While the scoreline will look lopsided, the reality is that Colorado St. played very well in its 34-10 loss to No. 19 TCU. In fact, the Rams offense, which was led by freshman QB Garrett Grayson, out-gained the high-octane TCU offense by 30 yards.
The play of Grayson is another positive that the Rams can take away from this loss, as the freshman QB completed 14/24 for 244 yards and a TD. However, Grayson did throw an interception that was returned for a TD by Tank Carder. Grayson also showed off his athleticism, rushing for 53 yards in the loss. The Rams also received 60 yards rushing on 21 carries from Chris Nwoke.
Although the Rams were able to slowdown TCU QB Casey Pachall, they had no answer for the speed of the TCU rushing attack. Waymon James led the way for the Horned Frogs, rushing for 107 yards on 15 carries. Matthew Tucker ran for 94 yards, while Ed Wesley added 61.
With the victory, TCU earned at least a share of the Mountain West title. It will look to finish Mountain West play undefeated when it hosts UNLV on Dec. 3. CSU returns to the field to host Air Force next Saturday.
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