Andy Dalton threw three touchdown
passes before leaving with an elbow injury and No. 4 TCU capped its
second straight undefeated season with a second consecutive
Mountain West championship, beating lowly New Mexico 66-17 on
The next stop for the BCS-busting Horned Frogs could very well
be the Rose Bowl.
TCU (12-0, 8-0 Mountain West) has been jockeying with Boise
State for a possible BCS appearance and got a major boost from
Nevada, which knocked off the previously unbeaten Broncos on Friday
night to clear the Frogs an easier path to Pasadena.
If form holds next week across the college football landscape,
it could be a purple Rose Bowl.
Fullback Luke Shivers scored twice on short runs and reserve
quarterback Casey Pachall passed for one TD and ran for another as
TCU, as expected, dominated New Mexico (1-11, 1-7).