TCU vs. SMU - Post-Game Notes




Sept. 22, 2007

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Team Notes
•The Horned Frogs improved to 38-0 under head coach Gary Patterson when allowing 17-or-fewer points. Overall, TCU has won 53 consecutive games when surrendering 17 points or less. The streak dates back to 1999.

•TCU improved to 36-5 in home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium since 2000.

•TCU has now won nine straight Homecoming games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

•The Frogs improved to 41-39-7 against SMU in their State Farm DFW Duel - Battle for the Iron Skillet.

•By snapping a two-game losing streak, TCU has never dropped three in a row under head coach Gary Patterson.

•The Frogs are now 13-5 under Patterson in regular-season games following a loss.

•With its 21-7 halftime lead, TCU has now outscored the opposition 55-10 in the first half this season. In the first half of their last 12 games, the Frogs have outscored their opponents 247-23.

•The Frogs have allowed just 20 points through the opening three quarters of their four games this season.

•TCU improved to 21-2 in Saturday games the last three seasons. The Frogs are 3-3 on other days of the week, including 1-3 on Thursdays.

•TCU improved to 21-0 over the last three seasons when coming out ahead or even in turnover margin.

•A 15-yard scoring run by SMU's DeMyron Martin represented the first time this season a TCU opponent scored a touchdown in the first half. It was also just the second time in the last 22 games the Horned Frogs allowed a first-quarter touchdown.

•The Horned Frog defense notched four sacks for the second straight week.

Individual Notes
•When Colin Jones blocked a punt by SMU's Thomas Morstead and had it returned 17 yards for a touchdown by Bart Johnson, it marked TCU's first score in that manner since Kenny Boyd returned a blocked punt six yards for a touchdown in a 43-10 win over Cincinnati on Nov. 15, 2003.

•TCU has notched a different leading receiver and rusher in each game this season. Aaron Brown led the Frogs on the ground Saturday with 92 yards, while Derek Moore hauled in a team-high 38 yards receiving.

•David Roach posted a team-leading 11 tackles to set a career-high in stops for the second consecutive week. He had 10 tackles last week against Air Force. His 11 tackles Saturday tie teammates David Hawthorne and Brian Bonner for the team's single-game high this season.

•The punt block by Jones was the fourth in the last eight games for TCU. The Frogs have also blocked five punts in their past 15 contests.

•Robert Henson's 58-yard interception return for a touchdown was TCU's second pick returned for a score this season. Torrey Stewart had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown at Texas. The Frogs have returned four picks for scores in their last 12 games.

•Chase Ortiz recorded his first two sacks of the season for the fifth multi-sack game in his career. Ortiz now has 13.5 sacks in his career.

•Stephen Hodge recorded his first career sack in the second quarter.

•Derek Moore's 15-yard touchdown reception marked his first score since a 16-yard TD catch in TCU's 17-10 win at Oklahoma in 2005.

•Shae Reagan's streak of all 17 of his career receptions resulting in first downs came to an end in the second quarter when he had a 12-yard grab on a second-and-13 play.

•Prior to the 16-play, 78-yard drive which was capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Jackson to Derek Moore, TCU's previous long touchdown drive in terms of number of plays was a 9-play, 46-yard possession for the first score in the 27-0 season-opening victory over Baylor. TCU's previous long touchdown drive in yards was 48 yards on six plays at Air Force.

•Defensive end Jerry Hughes recorded his first sack of the season and second of his career.

•Aaron Brown returned to action following a two-game absence due to injury, rushing for 92 yards on only 11 carries and totaling three receptions for 16 yards. Brown picked up 26 yards on his first rushing attempt since suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of TCU's season-opening 27-0 win over Baylor.


 

 


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