After being shutout in the first half of a game for the first time in over two years, the Frogs, without starting quarterback Trevone Boykin, staged the largest comeback in bowl history, scoring 31 unanswered points to send the game to overtime.
Each team struck for a touchdown in the first overtime, before each team was forced to kick field goals in the second overtime.
Backup senior quarterback Bram Kohlhausen, the game’s offensive MVP, opened the scoring in the third overtime when he ran the ball into the end zone himself to give TCU a 47-41. Although the Frogs failed their two-point conversion, the defense forced Oregon to a 4-and-out to seal the improbable victory for TCU.
TCU finished the night with 545 yards of offense in the win.