Scores

Final

TCU 45

(7-5, 4-4 Big 12)

San Diego State 33

(4-7, 3-4 MW)

8:00 PM ET, November 24, 2007

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

1 2 3 4 T
TCU 0 21 21 345
SDSU 10 14 3 633

Top Performers

Passing: K. O'Connell (SDSU) - 366 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Turner (TCU) - 33 CAR, 226 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: C. Schilens (SDSU) - 6 REC, 174 YDS, 1 TD

TCU 45, San Diego St. 33

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Joseph Turner ran for a career-high 226 yards and four touchdowns to lead TCU to a 45-33 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

Turner helped the Horned Frogs (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) overcome San Diego State's 17-0 first quarter lead. He scored his first touchdown on a 5-yard run late in the second quarter to give TCU its first lead of the game at 21-17.

Turner then added TD runs of 9, 14 and 41 yards in the third quarter as the Horned Frogs took a 42-27 lead.

TCU's offense ran up 694 yards in total offense on 111 plays and made 39 first downs, the most ever allowed by San Diego State. The Horned Frogs also held the ball for 39 minutes, 19 seconds compared to only 20:41 for the Aztecs.

Andy Dalton, who scored on a 14-yard run, completed 23 of 39 passes for 298 yards for TCU.

San Diego State (4-7, 3-4) was coming off a 55-23 loss at Air Force last week where the Aztecs allowed 670 total yards in offense.

The Aztecs, who gained 441 yards in total offense, took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, 14 of those points coming after TCU turnovers.

Kevin O'Connell threw a 97-yard touchdown pass to Chaz Schilens after Dalton's fumbled snap at the 1-yard line. It was the longest pass play in San Diego State history and the longest play ever allowed by TCU. Following another turnover, Davon Brown scored on a 3-yard run for a 17-0 lead at the 5:43 mark.

O'Connell, who had a 12-yard touchdown run late in the game, also threw a 6-yard TD pass to Brett Swain with 34 seconds left to take a 24-21 halftime lead. O'Connell completed 26 of 51 passes for 366 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TCU
SDSU
1st Downs3915
Total Yards694441
Passing318366
Rushing37675
Penalties0-04-29
3rd Down Conversions15-234-17
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers30
Possession40:1419:46

Passing Leaders

TCUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dalton23/392987.600
San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Connell26/513667.220

Rushing Leaders

TCUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner332266.8441
Dalton9606.7115
San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
O'Connell11585.3123
Henderson4102.506

Receiving Leaders

TCURECYDSAVGTDLG
Massey69015.0048
Bryant77911.3018
San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Schilens617429.0197
Swain59018.0145

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTCUSDSU
FG09:07Garrett Palmer 44 Yd 03
TD06:26Chaz Schilens 97 Yd Pass From Kevin O'Connell (Garrett Palmer Kick) 010
TD05:43Davon Brown 3 Yd Run (Garrett Palmer Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERTCUSDSU
TD13:20Ryan Christian 2 Yd Run (Chris Manfredini Kick) 717
TD07:09Andy Dalton 14 Yd Run (Chris Manfredini Kick) 1417
TD02:19Joseph Turner 5 Yd Run (Chris Manfredini Kick) 2117
TD00:34Brett Swain 6 Yd Pass From Kevin O'Connell (Garrett Palmer Kick) 2124
THIRD QUARTERTCUSDSU
TD10:00Joseph Turner 9 Yd Run (Chris Manfredini Kick) 2824
TD05:35Joseph Turner 14 Yd Run (Chris Manfredini Kick) 3524
FG03:26Garrett Palmer 35 Yd 3527
TD02:50Joseph Turner 41 Yd Run (Chris Manfredini Kick) 4227
FOURTH QUARTERTCUSDSU
FG10:31Chris Manfredini 33 Yd 4527
TD01:37Kevin O'Connell 12 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4533