TCU vs Jackson State - Postgame Notes


Sept. 2, 2017

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Team Notes

* TCU head coach Gary Patterson earned his 150th career victory, all at TCU. He is the Horned Frogs’ all-time winningest coach with a record of 150-54 in 17 seasons. He is the nation’s second-longest tenured head coach, behind only Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (19th year).
* Patterson’s 150 wins rank second nationally, behind Kansas State’s Bill Snyder (203), for head coaches at their current school.
* The Horned Frogs recorded their 12th shutout in 17 seasons under Patterson. It was TCU’s first blanking since a 56-0 win at SMU in 2014. TCU has at least one shutout in six of the last nine seasons.
* TCU had its largest margin of victory since a 69-0 win over New Mexico in 2011.
* The 65 yards allowed by TCU were the fewest by an opponent since Northern Illinois was held to 60 in the Horned Frogs’ 37-7 win in the 2006 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
* Fifteen Horned Frogs had a tackle for loss with five different players recording sacks.
* The Horned Frogs won their 16th-consecutive home opener. Entering the game, that streak was tied for ninth-longest in the nation.
* Over the last four seasons, TCU has the Big 12’s second-best overall record (30-10).
* TCU is now 13-4 in season openers under Patterson.
* Ridwan Issahaku’s 53-yard interception return and a 32-yard fumble return by Arico Evans give TCU 32 non-offensive touchdowns, including 18 pick-sixes, since 2010.
* TCU improved to 120-14 under Patterson when leading at halftime.
* The Horned Frogs ran for 242 yards and are now 84-5 when rushing for at least 200 yards under Patterson.
* TCU scored for the 307th consecutive game. It's the nation's second-longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history. The Horned Frogs haven't been blanked since Nov. 16, 1991 at Texas (32-0).
* TCU and Jackson State met for the first time on the gridiron.
* TCU's team captains were Kenny Hill, Travin Howard, Patrick Morris and Nick Orr. Hill, Morris and Orr were captains for the first time.
* TCU wore a black jersey with purple pants and a purple helmet.


Individual Notes
* The 13-yard touchdown reception by true freshman Kenedy Snell made him the first Horned Frog to score on his first collegiate touch since Deante’ Gray returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown versus Grambling State in 2012.
* TCU had back-to-back receptions by true freshmen from Waxahachie High School as Snell’s 13-yard touchdown reception was followed by a 32-yard grab by Jalen Reagor.
* Emanuel Porter’s 4-yard touchdown reception was his first of the season and fifth of his career. It was also his first scoring grab since the first overtime of the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl.
* Desmon White had touchdown catches of 13 and 37 yards, equaling his career total of two entering the game.
* KaVontae Turpin’s 39-yard scoring run was the first rushing touchdown of his career. He has nine receiving scores and two punt return touchdowns.
* Kenny Hill completed his first eight pass attempts and went 18-of-23 for 206 yards and four touchdowns on the night.
* Hill’s four touchdown passes were the second-most of his TCU career, trailing only his five versus Oklahoma last season.
* True freshman Shawn Robinson had a 56-yard touchdown pass to TreVontae Hights on his second collegiate toss. He also had a 10-yard scoring toss to Dylan Thomas.
* Robinson completed 5-of-7 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns while adding 43 yards rushing on three carries.


* Hights had his second career reception on the 56-yard scoring pass from Robinson. He had a 42-yard grab on his only catch last season.
* Dylan Thomas’ first career touchdown was a 10-yard reception from Robinson.
* Ridwan Issahaku had a 53-yard interception return for a touchdown. It was TCU’s first pick-six since Ranthony Texada at Baylor last season.
* Arico Evans had a 32-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
* Five of TCU’s 11 defensive starters made their first career starts as Horned Frogs: defensive end Ben Banogu, defensive tackle Ross Blacklock, defensive end Mat Boesen, linebacker Arico Evans and safety Markell Simmons. Banogu started all 13 games for ULM in 2015.
* Banogu recorded his first sack as a Horned Frog. He had five sacks at ULM in 2015.
* True freshman Corey Bethley had two half-sacks in his collegiate debut.
* Mat Boesen had a team-high seven tackles.
* Running back Darius Anderson made his first career start.

 

 

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