The Kansas Jayhawks trail the TCU Horned Frogs in a defensive battle, 10-6, as the two teams head into the locker room for halftime. Kansas and TCU combined for three turnovers and two missed field goals in the first half.
The Jayhawks defense held the high-powered TCU offense at bay in the Frogs' Big 12 debut. TCU quarterback Casey Pachall completed 11 of his 14 attempts and threw for 125 yards and a touchdown, but he also fumbled once and was sacked a couple of times for big losses. The Jayhawks also forced a TCU fumble in the game's first drive, which put Kansas in prime field position, allowing them to get on the board first with a Ron Doherty field goal a little over six minutes into the opening quarter.
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist was 9-of-12 for 117 yards in the half, with most of the yardage coming on a 76-yard drive in the second quarter which ended in another Doherty field goal. Kansas was able to get all the way to the TCU 4-yard line, but failed reach the endzone.
TCU drove down the field quickly and efficiently during their final possession of the half, as Pachall threw for 45 yards on the drive. Jaden Oberkrom, who missed a short field goal earlier in the quarter, was able to convert to end the half.