In the pass-happy Big 12, TCU quarterback Kenny Hill isn’t one of the conference’s statistical leaders.
He ranks ninth in yards per completion, seventh in yards per game and fifth in passing TDs. But ESPN contends that Hill remains the No. 6 Horned Frogs’ most important player.
Sam Khan Jr. writes that Hill’s play will serve as a bellwether for TCU.
“He’s ranked 10th nationally in completion percentage (69 percent) and he has thrown 10 touchdowns with only three interceptions,” Khan wrote. “Ball security and consistency are a must for Hill if the Horned Frogs are going to continue winning.”
TCU does most of its damage on the ground. They lead the Big 12 with 219.8 rushing yards per game. Hill is throwing for just 230.6 yards per game.
But Hill has also engineered some of the Frogs’ biggest plays this season. His trick-play TD against West Virginia gave TCU momentum. In that same game, he threw a beautiful, pinpoint pass to Jalen Reagor for a score.
Most of all, Hill has been a solid game manager. He’s thrown only 3 interceptions, tied for second in the conference. He’s 21st in the nation in passing efficiency.
And he might just be the key for the Frogs to make the College Football Playoff.
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