Posted: Oct 10, 2009 9:54 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Andy Dalton and No. 10 TCU slid their way through the icy mist, the freezing cold and the Air Force defense Saturday to keep their BCS hopes alive with a dicey 20-17 win over the Falcons.
With temperatures in the teens and a frozen mist and drizzle falling, Dalton threw for 198 yards, receiver Jeremy Kerley had a rushing touchdown and a 52-yard kickoff return and the Horned Frogs (5-0, 1-0 Mountain West) finished with 393 yards, all but 22 of them in the first three quarters.
But TCU had to fight for four quarters for this win, in large thanks to three turnovers, including two after driving inside the Air Force 10.
The third came late in the fourth quarter and led to an 8-yard touchdown run by Connor Dietz to cut the Air Force deficit to three with 57 seconds left. But TCU recovered the onside kick.
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