(6) TCU 55

(9-0, 5-0 away)

San Diego State 12

(4-5, 3-2 home)

4:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

1 2 3 4 T
#6TCU 14 17 21 355
SDSU 3 3 6 012

Top Performers

Passing: A. Dalton (TCU) - 239 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Dalton (TCU) - 5 CAR, 44 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Christian (TCU) - 3 REC, 106 YDS, 2 TD

TCU trounces SDSU for 11th straight victory

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- TCU rolled over San Diego State to stay in the perfect position for a stretch run to a BCS bowl.

Fast Facts

• TCU had five rushing TDs by four different running backs.

• The Horned Frogs improved to 9-0 on the season, winning their 11th consecutive game.

• TCU outgained SDSU 551-280.

-- ESPN Stats & Information

Behind Andy Dalton's two touchdown passes and a pair of TD runs, and its top-ranked defense, No. 6 TCU ran its winning streak to 12 games in a 55-12 rout of San Diego State on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (9-0, 5-0 Mountain West) remained in the chase for their first BCS bowl with a dominating performance.

"That's the big thing," Dalton said. "Our ultimate goal is to end the season undefeated. We have a lot of potential but we have to keep going out and playing like this."

Dalton led an offense that scored on five of its first six possessions and gained more than 500 yards for the second straight game. The Horned Frogs were ahead of fellow undefeated Boise State, from the Western Athletic Conference, in last week's BCS standings.

The Horned Frogs jumped in front with touchdowns on five of their first six possessions in the first half. Dalton scored on runs of 13 and 7 yards as TCU held a 31-6 halftime lead. He also hit Ryan Christian on TD passes of 44 and 29 yards.

"Early in the season on the road, we didn't start out fast," TCU coach Gary Patterson said. "One of the things I think we are finally doing, especially on offense, is that we are starting faster. That's what you have to do in the last half of the season. You let people hang around, anything can happen."

San Diego State (4-5, 2-3 MWC) struggled against TCU's top-ranked defense, managing just a 30-yard TD pass from Ryan Lindley to DeMarco Sampson and two field goals by Lane Yoshida.

"That was a long day," Aztecs coach Brady Hoke said. "I haven't been in one of these in a long time. They're a good football team. We got beat in every phase."

TCU's 11-game winning streak is the nation's third-longest behind Florida's 18-game and Texas's 13-game streak. Iowa had won 13 straight before losing to Northwestern earlier Saturday. The top-ranked Gators took on Vanderbilt later Saturday.

The Horned Frogs have outscored their last four opponents, 178-25. TCU, which gained a season-high 578 yards in last week's 41-0 win at UNLV, had 551 against the Aztecs.

"Right now, we are a confident team," Horned Frogs running back Joseph Turner said. "We feel that no matter what play the coaches call, we are going to be successful."

Turner led TCU with 79 yards on nine carries and scored on a 4-yard run. Ed Wesley added a 5-yard TD run and Matthew Tucker scored from 30 yards.

Dalton, who left the game late in the third quarter, finished 14 of 20 for 239 yards. He also rushed for 44 yards on five carries. Christian had three catches for 106 yards.

"We have so many athletes on this team," Dalton said. "It makes it easy to get the ball to different people and let them do their thing."

TCU ran the ball for 312 yards on 53 carries. It was the second straight game the Horned Frogs topped 300 yards rushing, the first time since November 2000, when LaDainian Tomlinson was a senior.

The Horned Frogs' defense, ranked first in the country in total defense, produced four turnovers that led to 13 points. The Aztecs, who had their two-game winning streak snapped, gained just 279 yards.

Lindley completed 16 of 34 passes for 164 yards.


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs2816
Total Yards551279
3rd Down Conversions4-115-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-0

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Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

TD13:08Ed Wesley 5 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 70
TD05:44Andy Dalton 13 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 140
FG03:30Lane Yoshida 45 Yd 143
TD12:13Andy Dalton 7 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 213
FG07:04Lane Yoshida 48 Yd 216
TD05:58Ryan Christian 44 Yd Pass From Andy Dalton (Ross Evans Kick) 286
FG02:56Ross Evans 25 Yd 316
TD13:22Ryan Christian 29 Yd Pass From Andy Dalton (Ross Evans Kick) 386
TD07:42Joseph Turner 4 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 456
TD04:48DeMarco Sampson 30 Yd Pass From Ryan Lindley (Pat Blocked) 4512
TD02:21Matthew Tucker 30 Yd Run (Ross Evans Kick) 5212
FG02:03Ross Evans 48 Yd 5512