TCU Win Streak Snapped by Cyclones
Oct. 6, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Iowa State won 37-23 at No. 15 TCU on Saturday to end the Horned Frogs' FBS-best 12-game winning streak.
The Frogs had won a nation-best 25 conference games in a row, the first 24 while winning the Mountain West championship each of the last three seasons. They won their Big 12 debut at Kansas three weeks ago, and hadn't lost a conference game since Nov. 6, 2008 at Utah.
"You can't give up big plays on defense and you can't turn the ball over on offense," TCU coach Gary Patterson said. "Real simple."
Brandon Carter had 94 yards receiving, while Skye Dawson picked up 163 yards on five kickoff returns in addition to 57 through the air. Dual-threat redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin started at quarterback and threw for 270 yards. Kicker Jaden Oberkrom had field goals of 38, 50 and 39 yards for TCU.
It's going to be a long journey. It's not just going to be one year," said Patterson, who has already played 15 true freshmen.