TCU-SMU Postgame Notes

Sept. 28, 2013

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Sept. 28, 2013
Attendance: 45,111
Final: TCU 48, SMU 17

Team Notes
*Dating back to 2006, TCU has now won eight consecutive games following an open date.

*The Horned Frogs improved to 26-8 in regular-season contests following a loss under head coach Gary Patterson.

*TCU's 31 fourth-quarter points marked the highest total in the fourth quarter by an FBS team this season.

*The 16 yards rushing allowed by TCU marked the fewest by a Horned Frogs' opponent since New Mexico ran for 10 yards in 2009.

*TCU's seven sacks, by six different players, were its most in a game since posting eight in a 2009 contest at Virginia.

*Today's attendance of 45,111 marked the Horned Frogs' 14th sellout in their last 16 home games.

*TCU has now won 30 of its last 35 home games and is 60-11 under Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

*The TCU defense forced five takeaways on Saturday with four interceptions and a fumble recovery. The Horned Frogs have grabbed at least two interceptions in three consecutive games and nine total over that span.

*TCU's four interceptions are the most since the Horned Frogs had five at SMU last season. The four picks tie for the second most under Patterson.

*The Horned Frogs have scored in 259 consecutive games for the third-longest current streak in the nation and eighth in NCAA history. TCU was last shutout, 32-0, at Texas on Nov. 16, 1991.

*TCU tallied 41 points in the second half on Saturday, marking the most points in a half since scoring 42 in the first half against Grambling State on Sept. 8, 2012. The 48 total points mark the most since TCU scored 53 in three overtimes against Texas Tech on Oct. 20, 2012, and its most in regulation play since the 56-0 win over Grambling State.

*TCU's captains were Sam Carter, James Dunbar, Jon Koontz and Jason Verrett.

*TCU improved to 46-40-7 against SMU dating back to 1915. The Horned Frogs have now won six of the last seven and 12 of the past 14 contests against the Mustangs.

*The Horned Frogs improved to 26-18-5 when facing SMU in Fort Worth.

*The 31-point victory over SMU on Saturday marked the most lopsided TCU win over the Mustangs since a 48-7 triumph on Sept. 20, 2008 in Dallas.

*A TCU defensive end had an interception against SMU for the third time in the last six years (Jerry Hughes, 2008; Jon Koontz, 2012, Matt Anderson, 2013).

*Patterson improved to 10-2 as a head coach versus SMU and 14-2 overall as he faced the Mustangs as an assistant at Navy, New Mexico and TCU.

*TCU improved to 25-14 against former Southwest Conference members, including a 13-4 mark versus SMU.

Individual Notes

*Making their first career TCU starts were wide receiver Josh Doctson, safety Geoff Hooker and offensive guard Patrick Morris. A true freshman, Morris played in his first game.

*Chris Hackett had an interception for the third straight game. His three picks on the year surpass his total of two from last season. He now has five career interceptions.

*Hackett is the first Horned Frog with an interception in three straight games since Quincy Butler had a pick in four straight contests in 2005.

*Hackett also forced a fumble, allowing him to take part in four takeaways over the last three games. He totaled six tackles, including his second sack of the season.

*Jonathan Anderson recovered a fumble to give him three straight games with taking part in a takeaway. He forced fumbles in the previous two contests.

*Jon Lewis had two sacks to give him a sack in each of the last three games.

*Marcus Mallet led TCU with a career-high 10 tackles, including four for loss with a sack. His previous best of seven was set on two occasions, most recently versus LSU.

*Mallet had a sack for the second straight game and now has two sacks on the season and in his career.

*Mallet's four tackles for loss rank as the fifth-highest total since Patterson became head coach in 2000.

*Mallet increased his tackles for loss to five on the season, matching last season's total, and 10 for his career.

*Sam Carter recorded his second and third interceptions of the season for seven picks in his career. Carter took his second pick of the contest 66 yards for his first career touchdown.

•Carter set a career best with his two interceptions. He is the 13th Horned Frog under Patterson with multiple interceptions in a game.

*Terrell Lathan posted his second sack of the season and of his career.

*Defensive end Matt Anderson had his first career interception.

*Jason Verrett recorded two pass breakups to increase his season total to seven. With 27 career pass breakups, Verrett moved ahead of Nick Sanders (2006-09) for fourth place in the Patterson era.

*Waymon James' 2-yard second-quarter scoring run was his third rushing touchdown of the season and 15th of his career.

*Ty Slanina had a career-high three receptions for 63 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. He entered the game with two catches on the season.

*Ja'Juan Story's first collegiate touchdown was a 56-yard fourth quarter scoring reception.

*Jaden Oberkrom's six extra points gave him 57 in a row, moving him past Chris Kaylakie (1998-00) for the second-longest streak in TCU history. The record is 79 by Michael Reeder (1994-97).

*Oberkrom's 35- and 26-yard field goals in the second half made him 6-of-8 on the season.

*LaDarius Brown recovered an onside kick and went 45 yards for a touchdown on his first career kickoff return. It's TCU's second kickoff return for a score this season. B.J. Catalon went 100 yards against LSU.



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