TCU Football: Winners and Losers from Horned Frogs' Win vs. San Diego
The win over San Diego State marks the Horned Frogs' 19th consecutive conference win, setting a Mountain West record that was formerly shared with BYU. This was notably the Horned Frogs' 15th win in the last 17 away games.
TCU started the game off with a 20-0 lead, staved off a 14-point SDSU run and finished with a final score of 27-14.
The young team took advantage of four San Diego turnovers and focused while on the road to bounce back from an overtime loss to SMU last weekend.
TCU's players may have set plenty of individual records on Saturday, but each went towards a culminating team defeat. Here's who made it happen for the Frogs.
Winner: Casey Pachall
The Horned Frog quarterback completed 14-of-22 passes for 212 yards in the victory. Pachell's two throwing touchdowns came in the first half, creating an early cushion.
Winner: Antoine Hicks
Pachall connected with wide receiver Antoine Hicks for a 39-yard touchdown reception,TCU's longest scoring drive of the season. Hicks had a career-high seven receptions for 103 yards, his most since the 2009 New Mexico win.
Winners: Johnny Fobbs, Kris Gardner, Jason Verrett
TCU entered the game with only two interceptions on the season. Fobbs, Gardner, and Verrett each had one, the first career interceptions for all three men. The three picks are the most for TCU since they tallied four against New Mexico in 2009.
Winner: Elisha Olabode
Olabode recovered a late fumble in the TCU end zone, preventing a potential San Diego touchdown. The sophomore safety's recovery was the first of his career.
"That's a big deal, when you're down there on the one and they don't get any points. Then, we come back down the length of the field and score, so it's a big turnaround," said coach Gary Patterson for www.gofrogs.com.
The late scoring threat for the Aztecs turned to a TCU touchdown when San Diego was within seven.
Winner: Ed Wesley
The tailback rushed for 146 yards on 24 carries. It was his first 100-plus yard rushing game of the season.
Losers: San Diego State Aztecs
Although San Diego was able to come within a touchdown of tying up the game, their four turnovers were too many to capture a win with. The loss makes the Aztecs 0-7 all time against TCU, which means they've let TCU beat them at their own stadium, Qualcomm, in all four home showdowns.