FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jeff Ballard threw for a school-record tying five touchdowns and ran for another score as TCU beat San Diego State 52-0 Saturday for its fifth straight win.
Ballard was 20-of-23 passing for 288 yards as TCU (8-2, 4-2 Mountain West) posted its most lopsided win since defeating SMU 62-7 in 2000.
The Horned Frogs were forced to punt on their first possession, but scored points on their next eight drives.
San Diego State (2-8, 2-4) couldn't mount much against the TCU defense.
The Aztecs only had 87 yards of offense and turned the ball over twice. They also had a punt blocked in the first half.
San Diego State had two first downs on its opening drive and only one -- which was by penalty -- the next seven times it touched the ball.
And while the Aztecs were misfiring offensively, Ballard was having one of the best games of his career.
Ballard completed 14 straight passes before missing late in the first half. On the next play, Ballard found Quentily Harmon for 30 yards. That set up Ballard's 4-yard touchdown run which put the Horned Frogs ahead 38-0 at halftime.