With an undefeated season and many accolades under its belt, TCU is going to dominate the first conference game against Colorado State at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo.
Last week, senior quarterback Andy Dalton threw two interceptions against SMU, which gave the Mustangs a 17-14 lead early in the third quarter. Coming off a game that shouldn’t have been that close, Dalton should redeem himself in Colorado. After an injury sidelined him for his first appearance at Fort Collins in 2008, Dalton will have his first career start at Hughes Stadium.
Senior wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has 17 receptions and three touchdowns this season and is sure to be a key factor this Saturday. Kerley had an 83-yard kickoff return against the Mustangs last week, which led to an 11-yard Bart Johnson touchdown reception that gave the Frogs the lead for good.
Even though running back Ed Wesley is out for this week’s game due to a concussion sustained last week, the Frogs will have no problem picking up the slack against the Rams defense.
The TCU defense, which has only allowed an average of 257.2 yards per game this season, will have no problem keeping the Rams out of the end zone. Junior linebacker Tank Carder had eight tackles against SMU to complement his career total of 120. With Carder keeping the running game out of whack, the defense is sure to keep Colorado State on lock this weekend.
Tyler Christensen is a freshman broadcast journalism major from Crawford.