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Green runs for 2 scores, Echols-Luper's big return sends No. 5 Horned Frogs past Kansas 34-30

  • TCU running back Aaron Green (22) gets away from Kansas linebacker Michael Reynolds (55) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    TCU running back Aaron Green (22) gets away from Kansas linebacker Michael Reynolds (55) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas offensive lineman Junior Visinia (75) blocks TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter (96) in front of Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas offensive lineman Junior Visinia (75) blocks TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter (96) in front of Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • TCU head coach Gary Patterson, right, and quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) stand on the side line during a play review in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    TCU head coach Gary Patterson, right, and quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) stand on the side line during a play review in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

Aaron Green ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Echols-Luper returned a punt 69 yards for another score and No. 5 TCU turned back a spirited upset bid from Kansas in a 34-30 win Saturday that kept the Horned Frogs in playoff contention.

Trevone Boykin added 330 yards passing and a touchdown for TCU (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 4 CFP), which trailed 27-17 midway through the third quarter before a big finishing kick.

Chris Hackett's interception with 3:26 left in the game sealed the victory.

Michael Cummings had 332 yards and two touchdowns passing for the Jayhawks (3-7, 1-6), who were trying for their first regular-season win over a top-five team since beating Colorado in 1995.