Post-Game Notes




Oct. 18, 2007

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TCU vs. Utah
Post-Game Notes
Oct. 18, 2007
Attendance: 25,391
Final: Utah 27, TCU 20

Team Notes
• TCU allowed a touchdown on the opponent's opening drive of the game for the first time this season and in a span of 10 games dating back to Nov. 25, 2006 at Colorado State. It was just the second time in 2007 an opponent scored on its first offensive series. Colorado State had a field goal on Sept. 29.

• TCU recorded its fourth punt block of the season and sixth in its last 12 games.

• The Horned Frogs scored their second touchdown of the season off a blocked punt. TCU also scored in that manner against SMU. Prior to this season, TCU hadn't returned a blocked punt for a touchdown since 2003.

• The TCU defense recorded a season-high six sacks. The Frogs have 24 sacks in their last six games.

• TCU lost for the first time in 18 games when holding its opponent under 333 yards total offense. Utah registered only 227 yards of offense against the Frog defense Thursday night.

• Four of TCU's seven losses over the last three years have come in Thursday games. Since 2005, the Frogs are 1-4 on Thursdays and 25-3 on other days of the week.

• TCU dropped to 37-5 in home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium since 2000.

Individual Notes
• With 59 yards rushing tonight, Aaron Brown became the 12th player in TCU history to reach the 2,000-yard mark in a career. He now has 2,002 yards.

• Brown also led the Frogs with five receptions for 21 yards, which tied a season high.

Daryl Washington recorded his third punt block of the season.

Stephen Hodge's 31-yard return off Washington's punt block marked his first career touchdown.

• Hodge added a pair of sacks on the night to improve his season total to 4.5, which ranks second only to Chase Ortiz's six sacks.

 

 

Chris Manfredini drilled a pair of field goals in the game, from 37 and 41 yards. His second field goal marked the 36th of his career, moving him past Lee Newman (1986-88) and Ken Ozee (1982-85) into fifth place on TCU's career list for made attempts.

Torrey Stewart's third-quarter interception was his second of the season and fifth of his career. He has five picks in the last 11 games.

David Hawthorne led the Frogs in tackles for the third time this season with a season-tying 11 stops (Baylor). Thursday marked the third time this season TCU's leading tackler on the season reached double digits in the category.

Curtis Clay recorded his first career catch on a 13-yard reception with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.


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