Horned Frogs get win in Houston Bowl

Peter LoCoco kicked a fourth-quarter field goal Saturday to give the TCU Horned Frogs a 27-24 win over the Iowa State Cyclones in the Houston Bowl.

The Horned Frogs, 1-point favorites in this contest, managed to cover the spread in the win. The combined score went just OVER the game’s posted total (50).

Horned Frogs QB Jeff Ballard went 21-of-33 for 280 yards passing, with one TD strike and one interception. Robert Merrill and Aaron Brown each ran for scores in the win, and Michael DePriest had a TD catch.

For the Cyclones, Bret Meyer completed 20-of-33 pass attempts for 249 yards, tossing two touchdown passes to Todd Blythe and another to Jon Davis.