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Saturday, January 1, 2011
Big third quarter extends TCU lead

By Jeff Caplan

PASADENA, Calif. -- A flawlessly executed third quarter in all phases has lifted TCU to a 21-13 lead over Wisconsin heading into the final 15 minutes.

TCU opened the third quarter with a 71-yard touchdown drive to go up by eight. Wisconsin countered with a drive, but Frogs linebacker Tank Carder ended the threat with a crushing sack that leveled Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien.

The Frogs had to punt on their next possession, but the Frogs downed a 38-yard punt at the Wisconsin 3-yard line and the TCU defense, putting on the ultimate bend-but-don't-break performance, forced a three-and-out.

TCU enters the fourth quarter with the ball and a chance to pin the Badgers on the ropes.