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West: No. 12 TCU rolls over Colorado State

Kerley returns two punts for touchdowns in a 44-6 win.

October 18, 2009|Staff and Wire Reports

at No. 12 Texas Christian 44, Colorado State 6 -- Jeremy Kerley tiptoed the sideline, then came to a near stop before finding an open lane to the end zone for his second punt return for a touchdown in three games to lead the Horned Frogs (6-0, 2-0) over the Rams (3-4, 0-3) in a Mountain West Conference game. Kerley's electrifying 69-yard return just before halftime made it 17-6, and came less than 2 1/2 minutes after TCU had finally taken the lead on Joseph Turner's two-yard touchdown run.

No. 18 Brigham Young 38, at San Diego State 28 -- Max Hall threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score to lead the Cougars (6-1, 3-0) over the Aztecs (2-4, 0-2) in a Mountain West game to give the school its 500th victory.

No. 24 Utah 35, at Nevada Las Vegas 15 -- Terrance Cain threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another score to lead the Utes (5-1, 2-0) over the Rebels (2-5, 0-3) in a Mountain West game.

at Air Force 10, Wyoming 0 -- Connor Dietz came off the bench in the second half to spark the offense and lead the Falcons (4-3, 3-1) over the Cowboys (4-3, 2-1) in a Mountain West game.

In games involving Western Athletic Conference teams: Colin Kaepernick threw three touchdown passes and Nevada (3-3, 2-0) rushed for 313 yards in a 35-32 victory over host Utah State (1-5, 0-2). . . . Ross Jenkins passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead host Louisiana Tech (3-3, 2-1) to a 45-7 victory over New Mexico State (3-4, 1-2). . . . De'Maundray Woolridge rushed for four touchdowns and finished with 81 yards to lead host Idaho (6-1, 3-0) to a 35-23 win over Hawaii (2-4, 0-3). . . . Ryan Mathews ran for 220 yards to lead Fresno State (3-3, 2-1) to a 41-21 win over visiting San Jose State (1-5, 0-2).

In games involving Southland teams: Ryan Griffith's missed an extra-point attempt after a touchdown with nine seconds left and Cal Poly SLO (3-3, 1-0) held on for a 24-23 win over visiting Southern Utah (2-4, 0-1) in Great West Conference game. Jake Romanelli rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown for Cal Poly. . . . Michael Piatkowski hit Stephen Platek with a 20-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give Drake (5-1, 3-0) a 21-14 win over host San Diego (3-3, 2-2) in a Pioneer League game. . . . Judd Thompson passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns to lead Dixie State (4-4) to a 33-23 victory over visiting Azusa Pacific (1-7). . . . Christian Edwards caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Jericho Toilolo with 1:52 left to lead Cal Lutheran (4-1, 3-0) to a 21-14 victory over visiting Claremont-Mudd (3-2, 1-2) in a SCIAC game. . . . Brian Putman caught three second-quarter touchdown passes to lead Redlands (4-1, 2-1) to a 44-13 win over visiting Whittier (2-3, 0-2) in a SCIAC game. . . . Occidental (4-1) won its third game in a row after a 20-14 win over visiting Chapman. . . . Pomona-Pitzer rolled to a 38-14 SCIAC win over visiting La Verne (0-5, 0-3).

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