A perfect victory for No. 15 TCU and coach Gary Patterson: a lopsided score and still plenty of teaching points. Joseph Turner ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries and Jerry Hughes had three sacks as the Horned Frogs won their home opener 56-21 over Texas State, a Football Championship Subdivision opponent that stayed close into third quarter because of TCU mistakes.
The last thing Virginia needed after a sputtering, turnover-filled season-opening loss was to be tested by the defense that led the nation in fewest yards allowed last season. In its season opener Saturday, No. 16 TCU picked up where it left off last year, stifling the Cavaliers' new spread offense and cruising to a 30-14 victory that was more convincing than the score indicates.