Horned Frogs leap over Blacked Knights

Jeff Ballard threw two touchdowns and ran in for two more to lead the No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs to a 38-17 win over the Army Black Knights on Saturday.

Despite the loss, Army was able to cover the 22.5-point spread. The game’s combined 55 points went OVER the posted total (48.5).

Ballard completed 22-of-29 passes for 218 yards and rushed for 56 yards on eight carries. Robert Merrill had 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground for TCU. Cory Rodgers and Aaron Brown caught a touchdown passe each in the win.

Carlton Jones and Scott Wesley had a rushing touchdown for the Black Knights and Zac Dahman threw for 252 yards and was picked off three times in the loss.