TCU edges Air Force in another bad-weather game

TCU edges Air Force in another bad-weather game

Published Oct. 11, 2009 10:16 a.m. ET

Any win looks like a work of art for a TCU team with a lot to play for this season - even if the art looks more like an ice sculpture than a Picasso.

Andy Dalton and the 10th-ranked Horned Frogs slid their way through the icy mist, bitter wind and Air Force defense Saturday to keep their BCS hopes alive with a dicey 20-17 win over the Falcons.

"Every way we do it, we're going to do it the hard way," said TCU coach Gary Patterson, whose team won its previous two in driving rainstorms.

This time, with wind chills in the single digits and a frozen mist and drizzle falling, Dalton threw for 198 yards, receiver Jeremy Kerley had a rushing touchdown and a 52-yard kickoff return and TCU (5-0, 1-0 Mountain West) piled up 371 of its 393 yards in the first three quarters.