TCU beats La Monroe

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Greg McCoy returned the second-half kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, and the TCU defense came up with a big play right after that as the 23rd-ranked Horned Frogs took control in a 38-17 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

TCU (2-1) matched a Mountain West Conference record with its 21st consecutive home win. It was also the 10th consecutive winning home opener under coach Gary Patterson, who got his 100th victory as the Horned Frogs' head coach.

Three plays after McCoy's sprint up the right sideline in front of the Louisiana-Monroe bench, the Warhawks (1-2) gave the ball back when Jyruss Edwards fumbled after taking a crushing blow from Stansly Maponga. D.J. Yendrey recovered at the 28, setting up Matthew Tucker's second TD run, a 1-yarder for a 35-17 lead less than 5 minutes into the second half.

Louisiana-Monroe is 0-22 against Top 25 teams.

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