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Sunday Links O' War: September 14, 2014

TCU improved to 2-0 with a dominant win over Minnesota.

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Doctson scores twice, TCU beats Minnesota 30-7 | ESPN

Josh Doctson had two first-half touchdown receptions and TCU's defense smothered Minnesota's run-oriented attack for a 30-7 win Saturday.

TCU smothers Minnesota 30-7, but offense has room to improve | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fortunately for the TCU offense, the defense provided plenty of room for mistakes. Sam Carter, Derrick Kindred and Marcus Mallet each had interceptions, Paul Dawson and Chucky Hunter each forced a fumble, and Davion Pierson had a sack and shared in another as Minnesota (2-1) managed only 268 yards of offense.

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TCU hammers Minnesota behind rock-solid defensive effort | Dallas Morning News

While TCU’s new, fast-paced offense is making headlines, they made sure on Saturday to remind everybody that defense remains their calling card.

Video: TCU 30, Minnesota 7 | ESPN

Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson connected for two touchdowns to spark TCU's 30-7 victory over Minnesota.

TCU passes first test easily as defense stifles Minnesota | Dallas Morning News

This is what can happen when everybody bills a game as the first significant test for a football team.

Five thoughts on TCU's 30-7 win over Minnesota: Horned Frogs look for real against Big 12 foe | Dallas Morning News

For the second time in as many games, TCU started fast and put a touchdown on the board almost immediately. The Horned Frogs started on defense this time, but a two-yard run, followed by an incompletion and a sack ended Minnesota’s drive. Cameron Echols-Luper took the punt back to the 18-yard line, setting TCU up for a quick drive. On the third play, Trevone Boykin hit Josh Doctson with a fade in the corner of the end zone to give TCU a 7-0 lead just 2:12 into the game. The fast start put the Frogs in control, and they never relinquished.

5 Things We Learned: Minnesota vs. TCU |

The Gophers (2-1) couldn't keep up with the Horned Frogs' hypersonic, no-huddle attack. They looked lost from the start in falling behind 10-0 less than 6 minutes in and never recovered. And they weren't able to generate any semblance of an offensive threat against a defense that's ranked in the top 25 nationally five of the past six years, instead committing five turnovers -- the team's most since 2009 against Ohio State -- four of which led to points.

TCU notes: Doctson's one-handed touchdown catch highlights win | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The chatter on social media during and after TCU’s 30-7 win over Minnesota had little to do with the Horned Frogs’ win over the Big Ten foe.

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TCU's Josh Doctson reels in ridiculous one-handed catch in big day against Minnesota | Dallas Morning News

The first of six catches against Minnesota went for a 13-yard touchdown. It was his second grab, however, that lit up Amon G. Carter Stadium.

TCU completes mission, shuts down Minnesota's David Cobb | Dallas Morning News

Minnesota had minus-1 rushing yard in a first quarter during which the Horned Frogs’ defense set the tone for the afternoon.

Gary Patterson calls audible, puts wrench in planned 'white out' | Dallas Morning News

TCU coach Gary Patterson said he changed from proposed grey uniforms so his players would be easier to see in the mostly overcast conditions. Quarterback Trevone Boykin did his part to promote the white out with white shoes and socks.

Breaking down TCU's 30-7 win over Minnesota | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Josh Doctson made a picture-perfect running catch at the back pylon, putting a foot down in time for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

Minnesota 7, TCU 30: Final Score -- Gophers Lose Badly To Horned Frogs | The Daily Gopher

The Gophers were outclassed in this one. It wasn't pretty and I don't see a need to spend a lot of words talking about all the reasons that sucked.

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