December 28, 2007

TCU wins 20-13

HOUSTON, Texas -- TCU employed its best sieve-I-mean-prevent defense late in the fourth quarter, allowing UH to drive 78 yards before denying the Cougars on three consecutive plays, the last coming as time expired.

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Cougars pull within one score

HOUSTON, Texas -- If UH comes back to win this game, it will be because of Case Keenum's heroic efforts.

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UH misses long field goal

HOUSTON, Texas -- The UH offensive line has struggled somewhat against TCU's very powerful defensive line, as they bear some of the responsibility for Anthony Alridge's lack of success today.

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TCU threatens, settles for field goal

HOUSTON, Texas -- Beginning with a 30-yard completion to Ervin Dickerson, TCU methodically drove down the field against a UH defense that was looking a bit worn out.

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Big third-down conversion helps TCU to touchdown

HOUSTON, Texas -- Facing 3rd-and-12 from the UH 38, the Cougars got pressure to TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, but Dalton slipped one tackle before finding Jimmy Young for a 15-yard completion. Now the third quarter has ended, with TCU now facing 3rd-and-3 at the UH 16.

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TCU ties it up

HOUSTON, Texas -- After a great punt return gave the Horned Frogs excellent field position, TCU mounted a 30-yard drive before Chris Manfredini tied the game at 10-all with a 29-yard field goal.

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Another fourth down dilemma

HOUSTON, Texas -- The situation: TCU has the ball, facing 4th-and-1 at midfield. I don't have to tell you what happens next, do I?

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Halftime news and notes

HOUSTON, Texas -- One thing about college football I doubt I will ever understand: the appeal of wearing one of those God-awful hats the marching bands have.

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More broken play success

HOUSTON, Texas -- This time, Chris Thurmond's gusty fourth-down decision paid off.

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Miscues mar TCU drive

HOUSTON, Texas -- With the momentum in hand after tying the game, TCU squandered some of it on the subsequent drive.

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Workmanlike drive ties game

HOUSTON, Texas -- There wasn't anything spectacular about TCU's scoring drive that tied the game at 7-all, just a bunch of solid plays strung together.

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Broken play...touchdown Cougars

HOUSTON, Texas -- With the first quarter all but over (eight seconds left), UH quarterback Case Keenum showed why he won the starting job despite being just a freshman.

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A stark contrast

HOUSTON, Texas -- The early coaching edge goes to Chris Thurmond, at least in my book.

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As good as advertised

HOUSTON, Texas -- Gary Patterson's TCU teams have a reputation for playing very tough defense, and so far tonight they have lived up to it.

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Thurmond gusty early

HOUSTON, Texas -- The game opened on a good note for UH, with star running back Anthony Alridge returning the opening kickoff 31 yards to the 41.

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Texas Bowl pregame notes

HOUSTON, Texas -- Well, it's a beautiful evening here on the Texas Gulf Coast, not that we're enjoying it at Reliant Stadium.

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Texas Bowl preview

HOUSTON, Texas--To national observers, it looks like a matchup of a perennial mid-major powerhouse and another one on the rise. But Texans versed in the state's college football history and politics and history know no love is lost between two-time conference rivals Texas Christian University and the University of Houston.

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