The Horned Frogs got off to a sluggish start Saturday in their game against Colorado State, but they tacked on 21 points in the second half to pull away late, winning 34-10 and clinching at least a share of the Mountain West Championship in their last season in the conference. And they have the tiebreakers against Boise State and Wyoming.
Despite the late surge, it wasn't the prettiest game in the world for TCU. Colorado State actually outgained the amphibians 404-369. Casey Pachall recovered from a rocky start to finish okay, 13-of-20 for 116 yards. Waymon James had 15 rushes for 107 yards, part of a ground attack that rushed for 253 yards and three touchdowns on 43 attempts.
For Colorado State, quarterback Garrett Grayson played well in the second game of his career, going 14-of-24 for 244 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 53 yards on eight carries.