TCU-SMU Postgame Notes

Sept. 24, 2010

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No. 4 TCU 41, SMU 24
Dallas, Texas (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)
Sept. 24, 2010
Attendance: 35,481

Team Notes

*TCU extended its regular-season winning streak to 17 games. The Horned Frogs have won 18 of their last 19 overall contests and are 30-3 in their last 33 games.
*The Frogs extended their road-winning streak to seven games. TCU has also won 12 of its last 14 road contests.
*TCU has opened the season with a 4-0 record for the third straight year and fourth time in eight seasons.
*TCU defeated SMU for the eighth time in nine seasons with Gary Patterson as head coach.
*TCU played its first Friday regular-season game since Oct. 15, 2004 at UAB, a 41-25 loss to the Blazers. The Frogs were playing their first Friday contest overall since a Dec. 28, 2007 Texas Bowl victory over Houston.
*TCU won for the 35th consecutive time when rushing (190) for more yards than passing (185).
*The Frogs have now won 44 in a row when rushing for at least 167 yards.
*TCU has scored at least one touchdown in the opening quarter of each game this season.
*TCU did not score on its opening possession, snapping a streak of two consecutive games with a touchdown on its first offensive series.
*TCU scored in its 220th consecutive game, moving into 12th place on the NCAA’s all-time list. It’s the third-longest active streak in the nation.
*TCU’s second touchdown drive of the game marked its longest of the season in terms of plays (15) and time off the clock (6:40). The Frogs had two fourth-down conversions on the drive and are now 3-of-4 for the season on fourth-down attempts.
*TCU won for the 44th time in 46 games when winning the time of possession battle. The Frogs held a 32:18 to 27:42 edge over the Mustangs.
*The TCU defense totaled a season-best nine pass breakups. The Frogs recorded their previous high of four in the season-opening victory over Oregon State.
Individual Notes
*Andy Dalton’s 11-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to Bart Johnson was the 49th of his career, tying him with Max Knake (1992-95) for the top spot on TCU’s all-time list.
*Johnson had three receptions for 29 yards to extend his team-best and career-high streak to 26 consecutive games with at least one reception.
*Dalton connected with 10 different receivers for the second straight game. He has combined to find 12 different receivers over the past two contests.
*Jeremy Kerley set a career high with 234 all-purpose yards. He had 172 yards on kickoff returns, 23 on punt returns, 33 yards receiving and six yards rushing. His previous best of 224 was recorded against SMU last season. Included in that 2009 total against the Mustangs was a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown.
*Kerley’s 83-yard third-quarter kickoff return was the longest of his career.
*Kerley’s 11-yard third-quarter completion to Johnson makes him 4-of-6 passing for 109 yards in his career.
*Luke Shivers’ 4-yard fourth-quarter scoring run represented his sixth career touchdown (five rushing, one receiving) on just 10 touches. The 4-yard run tied a career-long carry. He also had a 9-yard reception on a fourth-and-2 from the SMU 14 to keep a TCU second-quarter touchdown drive alive.
*Matthew Tucker’s 2-yard first quarter scoring run was his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and 12th of his career in just 17 games.
*Redshirt freshman Waymon James scored on runs of 4 and 9 yards to give him three rushing touchdowns on the season.
*Tejay Johnson’s 19-yard fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown marked his first career score. Both of TCU’s interceptions this season have been returned for touchdowns. Jason Teague had a 29-yard return for a score against Tennessee Tech.
*Johnson also recorded three of TCU’s nine pass breakups to set a single-game career best.
*Sophomore linebacker Tanner Brock recorded the first full sack of his career on the opening series of the game.
*Tight end Evan Frosch’s 31-yard first-quarter reception represented the longest gain on his 20 career catches. All 20 of his receptions have come in TCU victories.
*Kickoff specialist Kevin Sharples had two touchbacks to give him seven in the last three games.



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