Quick first quarter thoughts (7-0 Boise)

January, 4, 2010
1/04/10
8:12
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Here are a few thoughts on the first quarter of the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.

* TCU is lucky to be down just 7-0. They've looked nervous, had bad penalties, Andy Dalton threw an interception return for a touchdown and Boise State missed a field goal.

* Boise State's defense has played well, especially against the pass. TCU came out throwing and now have started to run the ball more and may find some rhythm doing it.

* Kellen Moore has been inconsistent early, but he may be finding his stride. He's missed some deep balls that were open, but he's moved his team against the No. 1 defense in the country.

* Boise State had 73 yards in the first quarter and TCU had 57.

* The headsets went out for TCU in the first quarter and that may have bothered the Frogs more than the Broncos.

* So far, Boise has really dominated play. But it's only 7-0. We'll see if TCU can come back and get going.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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