Monday, September 3, 2007

TCU 27, Baylor 0

In the 1100th football game TCU has ever played, the Frogs engineered a shutout of their oldest rival, evening the all-time series with the Baylor Bears at 49 wins each (with 7 ties). Red-shirt freshman Andy Dalton commanded the offense with remarkable poise, throwing 18 completions in 30 attempts (60%) for 205 yards. He worked behind a strong performance from the offensive line, and in tandem with his senior receivers. Marcus Brock caught five passes, and four other receivers had two catches, including a twisting, diving touchdown catch by senior Irvin Dickerson.

The Frog defense returned to usual form by about halftime. Baylor moved the ball with some success at first- amassing 204 yards by halftime. The Frogs upped their intensity in the second half, though, holding the Bears to only 78 yards in the third and fourth quarters. The Frogs intercepted Baylor four times.
Tommy Blake did not play, but has returned to practice and is expected to start against Texas on Saturday. Aaron Brown and Sir Demarcus Bledsoe sustained injuries; Brown will likely return to play in a week or two; Bledsoe may be out longer.

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