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TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill was 5-of-11 passing for 52 yards in Saturday's loss to Kansas State.

He also rushed for 50 yards on seven carries. Hill started this game on the sidelines, but Gary Patterson changed his tune after watching starter Foster Sawyer go 12-of-25 for 86 yards and an interception. And so Hill was inserted despite an ankle injury to predictable results. We'd guess Hill will close out the year as starter in the bowl game.
Dec 4 - 12:17 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill went 15-for-29 for 150 yards and an interception in a 31-9 blowout win over TCU on Friday.

Hill was once again ineffective through the air, but he redeemed himself in exploiting Texas' issues against the run. Hill scrambled around for 78 yards and ran for two touchdowns on a 6.0 ypc average. The Horned Frogs (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) became bowl eligible with the victory. They host Kansas State in the regular season finale next week.
Nov 25 - 7:26 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson expressed his empathy for the precarious job situation of Texas HC Charlie Strong.

"I think Charlie’s a good man, a great football coach. It’s hard to see anyone go through that, obviously," Patterson said. He was particularly taken by the support Strong has from his players, many of whom showed up for Monday's press conference and some of whom, reportedly, were actually considering boycotting Friday's game against Patterson's Horned Frogs in a show of support for their coach. Strong has said that such a boycott will not be happening, but that takes nothing away from the clear sentiment, here. Said Patterson, "If you watched any of that press conference, it’s obvious those kids have a relationship with those coaches. We recruited a lot of them. There’s a lot of good kids there." At 5-6, Texas will need to defeat TCU on Black Friday if they are to earn a bowl bid. The Horned Frogs are in their own tough situation -- though without the coaching uncertainty -- and hold a 5-5 record with contests against Texas and Kansas State.
Nov 22 - 6:09 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill will start against Texas on Friday.

Foster Sawyer has come on to replace Hill in two of TCU's last three games, most recently in Saturday's 31-6 loss to Oklahoma State. In reference to that one, Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson said that "[t]he game was a little bit out of hand," hence Sawyer's entrance into the proceedings. For his part, Hill has thrown for 2,860 yards (61.9% completions) with a 15/12 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 409 yards and seven additional touchdowns. TCU (5-5) has two games remaining on their schedule and will need one victory against either Texas or Kansas State if they are to achieve bowl eligibility.
Nov 21 - 2:25 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill threw for 244 yards and ran for 85 more in a 62-22 upset victory over 17th-ranked Baylor on Saturday.

Perhaps more importantly, the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder didn't turn the ball over once. Hill hit Taj Williams for 37-yard touchdown on TCU's second play, and the Horned Frogs kept running from there, the first of 31 consecutive points. TCU HC Gary Patterson benched Hill for Foster Sawyer last week, but we'd guess that Hill bought himself some leash today. TCU (5-4, 3-3) has a bye before hosting Oklahoma State on Nov. 19.
Nov 5 - 8:14 PM

TCU redshirt junior RB Kyle Hicks rushed for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-22 victory over Baylor on Saturday.

Baylor scored almost immediately. After that, it was all TCU. They scored 31 unanswered points in the first half and went on to hand Baylor its worst home loss since 2005. Hicks finished one touchdown short of LaDainian Tomlinson's school record set in November 1999. In that one, Tomlinson ran for 406 yards against UTEP to set what was then the single-game major college record.
Nov 5 - 8:09 PM

TCU started redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill Saturday against Baylor.

He'll be on a short leash. Redshirt sophomore QB Foster Sawyer replaced a benched Hill last week.
Nov 5 - 4:22 PM

TCU head coach Gary Patterson suggested sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin could have a meaningful role against Baylor despite not being 100 percent healthy with a leg/knee injury.

Turpin was performing at a high level before missing four games this season, producing meaningful yards as a receiver, kick returner and punt returner. We know Baylor is putting up big numbers on offense, and TCU will have to keep up if they can't slow the Bears down on defense.
Nov 4 - 9:22 AM

TCU redshirt sophomore QB Foster Sawyer went 6-of-17 for 86 yards and a touchdown in relief of Kenny Hill in Saturday's loss to Texas Tech.

With Trill struggling again, HC Gary Patterson pulled the plug and turned to Sawyer. He was slightly better against a Texas Tech defense that was playing as well as it has in a few years, but slightly better isn't saying much as a point of comparison for Hill's performance. The Frogs have a huge game against Baylor on Saturday, and we'd guess Patterson will keep us guessing on his quarterback intentions until late in the week.
Nov 2 - 5:58 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that redshirt sophomore QB Foster Sawyer could see playing time against Baylor on Saturday.

Sawyer connected on 6-of-17 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown after he replaced an ineffective Kenny Hill in Saturday's double-overtime loss to Texas Tech. Just how much he plays (or if he plays at all) against Baylor remains an uncertain proposition. The 6-foot-5, 228-pounder ranked as Scout.com's No. 213 overall prospect for the 2014 cycle.
Nov 1 - 3:35 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that both redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill and redshirt sophomore QB Foster Sawyer could play against Baylor on Saturday.

On Monday, Patterson said that Hill would "probably" be the starter, but he clearly is not set on the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Aggie transfer. Trill was benched in Saturday's loss to Texas Tech after throwing for 160 yards and a pick, with Sawyer taking over to hit on 6-of-17 passes for 86 yards and a score. On the fantasy front, neither quarterback makes for a starting option, regardless of who Patterson eventually decides to toss out to the lions.
Nov 1 - 3:23 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill will "probably" be the starter against Baylor on Saturday.

Hill was benched due to ineffectiveness in this weekend's low-scoring (!) double-overtime loss to Texas Tech. He managed just 16-of-29 passing for 160 yards and an interception in that contest, failing to throw for a touchdown for the first time in eight games. Foster Sawyer entered in his place in the fourth quarter and proceeded to complete 6-of-17 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown. Even if Hill holds onto the starting job, we would steer clear for fantasy purposes. In his last three games, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has thrown for a combined 514 yards with a 2/5 TD/INT ratio.
Oct 31 - 1:23 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill was benched in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 27-24 double-overtime loss to Texas Tech.

How easy was it for one of the nation's worst defenses to get into Hill's head? Well, hear it from them. Said Red Raider Malik Jenkins: "We just knew we had to get in Kenny Hill's face a lot and attack, attack, attack." Hill went 16-for-29 for 160 yards with one interception and 35 rushing yards prior to getting yanked for Foster Sawyer. We'll update you on the Frogs' quarterback intentions next week, but after Sawyer played well in Hill's place, you'd have to expect him to draw the start. The Horned Frogs (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) have a road trip to Baylor on deck.
Oct 29 - 8:08 PM

TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) could potentially return to action against Texas Tech this weekend.

Turpin participated in pregame warm-ups on Saturday, but did not ultimately see a snap in the Horned Frogs' loss to West Virginia. Said HC Gary Patterson, "You can tell [the team is] fired up [for Turpin's return]. They were fired up for him last week. We just didn’t think he was quite ready. He was probably 90, 85, maybe 90 percent." The 5-foot-9, 152-pound dynamo-of-a-player reportedly tore his PCL against Iowa State in Week 3 and has not played since. Prior to going out injured, he had totaled 508 yards between receiving, rushing and returns. Fantasy owners should continue to check his status over the next two days, but all is looking well for a return on Saturday. He makes for a strong starting consideration facing a Texas Tech defense that is licking its wounds after Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield scorched them for seven touchdown passes in last Saturday's silly 66-59 shootout loss.
Oct 27 - 3:17 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill was largely ineffective in Saturday's 34-10 loss to West Virginia, completing 18-of-31 passes for 148 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Oh dear. This makes for two out-and-out stinkers by Hill, who was intercepted thrice by Kansas last time he took the field. Not only has Trill's passing fallen off, he has essentially been a non-factor in the rushing game since the second week of the season. After scoring six touchdowns on the ground through his first three games, he has scored just one rushing touchdown in his last four games. At this juncture, it is not safe to trust the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder for fantasy purposes unless the match-up calls for his consideration.
Oct 22 - 7:19 PM


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