TCU-New Mexico Postgame Notes

Oct. 22, 2011

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New Mexico vs. TCU
Oct. 22, 2011
Attendance: 33,833
Final: TCU 69, New Mexico 0

Team Notes
*TCU (5-2, 3-0) increased its Mountain West record with its 20th consecutive league victory.

*The 69 points represent a new single-game record for the Horned Frogs. The previous mark was 68 points in a 68-0 win over Austin College in 1932.

*The 10 touchdowns scored tied for the most in a game by TCU. The Horned Frogs also scored 10 touchdowns in a 68-0 win over Austin College in 1932. A single-game school record nine different players scored touchdowns for the Horned Frogs today.

*TCU’s first and last touchdowns were scored by back-up quarterbacks Matt Brown and Rick Settle, respectively.

*New Mexico was held to five first downs and 85 yards of offense.

*The Horned Frogs won for the 23rd time in their last 24 home games. TCU improved to 54-7 in home games under head coach Gary Patterson.

*TCU recorded its first shutout since back-to-back blankings last season of Colorado State (27-0) and Wyoming (45-0). It was the ninth shutout in Patterson’s 11 seasons as a head coach. It’s the third straight year the Horned Frogs have had at least one shutout.

*The Horned Frogs led 41-0 at halftime. It was the third-most points in a half in school history, trailing only the 42 scored against Stephen F. Austin in 2008 and versus Utah State in 1984.

*TCU improved to 11-0 in Homecoming games under Patterson while also winning for the 13th consecutive time on Homecoming.

*The Horned Frogs improved to 75-2 under Patterson when allowing 17 points or less.

*TCU was a plus-3 in turnover margin, improving to 59-3 over the last seven seasons when ahead or even in turnover margin.

*TCU won its 44th straight game when rushing (264) for more yards than passing (251).

*The Horned Frogs improved to 56-1 in their last 57 games when rushing for at least 167 yards.

*TCU had six different players rush for a touchdown. 

*TCU scored on its opening drive of the game for the fifth time (four touchdowns, one field goal) in seven contests this season.

*The Horned Frogs led after the opening quarter for the first time in four home games this season. TCU has led after the opening quarter in all three road contests.

*TCU improved to 37-2 in day games and 64-5 in Saturday contests over the last seven seasons.

*The Horned Frogs had their sixth straight sellout and eighth in the last 12 contests. 

Individual Notes
*Ross Evans’ PAT to cap TCU’s opening drive made him the Mountain West’s all-time leading scorer, moving past former New Mexico running back DonTrell Moore (356 points, 2002-05). Evans finished the game with nine PATs to give him 365 career points. The nine PATs also tied his own single-game school record that he's now accomplished three times.

*Deryck Gildon blocked a punt with Antonio Graves recovering the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. It was TCU’s first punt block since Greg Burks versus New Mexico in 2009.

*Casey Pachall completed 13-of-17 passes for a 76.5 percentage, just missing the cutoff for a top-10 single-game mark at TCU. He threw for 175 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

*Back-up quarterback Matt Brown had touchdown runs of 4 and 5 yards while completing 2-of-4 passes for 76 yards, including a 54-yard connection to Cam White. Brown’s 4-yard TD provided TCU’s first points of the game. He placed second on TCU with 52 yards rushing on nine carries.

*The Horned Frogs’ final points were scored on a 9-yard run by quarterback Rick Settle in his first career action behind center. The sophomore from Olathe, Kan., played in one game previously. He was on punt defense against Baylor last year.

*Luke Shivers’ 1-yard first-quarter scoring run was his 12th career touchdown (nine rushing, three receiving) on just 25 touches.

*Shivers had a career-long 43-yard reception after totaling just 70 yards on his first 25 collegiate touches. His previous long reception was 10 yards.

*Logan Brock’s 6-yard first-quarter touchdown catch was his third receiving touchdown of the season and fifth of his career. All five career scores have come in the last 10 games.

*Antoine Hicks’ 2-yard scoring run was his second rushing touchdown of the season and seventh of his career.

*Waymon James’ 2-yard touchdown carry was his third rushing touchdown of the season and eighth of his career.

*Ed Wesley's 4-yard scoring run was his first rushing touchdown of the season and the 16th of his career.

*Skye Dawson's 20-yard touchdown catch was his third receiving score of the season.

*Johnny Fobbs forced fumbles on New Mexico’s opening two possessions of the game. He’s the first Horned Frog with multiple forced fumbles in a game since Tejay Johnson had two versus Colorado State last season.

*Devin Johnson led TCU with six tackles. He had three stops for losses, including 1 ½ sacks.

*True freshman nose tackle Chuck Hunter took part in his first collegiate sack.

*Stansly Maponga had 1 ½ tackles for loss, including a half sack, to go with a fumble recovery.



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