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Gary Patterson changes shirt at halftime, TCU completes comeback win

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When TCU went into the locker room at halftime of Saturday’s Alamo Bowl, they were trailing Oregon 31-0. The Horned Frogs ended up defeating the Ducks 47-41 in triple overtime, and a change of wardrobe may have had something to do with it.

During the first half, TCU head coach Gary Patterson was wearing a black shirt and black visor. In the second half, he sported a purple shirt and visor.

TCU outscored Oregon 31-0 in the second half, tying the game via a field goal with 19 seconds left in regulation. Of course, the injury to Oregon QB Vernon Adams, who left up 28-0 in the second quarter, halted the Ducks’ production. The Horned Frogs went up for good when quarterback Bram Kohlhausen, who started for the suspended Trevone Boykin, scored a touchdown on an eight-yard run in the third overtime.

The 31-point comeback for TCU matched the largest in bowl history. Patterson said during his postgame interview “The purple shirt works.” Maybe it does, Gary. Maybe it does.

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