No. 25 Horned Frogs rebound, thwart Air Force

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The 25th-ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs brushed off their Baylor blues and routed Air Force 35-19 Saturday for their 18th straight win in the Mountain West Conference.

The Horned Frogs (1-1, 1-0 MWC) were efficient in bouncing back from their stunning 50-48 loss at Baylor a week earlier that ended their Bowl Championship Series-best 25-game regular-season win streak.

And they did it without their star running back and top tackler, as tailback Ed Wesley (shoulder) and linebacker Tanner Brock (foot) didn’t make the trip after aggravating existing injuries in the Frogs’ opener.

The Falcons (1-1, 0-1) saw their five-game win streak end.

Wesley was replaced by Matthew Tucker, who scored on a 1-yard leap and a 3-yard run in the first half as TCU built a 21-0 lead.

Tucker finished with 95 yards on 16 carries, and Waymon James rushed 13 times for 55 yards and a touchdown.

Kenny Cain replaced Brock at strongside linebacker and was one of three defenders who made his first career start. He had seven tackles and was joined by newcomers Trent Thomas at safety and Kevin White at cornerback.

■ No. 14 Arkansas 52, New Mexico 3 — At Little Rock, Ark., Tyler Wilson threw for 259 yards and accounted for two touchdowns for the Razorbacks.

Marquel Wade returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown for Arkansas (2-0), which has three special teams touchdowns in its first two games.

Wilson’s second touchdown was a 7-yard plunge late in the first half, during which he barreled over a defender.

Tarean Austin completed 16 of 29 passes for 133 yards for the Lobos (0-2).

■ San Diego State 23, Army 20 — At West Point, N.Y., Ronnie Hillman rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Aztecs past the Cadets.

San Diego State (2-0) clinched the win on Abelardo Perez’s 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley was 8 of 18 for 146 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown strike to Colin Lockett 33 seconds into the game.

Army (0-2) fumbled eight times, losing three.

■ Colorado State 33, Northern Colorado 14 — At Fort Collins, Colo., Raymond Carter ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Rams past the Bears.

Pete Thomas became Colorado State’s first sophomore quarterback to reach 3,000 career yards passing. Thomas was 28-for-42 for 259 yards and a touchdown, with three interceptions.

The Rams (2-0) have won the past 16 meetings and is 17-0-1 in the series that began in 1893. Quintin Hildreth had 117 yards rushing, including a 66-yard touchdown run, for Northern Colorado (0-2).

■ Wyoming 45, Texas State 10 — At Laramie, Wyo., Brett Smith ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Cowboys beat the Bobcats.

Smith scored on runs of 29 and 2 yards in the first meeting between Wyoming (2-0) and Texas State (0-2). He completed 16 of 31 passes for 236 yards and had two interceptions as the Cowboys gained 618 yards on offense and converted 10 of 15 third downs.

Ghaali Muhammad rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Brandon Miller added 101 yards for Wyoming. Miller and Alvester Alexander each scored on 1-yard runs.

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