FORT WORTH —
Matthew Tucker, now the primary running back for TCU, ran 15 times for 52 yards. Leading rusher Waymon James is out for the season after a left knee injury, which he sustained in last week’s 20-6 win at Kansas.
Boyce’s TD catch put the Frogs up 14-0 in the second quarter. The play ended with Pachall emphatic fist-pumping and Boyce cradling the record-setting football to the sideline.
That seven-play drive was set up by Cain’s fumble recovery at the Virginia 42. Kevin Parks, who had 84 yards on 12 carries, lost the ball after being hit by Elisha Olabode.
Cain’s first interception came later in the second quarter on a ball that deflected off the intended receiver. In the second half, Cain reached out and grabbed Michael Rocco’s pass that was thrown behind a receiver.
Rocco finished 13 of 28 for 126 yards.
TCU had two turnovers a week after four fumbles at Kansas in its first Big 12 league game. But for the second game in a row, the Frogs had a fumble roll through the end zone to wipe away a likely score.
Skye Dawson had a 27-yard catch in the fourth quarter and was at the 2 when linebacker Daquan Romero hit him from behind, knocking loose the ball. It rolled through and out of the back of the end zone for a touchback.
The closest Virginia came to scoring before their touchdown was late in the third quarter when Michael Rocco threw a pass to Darius Jennings near the goal-line before a jarring hit by Chris Hackett knocked the ball loose for an incompletion.