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College Sports: LaCoco kicks TCU past Northwestern

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Ben

posted on Sep, 3 2004 @ 08:36 AM
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Peter LoCoco kicked a 47-yard field goal in the second overtime, giving TCU a 48-45 win over Northwestern on Thursday night.

Northwestern trailed by 14 points and came back to tie the game three times. The last rally came with 13 seconds left when Brett Basanez's 8-yard TD pass to Shaun Herbert forced overtime.

But Brett Huffman missed five field goals for the Wildcats, including both of his attempts in overtime.

LoCoco, whose 25-yard attempt was blocked in the first overtime, got another chance when TCU went backward on its second overtime chance. Tye Gunn was sacked by Adam Kadela for a 6-yard loss, and then threw an incomplete pass before the go-ahead kick.

The Wildcats got one more possession, but Huffman's 38-yard field goal was wide right to end the four-hour game. He had missed from 25 yards in the first overtime.

Tye Gunn threw for a career-high 368 yards on 20-of-38 passing with four touchdowns in his return as TCU's starter, remaining undefeated.

Basanez also had a career night, throwing for a Northwest record 513 yards and four touchdowns - matching his season total for last season.

The game was the season opener for both teams.




 
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