No. 18 TCU Pulls Away From UNLV, 56-9
Horned Frogs ground game puts up six touchdowns.
Dec. 3, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Greg McCoy returned a kickoff 99 yards and Kris Gardner had a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 12-second span, and the 18th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs could bust into the BCS again after a 56-9 victory over UNLV in their Mountain West Conference finale Saturday.
TCU (10-2, 7-0 MWC) wrapped up its third consecutive outright Mountain West title, winning its last 24 games in that league before moving to the Big 12 next season.
The consecutive TD returns by McCoy and Gardner just before halftime came about the same time Southern Miss was wrapping up a 49-28 victory at previously undefeated Houston in the Conference USA championship game.
If the Frogs move up two spots into the top 16 of the final Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday, they will be virtually guaranteed to go to their third consecutive BCS game.
UNLV (2-10, 1-6) finished with five consecutive losses.