TCU rushed for 198 yards while NIU rushed for -20 yards. The Horned Frogs threw for 258 yards while the Huskies threw for 80 yards. They controlled the ball for 32:24 of the game while Jeff Ballard threw 19-of-29 for 258 yards, with three touchdowns runs (rushing for 19 yards on 11 carries). It wasn't so much that NIU had terrible rushing as it was their quarterback Dan Nicholson, who was sacked five times for -48 yards. TCU finished the season 11-2 while NIU finished 7-6.