TCU Horned Frogs lead Ohio State Buckeyes 14-13 at halftime

Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins

"I do feel a little bit of relief right now, after this game, and the past few weeks", Ryan Day said after improving to 3-0 as acting Ohio State coach.

They all repaired to halftime with the Frogs ahead 14-13, and the goose bumps in the purple part of the audience finally leveled out after the Frog-minded bounced furiously during junior Darius Anderson's 93-yard romp up the left sideline. Parris Campbell, a person no one would not wish to chase, caught Dwayne Haskins's screen and traveled the 63 yards faster than would most. He had five tackles, including a strip-sack that led to an Ohio State defensive touchdown, in the first half.

A crowd of 64,362, predominantly Buckeye fans despite TCU being only 18 miles away, watched Ohio State win for the third time in as many games at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium.

The Ohio State University Buckeyes kicked off against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs at 8 p.m. Saturday.

In the same quarter, Haskins would toss to K.J. Hill in the end zone to bring the game 33-21.

TCU was aware of Ohio State's ferocious pass rush and game-planned accordingly, relying on quick, short passes and misdirection mixed in with the occasional deep throw. The Frogs open conference play at Texas on Saturday, followed by a home game against Iowa State. The Horned Frogs gained 289 yards. TCU drove 84 yards, aided by a shaky third-down pass-interference penalty on cornerback Damon Arnette, for a touchdown to make it 10-7. It was both the longest run in TCU history and the longest play ever surrendered by Ohio State.

- Before the start of play, TCU coach Gary Patterson was already fretting about getting into Big 12 play. Ohio State then drove from its 10 to the TCU 21 in the final seconds of the second quarter.