NCAA Game Summary - TCU at BYU|
(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: (10) TCU 38, (16) BYU 7
Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton threw for 241 yards and three
touchdowns, and 10th-ranked TCU routed the 16th-ranked BYU Cougars, 38-7, at
LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Dalton completed 13-of-24 throws for TCU (7-0, 3-0 MWC), which has won nine
straight games dating back to last season and is now tied with Utah atop the
West Division in the MWC standings.
Antoine Hicks had two catches for 85 yards and a touchdown, while Matthew
Tucker and Joseph Turner each recorded a rushing score in the win. This marked
the second straight rout for TCU over BYU, as the Horned Frogs also won last
year's contest, 32-7.
"I don't think anyone would have predicted this, and that's why I told the
players to enjoy the moment," said TCU head coach Gary Patterson. "I've told
the team it's just as hard to handle success as it is to handle
disappointment. In some cases I think success is probably harder to handle
than disappointment because when we get back everyone is going to tell them
what they did. We have a lot of work to do."
Max Hall threw for 162 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-28 passing and also had
an interception for BYU (6-2, 3-1), which had won four straight since losing
to Florida State. Harvey Unga added 124 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored
the team's lone touchdown.
"I thought we had a great week of practice and prepared very well," said BYU
defensive back Andrew Rich. "We just didn't execute."
Dennis Pitta added 62 yards on four receptions in the loss.
TCU built up a big lead in the first half.
On the Horned Frogs' second possession, Dalton led the team 80 yards down the
field in nine plays, using completions of 25 and 19 yards. Turner capped the
drive on a four-yard touchdown run with 6:16 left in the opening quarter.
BYU then went three-and-out, and Jeremy Kerley threw a 44-yard pass to Bart
Johnson on the first play of the ensuing TCU drive to the Cougars' 40. Three
plays later, Dalton's 28-yard touchdown pass to Ed Wesley made it 14-0.
The Cougars looked to get on the board early in the second quarter, but Mitch
Payne missed a 45-yard field goal. The Horned Frogs responded with Jimmy
Young's 12-yard touchdown reception to cap an 11-play, 73-yard drive with five
minutes before halftime for a 21-point lead.
BYU finally got on the board about three minutes later, as Hall completed a
three-yard scoring pass to Unga to finish a nine-play drive.
TCU added to its lead early in the third quarter on Ross Evans' 28-yard field
goal, making it 24-7 just over five minutes into the second half.
The Horned Frogs turned the game into a rout, building a commanding 31-7
advantage on the heels of Hicks' 75-yard touchdown grab with six minutes left
in the third.
Tucker's seven-yard touchdown run for TCU three minutes into the fourth capped
BYU still leads the all-time series, 5-4...Tucker had 42 yards rushing...The
Cougars accumulated 85 yards in penalties, compared to just 45 for the Horned
Frogs...TCU and Utah play each other at TCU on November 14.
10/25 00:55:29 ET