Cougars Upset No. 15 TCU

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT WORTH -- It was a day of streak-breaking for BYU as the Cougars (3-2, 1-0 MWC) broke TCU's nation's longest winning streak (13) while breaking their own losing streak against ranked opponents (13). BYU upset No. 15 TCU (3-1, 0-1), 31-17 on Thursday.

John Beck, who played injured, came up huge for BYU completing 23-of-37 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. The Cougars did not turn the ball over on the day.

BYU got off to an early lead for the fourth consecutive game. After the Cougars went three-and-out on their initial possession, the defense held TCU without any points. BYU then engineered a 15-play, 76-yard drive that resulted in a Jared McLaughlin 21-yard field goal to put the Cougars ahead, 3-0.

The scored remained 3-0 through the remainder of the first quarter. In the second, TCU marched down the field and got inside the Cougars' 20. David Nixon got free around the end and plastered TCU's quarterback Jeff Ballard, who fumbled the ball. Russell Tialavea jumped on the ball for the Cougars.

BYU capitalized on the Ballard fumble, going 82 yards for another score. This time, the Cougars got into the end zone on an eight-yard Manase Tonga run. BYU came up with a big conversion on fourth-and-one when John Beck hooked up with Matt Allen for a 16-yard gain.

The defenses held serve for the remainder of the first half. Before the break the Horned Frogs got the ball at midfield with just over one minute remaining. Ballard completed a long pass over the middle to set up a Chris Manfredini 36-yard field goal with four seconds remaining to cut the lead to 10-3.

After holding TCU on its initial drive, the Cougars offense wasted little time extending their lead. BYU marched 67 yards on nine plays to score another touchdown. The majority of the yards came on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Beck to Michael Reed. The play came on a third-and-nine.

The Horned Frogs answered with a 10-play, 80-yard drive of their own to cut the Cougars lead to 17-10. The drive was aided by to BYU penalties that gave TCU 20 free yards. The touchdown play was a two-yard Ballard completion to Brent Hecht.

Beck led BYU back on another scoring drive. The drive covered 68 yards on six plays and was capped by a 26-yard Beck touchdown pass to Matt Allen. The big play on the drive was a 20-yard completion to Jonny Harline down the seam on third-and-eight.

The Cougars weren't done yet. BYU's defense held strong, forcing a TCU punt. Beck led BYU on its ensuing drive down the field and hooked up with Harline on a pretty touchdown connection to take a commanding 31-10 lead in the fourth quarter.

BYU returns home next Saturday to take on San Diego State at LaVell Edwards Stadium at noon.

Box Score (Final)

 

Brigham Young vs #15 TCU (Sep 28, 2006 at Fort Worth, Texas)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

----------------- -- -- -- -- -----

Brigham Young....... 3 7 7 14 - 31 Record: (3-2,1-0)

No. 15 TCU.......... 0 3 7 7 - 17 Record: (3-1,0-1)

Scoring Summary:

1st 03:40 BYU - MCLAUGHLIN 21 yd field goal, 15-76 7:11

2nd 10:03 BYU - TONGA 8 yd run (MCLAUGHLIN kick), 11-82 4:48

00:04 TCU - MANFREDINI 36 yd field goal, 5-30 0:27

3rd 10:26 BYU - REED 40 yd pass from BECK (MCLAUGHLIN kick), 9-67 3:07

06:04 TCU - HECHT 2 yd pass from BALLARD (MANFREDINI kick), 11-80 4:22

4th 12:33 BYU - ALLEN 26 yd pass from BECK (MCLAUGHLIN kick), 6-68 2:11

07:27 BYU - HARLINE 4 yd pass from BECK (MCLAUGHLIN kick), 8-59 2:53

01:55 TCU - BROWN 7 yd run (MANFREDINI kick), 13-83 2:19

BYU TCU

FIRST DOWNS................... 20 29

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 34-72 32-141

PASSING YDS (NET)............. 321 296

Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 37-23-0 50-26-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 71-393 82-437

Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards............ 3-14 2-21

Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 3-50 4-86

Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-20 0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)............ 6-42.5 5-37.6

Fumbles-Lost.................. 3-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards............... 6-57 8-43

Possession Time............... 31:36 28:24

Third-Down Conversions........ 9 of 17 8 of 17

Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 1 0 of 0

Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 3-3 3-4

Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 1-6 2-11

RUSHING: Brigham Young-BROWN, Curtis 16-56; VAKAPUNA, Fui 11-24; TONGA, Manase

4-6; BECK, John 3-minus 14. TCU-BALLARD, Jeff 12-63; BROWN, Aaron 10-49; HOBBS,

Lonta 5-21; JAMES, Detrick 4-20; SCHLUETER, Blak 1-minus 12.

PASSING: Brigham Young-BECK, John 23-37-0-321. TCU-BALLARD, Jeff 26-49-1-296;

TEAM 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING: Brigham Young-BROWN, Curtis 5-58; REED, Michael 4-69; COATS, Daniel

3-39; JACOBSON, McKay 3-37; HARLINE, Jonny 3-34; COLLIE, Zac 2-44; ALLEN, Matt

2-42; VAKAPUNA, Fui 1-minus 2. TCU-MASSEY, Donald 8-85; HARMON, Quentil 5-62;

BROWN, Aaron 4-38; DICKERSON, Ervi 3-23; BRYANT, Walter 2-37; MOORE, Derek 1-22;

DePRIEST, Micha 1-16; HOBBS, Lonta 1-11; HECHT, Brent 1-2.

INTERCEPTIONS: Brigham Young-JENSEN, Cameron 1-20. TCU-None.

FUMBLES: Brigham Young-VAKAPUNA, Fui 2-0; BECK, John 1-0. TCU-BALLARD, Jeff 1-1;

SCHLUETER, Blak 1-0.

Stadium: Amon Carter Attendance: 32190

Kickoff time: 5:06 PM End of Game: 8:14 PM Total elapsed time: 3:08

Officials: Referee: Scott Novak; Umpire: Al Cory; Linesman: Patrick Turner;

Line judge: Steve Hoslett; Back judge: Robert Wucetich; Field judge: Randy Smith;

Side judge: Bill Agopian; Scorer: Bob Rupe;

Temperature: 77 Wind: NNE-12 Weather: Clear Skies

Brigham Young vs #15 TCU (Sep 28, 2006 at Fort Worth, Texas)

SACKS (UA-A): Brigham Young-NIXON, David 1-0. TCU-HAWTHORNE, Dav 1-0; BLAKE,

Tommy 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): Brigham Young-JENSEN, Cameron 10-3; NIXON, David 7-0; GOOCH,

Quinn 4-3; CRIDDLE, Ben 6-0; WAGNER, Aaron 4-1; GABRIEL, Dustin 3-2; ROBINSON,

Justi 4-0; KEHL, Bryan 2-2; JORGENSEN, Jan 2-1; BATES, Dan 2-0; ANDERTON, Judd

2-0; HOOKS, Terrance 1-0; POPPINGA, Kelly 1-0; TIALAVEA, Russe 1-0; BOWER, Jacob

1-0; COLLIE, Zac 1-0; STACEY, Andrew 1-0; COATS, Daniel 1-0; TONGA, Matangi 0-1;

PAONGO, Hala 0-1. TCU-WHITE, Marvin 7-2; BLAKE, Tommy 6-3; HENSON, Robert 8-0;

BUCHANAN, Eric 4-1; HAWTHORNE, Dav 4-1; PRIEST, Rafael 4-0; ROACH, David 4-0;

PHILLIPS, Jason 2-2; SANDERS, Nick 2-1; WASHINGTON, Dar 2-0; PANFIL, Matt 1-0;

BONNER, Brian 1-0; STEWART, Torrey 1-0; REAGAN, Shae 1-0; SALVAGE, Mike 1-0;

ORTIZ, Chase 1-0; NEWBY, Jamison 1-0; JONES, Lorenzo 1-0; SCHLUETER, Blak 1-0;

COLEMAN, Steven 1-0.

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