The TCU-LSU game at Cowboys Stadium last Saturday was one of the marquee contests of the first week of college football season, and Chris Hackett had a huge game for the Horned Frogs.

Hackett, a John Tyler product starting his sophomore season in Fort Worth, responded with 10 tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack and a pass breakup in front of a national TV audience.

TCU did end up losing the game to the Tigers, 37-27, but remain a Top 25 team entering its home debut today against Southeastern Louisiana.

Johnson has huge game in loss to Tech

SMU wide receiver Jeremy Johnson had a career game in the Mustangs’ season debut against Texas Tech last Saturday.

Johnson, a former John Tyler standout, caught 12 passes for 131 yards in the contest, leading the Mustangs in both categories. That eclipsed the 11 receptions for 109 yards that Johnson notched against Tulane a year ago.

Cayuga’s Traylon Shead, making his SMU debut, rushed for 25 yards and caught three passes for 12 yards before a knee injury ended his game. Shead told The Dallas Morning News he has a sprained MCL.

Mount Enterprise senior Kevin Pope, a linebacker, had a tremendous game. He finished with eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.

SMU (0-1) lost to the Red Raiders, 41-23, and host Montana State, FCS’s No. 3 ranked team, today.

Kennedy shows up against Rice

Cayuga junior Malcome Kennedy was noticeably absent from Texas A&M’s depth chart leading into last weekend’s home opener against Rice. But Kennedy ended up catching four passes for 56 yards in the Aggies’ win over the Owls.

Kennedy still is not on the A&M depth chart heading into today’s game against Sam Houston State.

Overstreet sees plenty of time in Texas win

Former Tatum standout Jalen Overstreet made his 2013 debut last weekend during Texas’ 56-7 win over New Mexico State.

Overstreet, a redshirt freshman, led the Longhorns with 92 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the victory. He overshadowed Texas’ better-known backs in the contest, including Malcolm Brown, Johnathan Gray and Joe Bergeron.

Defensively, Daingerfield product Steve Edmond, a junior, finished the contest with six tackles while Carthage product Kendall Thompson added four tackles. Carrington Byndom, a Lufkin senior, had three tackles.

The Longhorns head to Provo, Utah, this weekend to face BYU.

Lumberjacks lose, but players stand out

Former Gilmer star Gus Johnson picked up where he left off in 2012 with a 110-yard effort against Weber State in Stephen F. Austin’s 50-40 season-opening loss in Ogden, Utah, last weekend.

Johnson, a running back, scored a touchdown in the game and also caught four passes for 35 yards.

Brady Attaway, a Whitehouse senior, finished with 450 yards passing, four touchdown passes and three interceptions.

Defensively, Henderson’s Trey Vallier was the leading East Texan for the Lumberjacks, finishing with seven tackles. Daingerfield’s Donald Bryant intercepted a pass.

SFA travels to Texas Tech today.

Other standouts

Houston sophomore Tomme Mark, a Lufkin product, had an interception during the Cougars’ 62-13 win over Southern. Cougar junior Bryce Redman, a Longview product, started on the offensive line. ... Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning, a senior from Mabank, had a rough season debut against Oklahoma, going 20-of-39 passing for 128 yards and an interception. … Missouri’s Braylon Webb, a Gilmer product, picked off a pass and had four tackles in the Tigers’ 58-14 win over Murray State. The Tigers host Toledo this weekend. … Kilgore product and junior placekicker Ryan Bustin of Texas Tech finished with 11 points (five extra points, two field goals) in the Red Raiders’ win over SMU. In the same game, sophomore Pete Robertson, a former Longview Lobo, led the Red Raiders with eight tackles. He also had 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack. … Bullard product Charlie Moore, a senior at Oklahoma State, had four catches for 18 yards in the Cowboys’ season-opening victory.

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