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Analysis: TCU Using Passing Game To Take Halftime Lead

The TCU Horned Frogs knew they had to come to Boise and score points if they wanted a shot at beating the undefeated Broncos. So far, at least through the air, they’ve done their job. They currently lead the Broncos 20-14 at the half. Using four wide receiver sets, the Horned Frogs have torn apart the Boise State secondary, taking advantage of the aggressive Broncos corners. TCU QB Casey Pachall has thrown for 286 yards on only 18 attempts, and for three touchdowns, the shortest of which was 69 yards.

The TCU defense has also put pressure on Boise QB Kellen Moore, sacking the Heisman candidate twice, and forcing him to hurry what should have been easy completions.

For TCU to pull off the upset, they’ll need to continue to be successful through the air, as Boise has been deadset on stopping the run. The Frogs have rushed for only 13 yards on 12 carries. Pachall will need to pick up where he left off, and will also need some timely stops from his defense.

Overall, TCU fans have to happy with the performance from their team so far.

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