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TCU Throttles Air Force 38-7

Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) – Ed Wesley carried the ball 28 times for 209 yards and two scores, as the fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs kept their perfect record intact with a 38-7 victory over the Air Force Falcons in Mountain West Conference play at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Andy Dalton completed 11-of-20 passes for 185 yards, a touchdown, and an interception for the Horned Frogs (8-0, 4-0 MWC), who have won 21 straight regular-season games dating back to the 2008 season. Dalton also carried the ball seven times for 93 yards and a score.

Tim Jefferson connected on 3-of-7 passes for 47 yards for the Falcons (5-3, 3-2), who have lost two in a row since a three-game winning streak. Jefferson also carried the ball nine times for 39 yards and a score.

TCU opened the game with a seven-play, 71-yard drive that Dalton capped with a five-yard rushing TD. The Falcons fought right back with a 10-play, 89-yard march that Jefferson ended with a 16-yard rushing touchdown for a 7-7 game.

Ross Evans’ 30-yard field goal put the Horned Frogs ahead by three, 10-7, with 6:03 remaining until half. On the next TCU possession, Jeremy Kerley capped a nine-play, 89-yard drive with an eight-yard TD catch for a 17-7 lead at the break.

The Horned Frogs put the game away with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter. Wesley’s eight-yard rushing TD with 6:33 to go made it a 24-7 game. Matthew Tucker’s six-yard rushing touchdown at the end of the period gave TCU a 31-7 advantage.

Wesley’s 13-yard touchdown run with 6:22 left in the fourth capped the scoring.

Game Notes

TCU leads the all-time series by a count of 7-2-1…The Horned Frogs had 562 yards of total offense, compared to 231 for the Falcons…Kyle Halderman carried the ball four times for 53 yards for Air Force…Tucker carried the ball 12 times for 63 yards.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.