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Saturday, September 4, 2010
Can Beavers win without a running game?

By Ted Miller

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jacquizz Rodgers has 23 yards on eight carries, 15 of which came on one play.

There's a reason for that: TCU, every season, has a great rushing defense.

But coach Mike Riley insisted his offense must be balanced. It can't keep Ryan Katz back there in the shotgun and become a 50-pass team.

Or can it?

As poised as Katz looks at present, he's not experienced. If he throws it a whole bunch, and TCU knows he's going to throw it a whole bunch, then he's liable to make a mistake. Or mistakes.

In other words: Riley is going to keep sending Rodgers into the line, hoping to keep the defense honest. And hoping he breaks a couple.