Quick thoughts on third quarter (10-10)

January, 4, 2010
1/04/10
10:03
PM CT
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Here are some thoughts on the third quarter:

* TCU came out with the stop and kept the momentum, but Boise State's defense has really contained TCU's offense well.

* TCU must protect Andy Dalton better in the fourth quarter. The last drive of the third quarter saw Dalton getting all kinds of pressure.

* Statistics are really even in this game. Boise has 218 total yards. TCU has 203. Both teams have 11 first downs through three quarters.

* The next big play or break could really decide this game.
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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