Posted: Oct 2, 2010 5:11 PM by Jordan Mason
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Ed Wesley scored twice, TCU's swarming defense forced two fumbles and the fifth-ranked Frogs overcame a lethargic start to beat Colorado State 27-0 on Saturday.
The Frogs (5-0, 1-0 Mountain West) were making their first trip out of the state of Texas this season and struggled early, leading just 6-0 at halftime.
Wesley's two touchdowns in the third quarter helped TCU pull away from the Rams (1-4, 0-1), who came in as heavy underdogs.
The Frogs rotated in a steady stream of fresh tailbacks all game long as they gained a season-high 346 yards on the ground. Matthew Tucker led the way with 87 yards, while Wesley added 78.
Andy Dalton had a solid afternoon, doing as much damage with his feet as his right arm. Dalton finished with 67 yards rushing and threw for another 109, including a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Young early in the fourth quarter.
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