Postgame Notes




Nov. 8, 2007

Recap |  Final Stats

Team Notes
• TCU lost for the fifth consecutive time in Thursday games. Since 2005, the Horned Frogs are 1-5 when playing on Thursdays and 24-3 on Saturdays. TCU is 2-0 on other days of the week.

• The Frogs had their seven-game winning streak in November contests snapped.

• Entering the game, TCU was 23-0 since 2005 when ahead or even in turnover margin. The Frogs won the turnover margin in the game collecting two, while just turning the ball over once, but lost the game.

• TCU allowed 417 yards of total offense after surrendering a combined 346 yards in its previous two games.

• For just the second time this season and in its last 12 games, TCU saw an opponent score a touchdown on its opening drive of the game. Utah also accomplished the feat (Oct. 18). It's just the third time this season a TCU opponent scored on its initial series. Colorado State had a field goal on Sept. 29.

Individual Notes
Andy Dalton tied his season-long run with a 14-yard gain in the first quarter. He set a new career high with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter.

• Dalton had 53 yards rushing on seven carries in the first half after entering the game with 22 yards on the season. He finished the game with 60 yards on 12 carries. His top rushing game this year had been 16 yards on nine attempts versus Utah.

• Dalton was responsible for 61 (35 rushing, 26 passing) of the Frogs' 70 yards of offense in the first quarter. He was 3-of-5 passing.

Chris Manfredini's three (38, 37, 33) first-half field goals gave him 52 in his career. He is 42-of-49 in three seasons at TCU after going 10-of-11 for Cincinnati in 2003. Manfredini's 42 field goals at TCU move him ahead of Chris Kaylakie (41, 1998-00) into third on the Frogs' all-time list. Michael Reeder is second with 57 field goals (1994-97). Manfredini is 17-of-22 this season.

 

 

Tommy Blake's 8-yard second-quarter sack was his second of the season and the 21st of his career, leaving him one shy of Royal West (22, 1991-94) for third on TCU's all-time list.

• Blake's two tackles for a loss gave 40.5 behind the line of scrimmage in his career, resulting in losses totaling 190 yards to tie him with Vincent Pryor (190, 1991-94) for fifth on the Frogs' all-time chart. Blake moved ahead of teammate Chase Ortiz (182 yards).

Brian Bonner's second-quarter interception was his first pick of the season and the seventh of his career, breaking a tie with Steven Coleman for most among current Frogs.

• Wide receiver Marcus Brock's 1-yard TD run was his second rushing score of the season and the fourth of his career.

Ervin Dickerson set a career-high with six catches in the game. His previous high of five receptions was set earlier this season against Air Force.

Aaron Brown had a career-long 42-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter. His previous best had been 40 yards last year at Colorado State.

Bart Johnson had two catches coming into the game. He totaled two receptions on the Frogs' fourth-quarter scoring drive and caught his second TD pass of the season.


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