No. 25 Iowa State hands No. 4 TCU first loss of season

Lloyd Doyle
October 29, 2017

The only thing left for the offense to do at that point was take a knee on a 14-7 victory over the fourth-ranked team in the nation, TCU.

Hopefully a few of Saturday's standouts on defense got high-fives in the scrum, because they certainly deserved it after one of the gutsiest performances in the history of Iowa State football.

TCU (7-1, 4-1), victimized by two turnovers by quarterback Kenny Hill in the red zone, lost a chance to be in the top four when the first College Football Playoff rankings are announced on Tuesday night. If TCU gets past No. 25-ranked Iowa State, it still has to go to Oklahoma on November 11 in Norman, Oklahoma.

With the win the Cyclones moved into a tie for first place in the Big 12 with TCU as well as Oklahoma State, which won at West Virginia Saturday afternoon. Hill was intercepted twice, fumbled, and finished 12-for-25 for 135 yards.

None of the FOX Sports' college football crew thinks TCU football is good enough to be crowned national champion quite yet, but the Frogs are a consensus playoff team entering Week 9 of the season. It was Turpin's second return for a touchdown in two weeks, following his 90-yard punt return for a score against Kansas. The Cyclones also forced three turnovers.

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