Ole Miss 0-0-0-3 — 3
TCU 14-14-14-0 — 42
TCU struck early. And TCU struck often.
The No. 6 Horned Frogs, stinging from being left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff, steamrolled 9th-ranked Ole Miss (9-4) and its No. 1-ranked scoring defense 42-3 in Wednesday’s Peach Bowl.
TCU (12-1) carried a 28-0 lead into the half and lost the shutout bid midway through the 4th quarter when Gary Wunderlich kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:18 left.
See the final stats and complete boxscore here.
TCU Scored Twice in The First 2 Minutes of The 3rd Quarter
Set up with excellent field position after a 65-yard kickoff return by Ranthony Texada to open the 3rd quarter, Trevone Boykin found Kolby Listenbee 3 plays later for a 35-yard touchdown and a 35-0 lead.
Listenbee went up between 2 Rebels defenders on an ill-advised pass to come down with the catch, which was reviewed but upheld as a TD.
Ole Miss got the ball on the kickoff, but QB Bo Wallace fumbled it away 2 plays later.
Then Boykin immediately struck again, hitting Josh Doctson for a 27-yard score to put TCU up 42-0. It was Doctson’s 2nd TD of the game.
Touchdown, turnover, touchdown in 1:51 to start the 2nd half.
TCU Intercepted a Wallace Pass in The End Zone For a TD
James McFarland intercepted a Wallace pass in the Ole Miss end zone for a touchdown and a 28-0 lead late in the 2nd quarter. It was Wallace’s 3rd interception of the game.
The TD came just 2 plays after Boykin threw his 2nd interception, a ball picked off by Cody Prewitt at the Rebels’ 2.
TCU Took a 21-0 Lead Early in The 2nd Quarter
Boykin connected with Doctson on a 12-yard touchdown to give TCU a 21-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter.
The score capped an 11-play, 63-yard drive.
Green Capped a 78-Yard Drive With His 2nd Touchdown
Aaron Green capped a 15-play, 78-yard drive with a 15-yard touchdown run, his second score of the game, to give TCU a 14-0 lead with 6:23 left in the 1st quarter.
Green had 6 carries for 26 yards and added a 15-yard reception.
TCU Scored a TD on a Trick Play After Getting an Interception
Listenbee threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Green on a trick play to give TCU a 7-0 early in the 1st quarter.
The Horned Frogs’ Chris Hackett intercepted a Wallace pass on the Ole Miss 35-yard line on the Rebels’ 3rd play of their 1st possession.
Two plays later, Listenbee connected with Green on the double-pass trick play.
Both Quarterbacks Threw 3 Interceptions
Despite throwing 3 touchdowns, Boykin also threw 3 interceptions. He hadn’t thrown more than 1 in a game all season. He finished 22-for-31 for 188 yards.
Wallace’s college career came to an ugly end. He was 10 of 23 for 109 yards and 3 interceptions. He also lost a fumble and was sacked 5 times in the 1st half.
Wallace threw 6 INTs and no TDs over the final 3 games. The senior, though, finishes ranked in the SEC’s career top 10 in a number of passing categories, including completion percentage and total yards.
The Rebels finished with only 129 total yards, including 9 rushing. TCU piled up 423, 247 passing and 146 rushing.
Preview: No. 9 Ole Miss And No. 6 TCU Meet in Peach Bowl in Battle of Top 10 Teams
In the first meeting of Top 10 teams this postseason, No. 6 TCU and No. 9 Ole Miss get the final day of 2014 kicked off in the Peach Bowl from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The game is scheduled for Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern and can be seen on ESPN.
The Rebels (9-3) are led by quarterback Bo Wallace, who has thrown for 22 touchdowns, and the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense (13.8 points per game allowed).
Trevone Boykin put up big numbers, accounting for 38 touchdowns (30 passing, 8 rushing) as the Horned Frogs (11-1) scored 46.8 ppg, 2nd in the FBS.