Scores

Final

TCU 48

(4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

SMU 7

(1-3, 0-1 American)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TCU 14 6 14 1448
SMU 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: B. Mitchell (SMU) - 218 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Jackson (TCU) - 7 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Loftin (SMU) - 5 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

TCU 48, SMU 7

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Joseph Turner ran for 67 yards and a pair of 4-yard touchdowns as TCU defeated SMU 48-7 on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (4-0) outgained SMU 498-210 in total yards. The Mustangs (1-3) have allowed all four of their opponents to score more than 35 points.

TCU converted two turnovers into touchdowns less than six minutes into the game. Safety Steven Coleman recovered a fumble at the SMU 39-yard line on the second play of the game. Five plays later, Turner scored on a 4-yard run.

TCU extended its lead to 14-0 after defensive end Jerry Hughes intercepted a screen pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown with 9:15 left in the quarter.

Turner scored on another 4-yard run on the Horned Frogs? first possession of the second half. Later in the third quarter, following an interception by nose tackle Cody Moore, quarterback Andy Dalton scored on a 5-yard run to give TCU a 34-0 lead.

Dalton was 16-of-25 for 210 yards before sitting out the final quarter. Backup quarterback Marcus Jackson led all rushers with 115 yards on seven attempts, including a 79-yard touchdown run late in the fourth.

SMU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell completed 20-of-36 passes for 218 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown. Mustangs receiver Emmanuel Sanders led all receivers with six receptions and 62 yards.

The Horned Frogs retain the "Iron Skillet" given to the winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth rivalry. The Horned Frogs has not trailed this season and are off their its best start since 2003, when they started the season 10-0. They face a tougher matchup next week when they go on the road to play No. 2 Oklahoma.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TCU
SMU
1st Downs2310
Total Yards498210
Passing227218
Rushing271-8
Penalties9-445-47
3rd Down Conversions13-184-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers03
Possession36:2223:38

Passing Leaders

TCUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dalton16/252108.400
Southern MethodistC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell20/362186.112

Rushing Leaders

TCUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson711516.4179
Turner19673.528
Southern MethodistCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler252.503
Martin300.004

Receiving Leaders

TCURECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown46015.0029
Young45313.3022
Southern MethodistRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson47017.5050
Sanders66210.3019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTCUSMU
TD12:21Joseph Turner 4 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 70
TD09:15Jerry Hughes 24 Yd Interception Return (Ross Evans Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTCUSMU
FG06:04Ross Evans 19 Yd 170
FG00:19Ross Evans 23 Yd 200
THIRD QUARTERTCUSMU
TD10:37Joseph Turner 4 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 270
TD07:06Andy Dalton 5 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 340
TD05:25Cole Loftin 4 Yd Pass From Bo Levi Mitchell (Thomas Morstead Kick) 347
FOURTH QUARTERTCUSMU
TD09:33Evan Frosch 1 Yd Pass From Marcus Jackson (Ross Evans Kick) 417
TD04:00Marcus Jackson 79 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 487