Punt return ignites No. 12 TCU

BY foxsports • October 18, 2009

Jeremy Kerley came to a near stop after tiptoeing the sideline. Then TCU's electrifying punt returner backtracked a couple of steps, curled into an open gap and sprinted into the end zone.

"That play happened at a perfect time," quarterback Andy Dalton said after the 12th-ranked Horned Frogs beat Colorado State 44-6 on Saturday to remain undefeated halfway through what they hope is their BCS-busting season.

Kerley's 69-yard return, his second for a touchdown in three games, made it 17-6 just before halftime and came less than 2 1/2 minutes after TCU (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West) finally took the lead on Joseph Turner's 2-yard touchdown run.

"He's a pretty amazing dude," coach Gary Patterson said. "It's always fun to get the ball in his hands."