'Tavius Mathers was only limited to 26 rushing yards on seven carries in the game were punter Will Gleeson was forced to punt eight times. Only one of his punts went within the 20-yard-line.