Posted by KilgoreTroutIII
Don’t let the score fool you. At 30-14, TCU’s victory over Virginia wasn’t that close. It was only in the last four minutes, with the TCU first team defense retired for the day, that UVA scored twice. The first teamers held UVA to 73 yards total offense and gave up only four first downs in the first three quarters. The Cavaliers never had a play in the red zone.
The TCU offense was methodical and balanced in grinding out 203 yards rushing to go with Andy Dalton’s passing, 15-of-21 for 177 yards and one touchdown. Dalton’s 15 completions were spread among nine receivers. Nine players had carries, with three RB’s having 10 carries each. Matching their nation-leading time of possession from last year, the Frogs controlled the ball for 35 minutes.