FORT WORTH, Texas (Ticker) -- TCU moved closer to the Conference USA title and a berth in the Liberty Bowl as Nick Browne kicked three field goals in a 17-10 win over Tulane.
The Horned Frogs (8-1, 5-1) won their eighth straight game since a season-opening 36-24 overtime loss at Cincinnati on September 2. They lead Southern Mississippi by a game with two remaining.
TCU, which came in averaging 35 points per game during its winning streak, controlled the ground game, outgaining Tulane 264 to minus-53.
TCU, which has reached eight wins for the third time in four years, is hoping to move into the top 25. The winning streak is the longest for the Horned Frogs since they reeled off 12 in a row in 1999-2000.
After the teams traded field goals in the first quarter, Browne booted field goals of 28 and 38 yards to give the Horned Frogs a 9-3 halftime lead.
A blunder on special teams resulted in TCU's lone touchdown. With 1:56 to go in the third quarter, sophomore tight end Cody McCarty blocked Seth Marler's punt attempt in the end zone. The Horned Frogs made the two-point conversion and took a 17-3 lead.
Tulane (6-3, 3-2), which became eligible for a bowl following last week's win vs. Navy, did not reach the end zone until Derrick Joseph connected with Mewelde Moore for a 47-yard TD strike with seven seconds left in the third.
Sean Stilley was 11-of-26 for 96 yards, while freshman Lonta Hobbs gained 124 yards on 23 yards for the Horned Frogs, who visit East Carolina on November 23 and host Memphis on November 30.