For five and a half minutes, Frog fans (46,694 of ‘em) wondered if the occasional ghastly prediction of a post-Utah letdown wasn’t so far-fetched after all. At the 9:16 mark, TCU had managed -13 yards of offense, and were already 14 points behind the surging Aztecs. But the tide already had turned, however imperceptibly.
Between SDSU’s first drive and TCU’s fumble in the endzone for a second SDSU touchdown, the Frogs had held the Aztecs to three-and-out. The Frogs held SDSU to three-and-out in the next six SDSU drives as well. The Aztecs did not get their second first down until two minutes remained in the fourth quarter; by then, the Frogs had scored 37 points. SDSU capitalized when TCU let off the gas a little, throwing two 30+ yard touchdowns to Vincent Brown in the fourth quarter. But it was too little, too late. (more…)