TCU Shuts Down David Cobb, Minnesota

TCU Shuts Down David Cobb, Minnesota

TCU used a comprehensive performance from their entire team to defeat Minnesota 30-7 on Saturday.

Matthew Dixon

Trevone Boykin threw for 258 yards and ran for 92 more to lead TCU past Minnesota 30-7 on Saturday. Minnesota's David Cobb struggled against the vaunted TCU defense, finishing with only 41 yards rushing on 15 carries.

It was apparent from the outset that TCU would be in control. Cameron Echols-Luper returned the first punt of the game 46 yards to the Minnesota 18 yard line and then Boykin threw a 13 yard touchdown to Josh Doctson three plays later. TCU's next drive led to a 46 yard field goal from Jaden Oberkom.

Mitch Leidner threw his second interception of the game on the second play of the second quarter to give TCU another prime scoring chance. Boykin would capitalize three plays later with another pass to Doctson. This time, it was from 7 yards out and TCU held a 17-0 lead.

Both teams traded turnovers a few drives later before B.J. Catalon punched the ball in from a yard out to make it 24-0 TCU.

TCU added a pair of field goals from Oberkom (45 and 37 yards, respectively) in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Chris Streveler threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Maxx Williams to get Minnesota's only score of the game. TCU's defense did well by forcing 5 turnovers against the Gophers leading to the 30-7 victory.

Mitch Leidner was ineffective against the TCU defense by going 12 of 26 for 151 yards and accounting for 4 turnovers. He had 3 interceptions and a lost fumble. Backup Chris Streveler looked better, though the game was already decided by the time he came in. Streveler went 2 of 3 for 18 yards and a touchdown. He also ran 7 times for 33 yards.

David Cobb only ran for 41 yards and lost a fumble as well. KJ Maye was the top receiver with 2 catches for 65 yards.

Trevone Boykin went 27 of 46 for 258 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. He was also the leading rusher with 12 carries for 92 yards. Aaron Green and Deante' Gray both had 28 yards rushing to finish behind Boykin in the rushing category.

Josh Doctson was the leading receiver with 6 receptions for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns. David Porter added 5 catches for 59 yards.

Minnesota (2-1) plays their final non-conference game next week against San Jose State (1-1). TCU (2-0) has another bye next week and will face SMU (0-2) on September 27.