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TCU Improves to 3-0 with Win vs. Virginia

Updated: Saturday, September 22 2012, 09:35 PM CDT

Brandon Carter reached
into the air with his right arm fully extended to make a one-handed
catch that resulted in a long touchdown and No. 17 TCU was ahead to

Horned Frogs linebacker Kenny Cain was equally impressive catching the ball.

had two interceptions, returning one 40 yards to set up a field goal,
and recovered a fumble after the first of Carter's two one-handed grabs.
The Horned Frogs stretched their FBS-best winning streak to 11 in a row
with 27-7 win over Virginia on Saturday.

never had a pick when I returned it. In high school I had two picks and I
caught them and fell," said Cain, also a running back in high school.
"Once I got the ball I realized my running back days were over."

Casey Pachall threw for 305 yards with three touchdowns and his first interception of the season for the Horned Frogs (3-0).

got a lot of help from Carter on the score that capped TCU's opening
94-yard drive after a punt that Virginia's Anthony Harris slapped back
from the goal-line to prevent a touchback.

was behind safety Brandon Phelps near midfield when he snared the pass
with one hand, and then sprinted untouched to the end zone.

thought I put it a little high, but they have 6-7, 6-6 and 6-5 linemen
who jump whenever you throw the ball," Pachall said. "I thought I got it
over his head, but he made a great play. It's not that I expect it, but
when it happens, it doesn't wow me because I've seen him do it numerous
times, especially in practice."

Josh Boyce
had his TCU-record 18th career touchdown catch. Freshman Jaden Oberkrom
had field goals of 46 and 47 yards, the longer kick coming after Cain's
long return.

Cain is the first TCU linebacker
with two interceptions in a game since Chad Bayer on Nov. 20, 1999, the
same day LaDainian Tomlinson set an NCAA record with 406 yards rushing
for the Frogs against UTEP.

The Frogs hadn't
allowed a touchdown this season until Virginia (2-2) finally scored with
4 1/2 minutes left, when backup quarterback Phillip Sims threw a 5-yard
TD to E.J. Scott to make it 20-7.

though the score is indicative of the way they played, believe it or
not, there are some positive things that occurred for us against a
top-20 team," Virginia coach Mike London said.

had five catches for 128 yards, his second consecutive 100-yard
receiving game. Pachall, the nation's most efficient passer, completed
21 of 32 passes and is the first TCU quarterback since Casey Printers in
2001 with consecutive 300-yard passing games.

in the first half, Carter reached up with his right hand for another
big play, turning a short pass into a 43-yard gain to the Virginia 3.

usually don't try to catch it with one hand," Carter said. " The second
one, I thought I was going to catch with both hands, but then my right
hand just went out there and I caught it ... It's an instinct."

Frogs failed to convert that one when Pachall tried to force a ball to
Boyce that was intercepted by Maurice Canady, the first turnover
Virginia forced this season.

Matthew Tucker,
now the primary running back for TCU, ran 15 times for 52 yards. Leading
rusher Waymon James is out for the season after a left knee injury,
which he sustained in last week's 20-6 win at Kansas.

TD catch put the Frogs up 14-0 in the second quarter. The play ended
with Pachall emphatic fist-pumping and Boyce cradling the record-setting
football to the sideline.

That seven-play
drive was set up by Cain's fumble recovery at the Virginia 42. Kevin
Parks, who had 84 yards on 12 carries, lost the ball after being hit by
Elisha Olabode.

Cain's first interception came
later in the second quarter on a ball that deflected off the intended
receiver. In the second half on the pick he returned, Cain reached out
and grabbed Michael Rocco's pass that was thrown behind a receiver.

had two turnovers a week after four fumbles at Kansas in its first Big
12 league game. For the second game in a row, the Frogs had a fumble
roll through the end zone to wipe away a likely score.

Dawson had a 27-yard catch in the fourth quarter and was at the 2 when
linebacker Daquan Romero hit him from behind, knocking loose the ball
and through the end zone.

Darius Jennings had a
long pass bounce off his facemask in the first half, and then late in
the third quarter appeared to have a catch near the goal-line before a
jarring hit by Chris Hackett knocked the ball loose for an incompletion.

But there were also the four turnovers.

drove the ball, had a lot of opportunities," said Rocco, who finished
13-of-28 for 126 yards. "But we kind of stubbed our toe on our own

TCU Improves to 3-0 with Win vs. Virginia

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Scores & Schedules

April 20, 2014 07:08 GMT

Updated scores, upcoming schedules


Saturday's Games

Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87

(Nets lead series 1-0)

Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105

(Warriors lead series 1-0)

Atlanta 101, Indiana 93

(Hawks lead series 1-0)

Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86

(Thunder lead series 1-0)

Sunday's Games - Series Openers

Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m.

Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m.

NHL Playoffs

Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT

(Blues lead series 2-0)

Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT

(series tied 1-1)

Colorado 4, Minnesota 2

(Avalanche lead series 2-0)

Sunday's Games

Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon

(Rangers lead series 1-0)

Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m.

(Red Wings lead series 1-0)

Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m.

(Canadiens lead series 2-0)

Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.

(Sharks lead series 1-0)



Saturday's Games

Toronto 5, Cleveland 0

Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2

Boston 4, Baltimore 2

Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4

Oakland 4, Houston 3

Tampa Bay 16, N.Y. Yankees 1

Miami 7, Seattle 0

Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 3

Sunday's Games

Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0) at Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 0-1), 1:40 p.m.

Minnesota (Hughes 0-1) at Kansas City (Ventura 1-0), 2:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Texas (Ross Jr. 1-0), 3:05 p.m.

Houston (Peacock 0-1) at Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0), 4:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 7:05 p.m.


Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Washington 3

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 4

Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 7

Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5

Miami 7, Seattle 0

L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6

Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1

San Diego 3, San Francisco 1

Sunday's Games

Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2), 1:10 p.m.

Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Estrada 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-1), 1:35 p.m.

St. Louis (S.Miller 1-2) at Washington (Strasburg 1-2), 1:35 p.m.

Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-3), 2:20 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 4:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at San Diego (Erlin 1-1), 4:10 p.m.


Saturday's Games

Philadelphia 0, Houston 0, tie

Chicago 1, New England 1, tie

Colorado 0, San Jose 0, tie

Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 2, tie

Columbus 1, D.C. United 1, tie

FC Dallas 2, Toronto FC 1

Sporting Kansas City 4, Montreal 0

Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.


No games scheduled

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