TCU's defense embarks on historic run

Stingy Horned Frogs on track to finish first in nation for record third straight season

Updated: November 12, 2010, 1:03 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- One thing Jerry Hughes finds as enjoyable as his days leading the TCU defense is watching it.

The ferocious former Horned Frogs defensive end and first-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in April -- TCU's first first-rounder since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001 -- is cheering yet another dominant defense that is perched at the goal line of history.

Unless the nation's top-ranked defense, which allows just 215.5 total yards a game, runs into a boulder ...

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