The Iowa State Cyclones hold a 16-7 lead over the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs after the opening quarter of play at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
TCU struggled behind freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin through most of the quarter, but the Frogs found the end zone with under two minutes remaining.
Iowa State got on the board quickly, as quarterback Jared Barnett connected with Josh Lenz for a 51-yard touchdown pass just over two minutes into the game. On the third play of TCU's ensuing possession, Boykin was intercepted Jacques Washington, putting the ball right back into the Cyclones' hands. Iowa State would tack on a field goal to take a two-score lead.
Playing without suspended starting quarterback Casey Pachall and injured running backs Waymon James and Matthew Tucker, the Horned Frogs were unable to do much of anything offensively until their third possession of the quarter. Boykin scrambled for a key first down to keep the drive alive, and the Frogs got on the board as Aundre Dean caught a forward option pass from Boykin and maneuvered into the end zone.
TCU left Lenz uncovered again on the following series, and Barnett found him again, this time for a 74-yard touchdown strike. Edwin Arceo missed the extra point, but the Cyclones regained their two-score advantage.
Barnett finished the quarter 7-of-8 for 153 yards and two scores. Meanwhile, Boykin accounted for 35 yards and a touchdown through the air.