Sept. 29, 2012
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No. 14 TCU 24, SMU 16
Sept. 29, 2012
Dallas, Texas (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)
*TCU extended its nation's-best winning streak to 12 games.
*The Horned Frogs improved to 19-2 in their last 21 road games.
*TCU is 4-0 for the fifth time in head coach Gary Patterson's 12-season tenure.
*TCU has allowed just three touchdowns in its opening four games. Dating back to last season, the Horned Frogs have surrendered only three touchdowns in their last 17 quarters.
*The Horned Frogs improved to 81-2 when allowing 17 points or less under Patterson.
*TCU entered the game second nationally in opponent third-down conversions with a rate of 18.6 percent (8-of-43). The Horned Frogs held SMU to 3-of-14 (21.4 percent) on third-down attempts today.
*The Horned Frogs won for the 60th time in their last 63 games when leading in time of possession.
*In all four games this season, TCU has passed for more yards than rushing.
*TCU recorded five interceptions in a game for the first time under Patterson. SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert became the fifth opposing signal caller in TCU history to throw five interceptions in a game against the Horned Frogs and the first since Houston's Jimmy Klingler on Oct. 31, 1992.
*TCU was penalized 13 times for 140 yards. The penalty yards matched the fifth-highest for a game in team history.
*TCU finished with 156 yards of offense, its lowest total since compiling 151 in a 17-10 loss at Kansas on Sept. 6, 1997. Saturday marked the first time TCU failed to top 200 yards of offense since a 27-21 win at New Mexico on Nov. 11, 2006 (192 yards).
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields totaled a team-high seven tackles, including four for loss with 2 1/2 sacks.
*Fields' four tackles for loss tied for the fifth-best total during Gary Patterson's tenure as head coach.
*Fields' 2 1/2 sacks marked the most by a TCU freshman and tied for eighth among all Horned Frogs under Patterson as head coach.
*LaDarius Brown scored TCU's first touchdown on a 10-yard reception from Casey Pachall after reaching the end zone for the Horned Frogs' final score last week versus Virginia.
*Matthew Tucker had his first career receiving touchdown on a 2-yard toss from Pachall.
*Tucker's 4-yard second-quarter scoring run was his 28th career rushing touchdown, tying him with Jim Swink (1954-56) for fifth on TCU's all-time list.
*Pachall has moved into fifth place all-time at TCU with 36 career touchdown passes. Next on the list is Casey Printers in fourth with 37 (1999-01).
*Pachall has passed for at least two touchdowns in each game this season. He has at least one scoring pass in 13 of his 16 career starts with multiple scoring tosses in 11 of his 16 starts.
*Josh Boyce extended his streak to 24 consecutive games with at least one catch. He has at least one reception in 29 of his 30 career games.
*Converted linebacker Laderice Sanders had his first collegiate rush attempt.
*Redshirt freshman safety Chris Hackett made his first collegiate start. He became the 12th different Horned Frog to make his first career start in 2012. TCU is tied for fourth nationally with 12 first-time starters this season.
*Hackett had his first career interception and fumble recovery.
*Elisha Olabode recorded his second interception of the season. He's now tied with Kenny Cain and Jason Verrett for the team lead.
*Verrett had two interceptions to give TCU a player with two picks for the second straight game. Cain had two interceptions last week versus Virginia.
*Defensive end Jon Koontz posted his first career interception.
*Skye Dawson had a career-long 64-yard punt return in the second quarter.
*Brandon Carter had a career-long 63-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.
*Jaden Oberkrom had a 43-yard field goal to make him 5-of-7 on the season. His last three made field goals are at least 43 yards in length.
*Ethan Perry had a career-long 61-yard punt in the first quarter.