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Josh Doctson scores on 2 first-half TD catches, TCU beats Minnesota 30-7

  • TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) passes the ball as Minnesota defensive lineman Hendrick Ekpe (95) is blocked  during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) passes the ball as Minnesota defensive lineman Hendrick Ekpe (95) is blocked during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) jumps to one-hand catch a touchdown pass over Minnesota defensive back Jalen Myrick (28) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) jumps to one-hand catch a touchdown pass over Minnesota defensive back Jalen Myrick (28) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota defensive back Antonio Johnson (11) commits a pass play penalty against TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Minnesota defensive back Antonio Johnson (11) commits a pass play penalty against TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

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

TCU (2-0) forced five turnovers and held Minnesota (2-1) to 99 yards rushing — 134 below its average.

Doctson had a leaping grab with his right hand for a 7-yard score that increased TCU's lead to 17-0 early in the second quarter.

Mitch Leidner, Minnesota's starting quarterback, left the game early in the fourth quarter following a hard tackle. Leidner passed for 151 yards and three interceptions and also lost a fumble.

TCU held David Cobb to 41 yards on 15 carries. Cobb averaged 145.5 yards rushing in Minnesota's previous two victories.

The Gophers' lone score came on a 12-yard pass from freshman Chris Streveler to Maxx Williams with 10:56 to play.