Postgame Notes

Oct. 17, 2009

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Team Notes

  • TCU improved to 6-0 to match its best start since 2003. It's the third time since 1942 that the Horned Frogs have won their opening six games and the eighth time in their history.

  • The Horned Frogs won their 11th straight home game and, dating back to 1999, improved to 53-6 in their last 59 contests at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

  • TCU improved to 57-1 under head coach Gary Patterson when allowing 17 points or less.

  • TCU and Colorado State were even in turnover margin. The Horned Frogs are now 40-1 when ahead (29-1) or even (11-0) in turnover margin the last five seasons.

  • The Horned Frogs improved to 21-1 in day games since the start of the 2005 campaign.

  • TCU limited Colorado State to just 182 yards of total offense. The Frogs have now held two opponents to fewer than 200 yards. Virginia had only 177 in the season opener. Only Clemson (309) has more than 287 yards on the Horned Frogs.

  • TCU had 275 yards rushing and 224 passing to win for the 27th consecutive time when rushing for more yards than passing.

  • TCU has won 35 consecutive games when rushing for at least 167 yards and is 40-2 under Patterson when totaling at least 200 yards on the ground.

  • The Horned Frogs held the time of possession edge on Colorado State (30:22 to 29:38) and have won 36 of their last 38 games when holding that advantage.

  • The Horned Frogs won for the 30th consecutive time when attempting 34 or fewer passes. Andy Dalton was 15-of-23 for 211 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Marcus Jackson completed his only attempt for 13 yards.

  • TCU defeated Colorado State for the sixth straight time.

  • TCU led at the half (17-6) for the fifth time in six games this season.

Individual Notes
  • Jerry Hughes had two sacks to give him eight on the season.

  • Jeremy Kerley's 69-yard second-quarter punt return for a touchdown marked the second time in three games he has a punt return for a score. He went 71 yards against SMU. Prior to the SMU contest, TCU had gone 89 games without a punt return for a touchdown - the nation's seventh-longest stretch at the time.

  • Cornerback Nick Sanders returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous two games due to injury. Prior to being sidelined, Sanders had started 42 consecutive games over the last four seasons.

  • Ross Evans' second-quarter 36-yard field goal made him 6-of-7 on field goals this season and 22-of-27 in his career.

  • Greg McCoy had three first-quarter kickoff returns for a total of 94 yards (31.3 average), surpassing his season total of two attempts entering the game.

  • Joseph Turner's 2-yard second-quarter scoring run was his team-high seventh touchdown of the season and 25th of his career. Turner ranks fifth on TCU's all-time list for rushing touchdowns. He needs three more to tie 1955 Heisman Trophy runner-up Jim Swink (28, 1954-56) for fourth on the Horned Frogs' career chart.

  • Andy Dalton had third-quarter scoring tosses of 47 yards to Curtis Clay and 39 to Ed Wesley. They are TCU's second- and third-longest plays from scrimmage this season. The longest play was a 58-yard Wesley reception at Clemson.

  • Clay had his second career touchdown catch, while Wesley recorded his first.

  • Antoine Hicks' 3-yard third-quarter scoring run was his third rushing touchdown on six carries this season.

  • True freshman Skye Dawson had his first two carries of the season and led TCU with 47 yards rushing.

  • Luke Shivers scored his third career rushing touchdown on only his fourth carry. He had a pair of rushing scores in 2008 on his only two attempts. Shivers also had a touchdown reception against SMU on his lone catch of the season.

  • Colin Jones led TCU in tackles for the first time in his career with a personal-best seven stops.


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