NCAA Game Summary - Oregon State vs. TCU|
(Saturday, September 4th)
Final Score: (6) TCU 30, (24) Oregon State 21
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Andy Dalton threw a touchdown and ran two in,
including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, as sixth-ranked TCU downed
No. 24 Oregon State, 30-21.
Dalton went 17-for-27 with 175 yards and two interceptions, and also had 15
carries for 64 yards for the Horned Frogs (1-0), who finished last season 12-0
to capture the Mountain West Conference title, but lost to Boise State in the
Saturday's win was the 30th of Dalton's collegiate career, moving him into
first all-time at the school, surpassing legend Sammy Baugh.
"We've set ourselves up to have some national goals," Dalton said. "People are
starting to portray us as one of the national teams that are pretty good. We
have a lot of expectations for ourselves."
Ed Wesley finished the game with 17 carries for 134 yards and a score while
Jeremy Kerley caught a touchdown as part of a six-reception, 49-yard effort
Ryan Katz went 9-for-25 for 159 yards and two scores for the Beavers (0-1),
who posted an 8-5 mark last season, but ended the campaign on a down note
after a 44-20 loss to BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. Jacquizz Rodgers had 18
carries for 75 yards and a score while James Rodgers and Jordan Bishop each
caught a touchdown pass.
"It would be crazy if we weren't frustrated with the way that game went,"
Oregon State coach Mike Riley said. "We came down here and fought hard, gave
ourselves an opportunity to be in it in the fourth quarter and didn't quite
finish it. That's about as tough as it gets."
Holding a seven-point lead, TCU started the second half with the ball and
drove into scoring position, but on 3rd-and-1 at the Oregon State 14, Dalton
was picked off by Dwight Roberson.
Facing a 3rd-and-2, Oregon State moved the chains on a 22-yard catch by James
Rodgers that saw a 15-yard personal foul call on TCU move the ball past
midfield. A 15-yard run around the right side by Jacquizz Rodgers set up a
1st-and-goal at the one-yard line and he punched it in on the next play to tie
the contest at 21-21 with 5:33 left in the third.
The Horned Frogs, though, responded on their next touch to retake the lead.
First down carries of 14 and 10 yards by Wesley got the ball past midfield
and Matthew Tucker setup a 1st-and-goal at the 10 with a four-yard run. Three
plays later, Dalton kept the ball himself on a four-yard score for a 28-21
lead with under a minute to play in the third.
From there it became a game of punts as each team booted the ball twice before
the next score came.
After an Anson Kelton punt for 34 yards was fair caught by James Rodgers,
Oregon State had the ball at its own 18-yard line.
On the first play, Katz was calling and audible and tried to get set back up
in the shotgun, but the ball was snapped before he was ready and it sailed
over his head before he kicked it out of the end zone to give TCU a safety and
the ball back with just over four minutes to play.
From there, TCU ate up the rest of the clock to open the season with the win.
Lance Mitchell helped setup the first score of the game as he picked off
Dalton and returned the ball 21 yards to the TCU 31. Two plays later, Katz
tossed a 30-yard touchdown to James Rodgers to give the Beavers a 7-0 lead a
bit over three minutes in.
Dalton and the Horned Frogs, though, responded with an impressive drive to tie
the game. The nine-play, 84-yard drive was capped when Dalton took the ball
himself six yards into the end zone with 7:19 left in the first.
Oregon State got into scoring position on its next touch, but Justin Kahut's
47-yard field goal attempt went well wide to the left.
TCU was forced to punt on its next possession and the Beavers promptly moved
the ball down the field to take the lead. After a 23-yard catch from Jordan
Poyer on a fake punt moved the ball to the TCU 34, Katz lofted a perfect pass
to an in-stride Bishop, who took it into the end zone for a 14-7 lead just
over three minutes into the second.
The Horned Frogs, though, answered after the kickoff to again tie the game.
The seven-play, 74 yard drive was capped on a one-yard catch by Kerley from
Dalton with 8:39 left in the half.
Later in the second, a poor punt from Johnny Hecker was returned 34 yards by
Kerley to give TCU the ball at the Oregon State 23. Four plays later, Wesley
picked his way into the end zone inside the right guard from eight yards out
to make it a 21-14 lead heading into the break.
This was the first-ever meeting between these schools...TCU totaled 453 yards
on the ground and held the ball for close to 39 minutes...Oregon State
finished the game with 255 yards...Tucker had 20 carries for 74 yards.
09/05 02:26:09 ET