TCU handles Jackson State, wins 16th straight home opener

Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson notches 150th win of his coaching career.


FORT WORTH — TCU coach Gary Patterson wasn’t going to get overly excited about a 63-0 victory against an FCS team on Saturday night.

Even with that win against Jackson State being the 150th victory of his career, Patterson was keeping everything in perspective after the lopsided victory.

“This next one is a test (against Arkansas),” Patterson said. “I’d be excited if I could get to 160 by the end of this season.”

That’s why Patterson was able to nitpick after a big win on the scoreboard.

He wants the offense to be crisper and avoid turnovers. The defense shouldn’t have been pushed around on the opening drive by the Tigers, a Southwestern Athletic Conference team.

“We’ve got work to do,” Patterson said. “On to the next one.”

But while other Big 12 teams struggled on Saturday, Patterson had to acknowledge that his team took care of business as TCU won its 16th straight home opener, the nation’s fifth-longest streak.

“I was proud of the group. Proud of how they handled themselves,” Patterson said. “They acted more like that was what we were supposed to, which probably excited me more than anything else.”

Quarterback Kenny Hill threw for 206 yards and four touchdowns, two to Desmon White, and helped TCU take a comfortable lead early on.