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SMU Stuns TCU In Overtime

Homefield advantage wasn't enough for TCU on Saturday, as the SMU Mustangs stunned the Horned Frogs in overtime. The loss is the second for TCU in five games this season.

TCU wasn't supposed to lose to Baylor back in Week 1 of the college football season. The Horned Frogs found themselves in a 47-23 hole in the fourth quarter, before rallying back to take a one point lead late. Baylor, though, prevailed on a field goal in the waning moments of the game.

That scene was all too familiar on Saturday, as the SMU Mustangs upset the TCU Horned Frogs, winning 40-33 in overtime. 

SMU jumped out to a 27-10 lead in the third quarter, before taking a 33-17 lead in the fourth quarter with just over 13 minutes to play.

Much like the Baylor game, TCU came roaring back, scoring 16 unanswered points to force overtime. Much like the Baylor game, the comeback was for naught, as the Mustangs were able to score a touchdown in overtime, and the Horned Frogs were simply unable to respond, failing to convert a fourth down play. 

Senior quarterback J.J. McDermott threw four touchdown passes in the win, which included the game winning touchdown in overtime. McDermott was 23-of-45 passing for 349 yards. 

Junior running back Zach Line led the Mustangs in rushing, carrying the ball 21 times for 120 yards. 

Casey Paschall completed 30-of-42 passes in the loss, throwing for 304 yards and three touchdowns, without throwing an interception. 

The loss will certainly drop TCU out of the top 25 rankings, possibly for the rest of the season, unless the Horned Frogs run the table -- which would include beating Boise State. 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.