Horned Frogs get away from Cardinal

STANFORD -- Aaron Brown scored on a short run with 4:13 remaining to complete the comeback, and Robert Henson batted away Travis Pritchard's fourth-down pass to preserve TCU's 38-36 victory over Stanford on Saturday.

A week after slowing USC's offense and pulling off one of the signature upsets in college football history, the Cardinal couldn't solve the TCU passing attack.

Andy Dalton threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns as TCU (4-3) ended a two-game slide. Brown rushed for 91 yards and caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown, and Jimmy Young caught three passes for 110 yards.

The Horned Frogs, hit by injuries at several key positions, were ranked as high as 19th earlier this season.

Pritchard, the hero of the USC upset, was 12 for 27 for 171 yards and two touchdowns for Stanford (2-4). Anthony Kimble rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

The teams traded scores through most of three quarters with Kimble's 15-yard touchdown early in the second half putting the Cardinal ahead 28-17.

Stanford extended its lead when Derek Belch kicked a 37-yard field goal with 3:54 left in the third quarter following a drive that lasted more than six minutes.

It took the Frogs two plays and 37 seconds to draw within 31-24.

Dalton hooked up with Young over the middle, and Young outran the Cardinal defense for a 70-yard touchdown.

Stanford then went three-and-out, the Frogs went 60 yards in nine plays, and a 2-yard pass from Dalton to Brown on fourth down tied it with 9:44 left.

Belch's second field goal, this time from 40 yards, put Stanford ahead 34-31 with 7:22 remaining.

Dalton's 31-yard pass to Donald Massey set up Brown's go-ahead touchdown.

Stanford took a 21-17 lead into halftime as Pritchard threw touchdown passes of 5 yards to Evan Moore and 40 yards to Richard Sherman. Kimble followed with a rushing touchdown.

TCU went into the game having allowed two touchdowns in the first half and has outscored its foes 80-17 in the second quarter.

The Frogs scored two rushing touchdowns in the first half on Dalton's 6-yard run and Joseph Turner's 17-yard dash. Chris Manfredini kicked a 25-yard field goal just before the break.