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TCU Edges Cal In Tight Contest, 34-32

Sep 11, 2021
Trevon Clark caught two long passes for 122 yards and one touchdown.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Quentin Johnston caught two of Max Duggan's three touchdown passes, with the go-ahead score coming on a nifty catch-and-run as TCU beat Cal, 34-32, on Saturday.

Johnston put the Horned Frogs (2-0) ahead to stay with the 45-yard TD catch with 9:53 left, when he twisted around one defender who fell down near the 30 and then shed the attempted tackle by another inside the 10. Johnston finished with five catches for 95 yards.

Zach Evans ran for 183 yards on 22 carries, with a 51-yard TD just before halftime for the Horned Frogs. Duggan completed 17 of 31 passes for 234 yards and added 71 yards rushing on 19 carries with a 9-yard keeper for a TD with 5:47 left for a 34-26 lead.

Chase Garbers threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns for Cal (0-2). He had 235 yards passing in the first half - a career best for one half - with 199 of that coming on only four plays (49, 54, 28 and 68 yards).

Cal led 19-7 after Garbers threw a 7-yard TD to Nikko Remigio. That was a play after a 68-yard catch by Trevon Johnson, whose only other catch was a 54-yard TD.

But Evans scored with 11 seconds before halftime, and the Frogs opened the second half with a 15-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Johnston's 18-yard catch that gave them their first lead at 21-19.


California: The Bears will be at home to play Sacramento State next Saturday in their last non-conference of the season.

TCU: The Horned Frogs have a bye week before playing SMU at home on Sept. 25.