Oct. 13, 2007
Final Stats |
The 21 points surrendered by TCU surpassed the season total of 20 allowed in the first half of its opening six games.
The Horned Frogs allowed three first-half touchdowns after surrendering just two in the opening six games.
TCU's 258 first-half yards of offense represented its second-best first-half performance this season, trailing only the 270 against Colorado State.
A TCU opponent scored first in the game for just the second time in seven games this season and third time in the last 14 contests.
TCU allowed a first-quarter touchdown for just the fourth time in its last 25 games.
The Frogs had a season-high 494 yards of offense, bettering the previous mark of 409 against Air Force.
TCU did not record a takeaway Saturday, breaking of streak of 15 consecutive games with a takeaway. The Frogs had forced an opponent turnover in 33 of the last 34 games entering the day.
The Frogs turned the ball over themselves only once on a third-quarter fumble. TCU had at least two fumbles lost in each game entering Saturday.
The Frogs improved to 14-5 in regular-season games following a loss under head coach Gary Patterson.
Andy Dalton's 70-yard touchdown toss to Jimmy Young was TCU's longest play from scrimmage since Jeff Ballard and Donald Massey connected on a 77-yard pass last year (Oct. 28, 2006) versus Wyoming. It was also Young's first collegiate touchdown.
Dalton finished the game with a career-high 344 yards passing, the most for a TCU quarterback since Tye Gunn threw for 368 in a 48-45 double-overtime victory over Northwestern to open the 2005 season. Dalton also broke the 300-yard barrier earlier this season at Air Force (320).
Young's 110 receiving yards on three catches were the most by a Frog since Cory Rodgers had 128 yards on six grabs in a 48-10 win at Air Force on Oct. 22, 2005.
Aaron Brown's 2-yard scoring reception from Andy Dalton was his first touchdown of the season. He made a season-high five catches for 45 yards. Brown later added a two-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter and totaled 91 yards on the ground on 21 carries.
TCU tailback Joseph Turner saw his first action since Sept. 8 versus Texas and finished with 75 yards on 12 carries. He did not play in the Frogs' previous four games. His 17-yard second-quarter scoring run was the second rushing touchdown of his career.
Brown and Turner gave TCU a pair of 75-yard rushers in the same game for the first time since last season's Nov. 4 win over UNLV, when Lonta Hobbs (93) and Jeff Ballard (84) each surpassed the mark.
Tailback Justin Watts' 33-yard reception in the first quarter was the second-longest pass play of his career, trailing only a 47-yard grab last year versus San Diego State.
Fullback Chris Smith had his first two rush attempts of the season, totaling two yards.
Andy Dalton's 6-yard scoring run was the first rushing touchdown of his career.
Quarterbacks now have three of TCU's six rushing touchdowns on the season. Marcus Jackson has rushed for the other two scores from the signal caller position.
In the second quarter, Chase Ortiz recorded his fourth sack of the season while David Hawthorne posted his third. Ortiz added his fifth sack in the fourth quarter.
Stephen Hodge posted his second and third sacks of the season. Hodge ranks tied with Hawthorne for second among all Frogs in the category, behind only Ortiz.
Hawthorne led the Frogs with 10 tackles, all unassisted stops.
The TCU defense amassed a season-high 15 tackles for loss Saturday. The unit's previous high total of the season was 10 against Colorado State.
Hodge led the Frog defense with three TFL.
Quinton Cunigan had a career-long 27-yard reception in the second quarter. His previous-long catch on four career grabs had been 10 yards.
Chris Manfredini's second-quarter field goal made him 9-of-13 this season and 34-of-40 in his TCU career. He needs one more field goal to tie Lee Newman (1986-88) and Ken Ozee (1982-85) for fifth on the Frogs' all-time list for made attempts.
Evan Frosch had two receptions for 14 yards after entering the game with one catch for eight yards.