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TCU Vs. Air Force: Horned Frogs Look To Avoid Consecutive Losses

The Horned Frogs look to avoid consecutive losses to start the 2011 season as they visit Air Force on Saturday.

The 2011 football season hasn't exactly gone as planned so far for TCU, the defending Rose Bowl champs. The now 25th ranked Horned Frogs suffered a 50-48 loss at the hands of Baylor last Friday night, ending their 25 game regular season winning streak, which had been the longest in the FBS. On Saturday afternoon, the TCU Horned Frogs take on the Air Force Falcons as they look to avoid consecutive losses to start the 2011 season.

TCU's BCS teams the past two years had been built with their defense anchoring the team. Last season, TCU averaged giving up a meager 12 points per game, but managed to give up 50 against Baylor. Robert Griffin III torched TCU's defense through the air, though that's highly unlikely to happen again this week since Air Force's offense typically goes through the running game. 

In last week's win over the South Dakota Coyotes, the Falcons compiled 391 rushing yards, led by senior running back Asher Clark, who ran for 97 yards on just 13 attempts. 

Offensively for TCU, Casey Pachall led the offensive attack. The sophomore quarterback was 25-for-39 passing, good for 251 yards and four touchdowns. Pachall threw an interception to effectively end the game, attempting to force a pass into triple coverage that would have put the Horned Frogs in legitimate field goal range last week against Baylor.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CDT from Falcon Stadium.

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