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  • 25 March 2019
    WACO, Texas -- Kyle Hicks spun away from two tacklers, and broke away from another while weaving through defenders. On another of his five TDs for TCU, he shifted the ball to his left hand and fully extended it over the pylon as he got hit.Hicks ran for a career-high 192 yards and kept finding the end zone, after not practicing all week, and the Horned Frogs beat 17th-ranked Baylor 62-22 on a dark Saturday for the Bears.For him to fight through, and its harder on turf, and make the cuts he did was big, coach Gary Patterson said.That helped TCU (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) hand Baylor its worst home loss since 2005. It came on a day when the Bears wore all-black uniforms, as selected by the seniors, and there were black T-shirts sold outside supporting former coach Art Briles.Its tough. You dont ever see anybody going through what were kind of going through, but we cant use that as an excuse, quarterback Seth Russell said. We cant let those outside things influence us in one way or another.The Bears (6-2, 3-2 Big 12, No. 13 AP) have lost consecutive games since a 6-0 start. TCU entered the game after losing back-to-back games for the first time since 2013.`I was surprised today, to be honest with you, acting head coach Jim Grobe said. But I think that once you have a couple tough losses like we have had the last two times out, I think it may be a little bit easier to just start playing football.Tomlinson set TCUs school record with six TDs in November 1999, when he ran for 406 yards against UTEP in what was then the single-game major college record.Both teams scored touchdowns in the first minute of the game, evoking thoughts of a sequel to the 61-58 game two years ago when Baylor handed TCU its only loss that season.After Seth Russell threw an 81-yard TD pass to Ishmael Zamora on the second play of the game, Kenny Hill hit Taj Williams for a 37-yard score on TCUs second play.That was the first of 31 consecutive points for the Horned Frogs, including two touchdowns in 7 seconds in Baylors most lopsided loss at home since 62-0 to Texas 11 years ago.Ranthony Texada returned an interception 28 yards for a score to make it 31-7 early in the second quarter. Then came the tackle-breaking 22-yard TD by Hicks, who was a game-time decision a week after hurting his ankle on the opening series in a double-overtime loss to Texas Tech.I thought about (a five-TD game) a lot, but I never thought about coming out on a stage like this and being able to perform like this, Hicks said. It was just great blocking by my offensive line and my wide receivers downfield blocking.THE TAKEAWAYTCU: QB Kenny Hill responded nicely from being replaced midgame a week earlier, throwing for 244 yards and running for 85 more. Pattersons team got a much-needed boost in their quest to get bowl eligible, now needing only one more win their last three games.Baylor: After all the issues off the field, things could now be crumbling on the field. The Bears were completely dominated in this game after the quick-strike start, and still have games left at No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 14 West Virginia. There were also reports that running back Shock Linwood shoved an assistant coach on the sideline.SCARY MOMENTTCU defensive end Tipa Galeai was taken off the field immobilized on a stretcher. He had collapsed on the sideline not long after being involved in a tackle. TCU officials said after the game that he was conscious and alert when taken to a hospital as a precaution.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Bears will fall hard in the AP Top 25 following their second consecutive loss since peaking at No. 8, and could conceivably drop all the way out of the poll.UP NEXTTCU has an open date before hosting Oklahoma State on Nov. 19.Baylor goes to Big 12-leading Oklahoma next Saturday.---More AP college football at and Under Armour Shoes Clearance Sale . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. 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HOUSTON -- DeAndre Hopkins got Houston going early and defense and special teams did the rest in a 19-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.Hopkins had 113 yards receiving and a touchdown and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to help the Texans to the victory .Novak connected from 32, 24, 31 and 43 yards for the Texans.Cairo Santos made three field goals in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 19-12, but Houston recovered the onside kick with less than a minute left to seal the victory.The Texans (2-0) showed that they are a much different team than the one that was embarrassed in a 30-0 wild-card playoff loss to the Chiefs (1-1) in January, when quarterback Brian Hoyer had five turnovers.New quarterback Brock Osweiler did throw two interceptions but the Chiefs had more trouble taking care of the ball, with Houstons defense setting a franchise record by recovering three fumbles in the first half.Our defense really stood up there and when they had to in critical situations played well, coach Bill OBrien said.The first came when a high snap sailed over Alex Smiths head. J.J. Watt shoved him out of the way with one hand and pounced on it, showing he was getting back to his old self after July back surgery.Osweiler, who finished with 268 yards passing, connected with Hopkins on a 27-yard touchdown pass on the next play to make it 7-0.When your defense makes a big play or your special teams make a big play, on offense you need to take that momentum and finish with a touchdown, Osweiler said. Thats exactly what took place in that moment.Watt continued to shine later in the first quarter when he took Smith down for his first sack this season, forcing the Chiefs to kick a field goal that made it 7-3.Houston was leading by seven in the second quarter when Spencer Ware fumbled, Kevin Johnson scooped it up for his first career recovery and returned it 52 yards. The Texans couldnt get their offense going after that and settled for a 24-yard field goal to make it 13-3.John Simon forced the last fumble of the half on his strip-sack of Smith. It was recovered by Whitney Mercilus. But once again Houston failed to move the ball and Novaks try for a 57-yard field goal fell short as time expired in the first half.We had way too many mistakes today,, coach Andy Reid said.dddddddddddd Too many penalties. Dropped balls. You name it. Turnovers, we had three turnovers. All these things led to points. Thats my responsibility.Marcus Peters intercepted Osweiler at the goal line on Houstons first possession and picked him off again late in the third quarter.That led to a 43-yard field goal that cut the lead to 13-6.A field goal by both teams after that left the Texans up 16-9.FULLER FLOURISHESHouston rookie receiver Will Fuller finished with four receptions for 104 yards to become the first rookie in franchise history with consecutive 100-yard receiving games to start his career. The 21st overall pick in this years draft had 107 yards receiving in his NFL debut last week.INJURY REPORTHouston rookie WR Braxton Miller injured his hamstring in the first half and did not return. He doesnt think the injury is serious, but will have an MRI on Monday.ELITE COMPANYWatt finished with 1.5 sacks on Sunday to give him 76 in his 82nd career game. Hes the second fastest in NFL history to reach 75 sacks behind Hall of Famer Reggie White who did it in 65 games.NO, NO, NOPeters learned that wagging your finger in the face of an opponent like NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo did after blocking a shot is frowned upon on the NFL.Peters forced an incompletion on a deep ball thrown to Fuller in the second quarter and wagged his finger at him for several seconds. The move earned him a 15-yard penalty for taunting and a warning that a second such penalty would result in an ejection.Hes competing against a guy and made a nice play on the ball. Reid said. But you cant wag your finger -- theyre going to get you.SPREADING THE WEALTHHopkins and Fuller gave Houston two players with at least 100 yards receiving for the eighth time in franchise history and the first time since 2013.BRING IT BACKKansas City rookie Tyreek Hill had a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown negated because of a holding penalty late in the fourth quarter.UP NEXTKansas City hosts the Jets next Sunday.Houston travels to meet New England on Thursday night.---AP NFL website: and ' ' '