TCU-San Diego State Post-Game Notes




Oct. 9, 2011

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TCU vs. San Diego State

Oct. 08, 2011

Attendance: 44,248

Final: TCU 27, San Diego State 14

Team Notes
*TCU set a Mountain West record with its 19th consecutive league victory, breaking a tie with BYU who won 18 straight from 2006-08.

*The Horned Frogs improved to 6-0 at Qualcomm Stadium over the last seven seasons. That total includes four regular-season victories over San Diego State and Poinsettia Bowl wins over Northern Illinois (2006) and Boise State (2008).

*TCU won its 43rd straight game when rushing (234) for more yards than passing (212).

*The Horned Frogs improved to 55-1 in their last 56 games when rushing for at least 167 yards.

*TCU has won 15 of its last 17 road games.

*TCU led 10-0 after the first quarter. The only three games the Horned Frogs have led after the opening quarter this season are the three road contests.

*A nine-play, 91-yard first-quarter scoring drive, capped by a Casey Pachall to Antoine Hicks 39-yard touchdown pass, marked TCU's longest scoring drive of the season. The previous long was 86 yards, accomplished twice versus Portland State.

*TCU had three interceptions, by Johnny Fobbs, Kris Gardner and Jason Verrett, after entering the game with just two picks on the season. The interceptions by Fobbs, Gardner and Verrett marked their first career picks.

*TCU's three interceptions are the most in a game since totaling four against New Mexico in 2009.

*With Ross Evans' 47-yard field goal, TCU scored on its opening drive for the fourth time in six games this season.

Individual Notes
*Ross Evans had nine points to tie the Mountain West's career scoring record. Evans has 356 points to equal the MW mark of 356 by former New Mexico running back DonTrell Moore (2002-05).

*Evans' 47-yard field goal, for TCU's first points of the game, was his longest made kick since a 48-yard effort at San Diego State in 2009.

*Evans also had a 21-yard third-quarter field goal to make him 9-of-12 on the season.

*With 146 yards rushing on 24 carries, Ed Wesley had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the sixth of his career.

*Antoine Hicks had a career-high seven receptions for 103 yards for his second career 100-yard receiving game.

*Hicks' 103 yards were his most in a game since a career-high 123 yards on five catches versus New Mexico in the 2009 regular-season finale.

*Hicks' 39-yard touchdown reception from Casey Pachall marked his first scoring grab of the season and his longest catch of the year.

*Pachall's second touchdown pass of the game was a 31-yard strike to Josh Boyce.

*Tekerrein Cuba totaled eight stops to lead TCU in tackles for the third time this season. Cuba also forced a fumble and broke up a pass.

*Elisha Olabode had the first fumble recovery of his career. The recovery came in the TCU end zone to halt a San Diego State scoring threat.

*Johnny Fobbs, Kris Gardner and Jason Verrett recorded their first career interceptions.

*D.J. Yendrey recorded a third-quarter sack to give him 2 1/2 on the season.

*Strong safety Devin Johnson made his first career start.

 

 


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