TCU going into the game lead the nation in run defense allowing just over 20 yards a game. On CSU's first drive you would have never known it. The Rams scored a touchdown off of 9-plays for a total of 78 yards including 45 yards on the ground.
The Frogs were quick to answer on the scoreboard. Marcus Jackson, starting his second game in place of the injured Andy Dalton, led TCU 76 yards down the field capped off by a 6 yard Aaron Brown touchdown run. The Ross Evans extra point was blocked, and TCU found themselves down 7-6.
From there on out, Colorado State could not move the ball. Starting on their second possession to the end of the game, TCU only allowed a total of 121 yards.
Midway through the 2nd quarter, TCU would find the end zone again, this time off a 3 yard run by Joseph Turner. The extra point would be good and TCU would lead at halftime 13-7.
TCU quarterback Marcus Jackson threw for 166 yards, adding 54 off of the ground. It is unknown how serious Andy Dalton's injury is at this time. Jackson at times struggled with the cold and rainy conditions losing the snap five times. At game time it was 39 degrees.
TCU is now 6-1 and 3-0 in the Mountain West Conference. With the win today, the Frogs could jump back into the Top 25. Perfect timing with a game against MWC favorite BYU on Thursday night. BYU is currently the 9th ranked team in the nation.
BigPurpleNation.com will have more on the CSU game later tonight. Also we will start the TCU/BYU hype tomorrow. Stay tuned for more information.