TCU-Wyoming Postgame Notes




Oct. 25, 2008

 

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Team Notes

*Under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU (8-1, 5-0) improved to 49-0 when allowing 17 points or less. Overall, the Horned Frogs have won 64 consecutive games when holding the opponent to 17 or fewer points.

*The Frogs, with the nation's leading defense, held their opponent to seven points or less for the seventh time in nine games this season.

*TCU outscored Wyoming 16-0 in the fourth quarter and now has a 78-0 margin over its opponents in the final quarter this season.

*With Andy Dalton's 60-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Young, TCU scored on its opening drive of the game for the seventh time in nine games this season. The Frogs have five touchdowns and two field goals in that stretch.

*For the seventh time in nine contests this season, TCU opened the game with a lead of at least 14-0.

*The TCU defense held its opponent to 221 yards or less for the seventh time in nine games.

*The Frogs improved to 49-6 in their last 55 home games since 1999.

*TCU was +2 in turnover margin and is now +14 on the season. Over the last four years, TCU is 32-1 when ahead (28-1) or even (4-0) in that category.

*The Frogs improved to 33-4 in Saturday games over the last four seasons.

*TCU has won its last 22 games when attempting 34 or fewer passes.

*TCU lost the coin toss for just the second time this season. Prior to the game, the Frogs had won the toss in all seven of their wins with their lone defeat coming when they lost the toss at Oklahoma.

Individual Notes
*Jimmy Young's career-high 226 yards receiving, on five receptions, set a new single-game TCU record. The previous Horned Frog mark was 206 yards by Jimmy Oliver against Texas Tech in 1994.

*Young's 226 yards receiving also represent the high game by a Mountain West Conference player this season.

*Young had his first 200-yard game. It was his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and fourth career 100-yard day. His previous career-best was 111 yards on six catches earlier this season at Oklahoma.

*Young had three touchdowns. Young is the first Frog to have three touchdown receptions in a game since Donald Massey against San Diego State in 2006. All four of Young's season scores have come in the last two contests.

*Andy Dalton had 334 yards passing, finishing just short of his career-high 344 at Stanford last season.

*Dalton's career-high four touchdown passes are just shy of the TCU single-game record of five shared by Jeff Ballard (vs. San Diego State, 2006), Matt Vogler (vs. Houston, 1990) and Steve Stamp (vs. Texas-Arlington, 1981).

*Dalton and Young had a 65-yard third-quarter connection for TCU's longest pass play of the season. When including first-half 60- and 55-yard touchdown tosses between Dalton and Young, the sophomore duo was responsible for TCU's three-longest pass plays of the season. They are TCU's longest pass plays since Dalton and Young connected on a 70-yard scoring strike at Stanford last year.

*Dalton's six touchdown passes on the season have all come in the last two games.

*Aaron Brown's 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was TCU's first kickoff return for a score since Cory Rodgers went 100 yards at BYU on Sept. 24, 2005.

*Greg McCoy pulled in his first career interception with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

*Jason Phillips led TCU with 11 tackles Saturday. It was his team-leading third double-figure tackle effort of the season.

*Robert Henson tied a career high with two tackles for loss.

*Jerry Hughes, who entered the game with a nation-leading 11 sacks, recorded his 12th sack of the season which resulted in a 26-yard loss


 

 


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