SMU-TCU Postgame Notes




Oct. 1, 2011

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POSTGAME NOTES
SMU vs. No. 20 TCU
Oct. 1, 2011
Attendance: 35,632
Final: SMU 40, No. 20 TCU 33

TEAM NOTES
*TCU had its school and Mountain West record 22-game home winning streak snapped. It was TCU's first home defeat since a 27-20 loss to Utah on Oct. 18, 2007.
 
*TCU's streak of 22 straight home wins ranked third for the longest current streak in the nation (Oklahoma 38, Boise State 34).
 
*The Horned Frogs lost a Saturday home game for the first time since a 35-31 setback to Tulane in the 2004 regular-season finale.
 
*TCU lost for just the second time in its last 38 day games dating back to 2005.
 
*The Horned Frogs had their four-game winning streak versus SMU snapped. TCU has won 10 of the last 12 meetings with the Mustangs.
 
*TCU played its first overtime game since a 20-17 loss at Air Force in 2007. It was TCU's first home overtime contest since a 23-20 victory over Utah in 2005 in the Horned Frogs' first-ever Mountain West game.
 
*TCU had its fifth straight sellout and seventh in its last 11 home contests. The Horned Frogs played their third home game amidst the $143 million renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium. The renovation will be fully completed in time for the 2012 season.


INDIVIDUAL NOTES

*After missing three games due to injury, Ed Wesley returned to action and led TCU with 93 yards rushing on 11 carries.
 
*Wesley added a career-high 67 yards receiving while equaling a career best with three receptions, including a 55-yard fourth-quarter grab.
 
*Wesley's 63-yard second-quarter run was one yard shy of a career-long 64-yard carry as a freshman versus Utah in 2009. It was also two yards short of the longest run by a Horned Frog this season, surpassed only by a Waymon James 65-yard scoring run versus Portland State. Wesley's 63-yard run was the fifth-longest play from scrimmage for TCU this season.
 
*Josh Boyce's 8-yard touchdown reception from Casey Pachall on the first play of the fourth quarter gave him a scoring catch in four of TCU's five games this season.
 
*Boyce had at least seven receptions for the third time this year.
 
*Dating back to last season, Pachall has a touchdown pass in each of his last six games.
 
*Pachall had a career-high 304 yards passing as he completed 30-of-42 attempts with three touchdowns and no interceptions. His previous high in yards was 251 at Baylor on 25-of-39 passing.
 
*Matthew Tucker's 1-yard second-quarter scoring run was his team-best sixth of the season and 21st of his career, moving him into a tie with Andre Davis (1992-95) for seventh all-time at TCU.
 
*Stansly Maponga totaled a career-high seven tackles, including two sacks to give him a team-best 4 1/2 on the season and 6 1/2 in his career. The 6 1/2 sacks tie him with D.J. Yendrey for the lead among active Horned Frogs.
 
*Maponga forced a fumble for the fourth time in five games.
 
*Ross Evans had field goals of 42 and 29 yards to give him 49 in his career, moving him into sole possession of third place on TCU's all-time list.
 
*Evans had three PATs to extend his TCU career record total to 200.
 
*Brandon Carter set a career-high with five receptions for 57 yards, including his first career touchdown with an 11-yard fourth-quarter scoring grab. Carter, a true freshman, entered the game with five catches on the season.
 
*Skye Dawson had seven receptions just one week after setting a career high with eight catches against Portland State.
 
*Jason Verrett totaled a career-high nine tackles to lead the Horned Frogs.

*Greg McCoy recorded his first interception of the season and the sixth of his career, tops among active Horned Frogs.

*Anson Kelton's 50-yard punt in the third quarter was his fourth of 50 or more yards this year and the 24th of his career.

*Redshirt freshman defensive tackle David Johnson made his first career start, becoming the 11th different TCU defensive player to make his first collegiate start this season.
 
*Offensive tackle Ty Horn made his first career start.


 

 


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