Nov. 12, 2011
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No. 24 TCU at No. 5 Boise State
Nov. 12, 2011
Attendance: 34,146 (Bronco Stadium)
Final: No. 24 TCU 36, No. 5 Boise State 35
*No. 24 TCU improved to 8-2 on the season and 5-0 in the Mountain West. It marks the fourth-straight year TCU has won its first five league games.
*TCU improved to 4-1 in its last five games against top-five ranked teams. Last season, the Horned Frogs won 47-7 at No. 5 Utah while defeating No. 5 Wisconsin 21-19 in the Rose Bowl.
*TCU head coach Gary Patterson improved to 12-7 versus ranked teams.
*TCU extended its Mountain West record by winning its 22nd-consecutive league game. The Horned Frogs were last defeated in an MW contest when they dropped a 13-10 decision at Utah on Nov. 6, 2008.
*The Horned Frogs set a MW record with their 12th-straight road win. TCU was previously tied with BYU (2005-07) for the longest streak in MW history.
*With the win, TCU's seniors tied last year’s group for the winningest class in school history with 44 wins. TCU’s senior classes have set school records for career victories each of the last four seasons.
*The 11 seconds that elapsed on a first-quarter scoring drive, culminating in a 74-yard Casey Pachall touchdown pass to Josh Boyce, marked TCU’s quickest scoring series of the year. The previous top mark was 15 seconds on a 65-yard Waymon James scoring run on the first play of the second half against Portland State.
*TCU has won 35 of its last 38 games and is 47-5 in its last 52 contests.
*The Horned Frogs improved to 61-3 over the last seven seasons when ahead (41-1) or even (20-2) in turnover margin. TCU was even in turnover margin against the Broncos.
*Pachall’s third-quarter rush and Boyce’s fourth-quarter two-point conversion reception to give TCU the lead marked the third and fourth times, respectively, TCU has converted a two-point conversion this season.
*TCU’s 36 points mark the 29th-consecutive regular-season game that it has scored at least 27 points. For only the second time in their history and the second-straight year, the Horned Frogs have scored at least 27 points in their opening 10 games of a season.
*Two of TCU’s three-longest plays from scrimmage this season came today. Casey Pachall had touchdown passes of 75 yards to Brandon Carter and 74 yards to Josh Boyce. Last week, WaymonJames had a 74-yard run at Wyoming.
*Pachall’s career-high 473 yards passing, while completing 24-of-37 passes with five touchdowns, are the most by a TCU quarterback in the 11-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson. It’s also the second-best single-game total in Horned Frog history, trailing only the 690 yards by Matt Vogler against Houston in 1990.
*Pachall’s career-high five touchdown passes tied a TCU single-game record shared by three others.
*With five receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns, Boyce set a career-high in receiving yards and recorded his fourth career 100-yard receiving game. His previous best in receiving yards was 134 on seven receptions versus Louisiana-Monroe earlier this season.
*Boyce, just a sophomore, now has 15 touchdown receptions, moving him into a tie for fourth place (Stephen Shipley, 1989-92) on TCU’s career list. Cory Rodgers (2003-05) and Mike Renfro (1974-77) share the top spot with 17.
*The 75-yard touchdown pass from Pachall to Carter was TCU’s longest pass play since Andy Dalton and Boyce connected on a 93-yard strike in a 47-7 win at Utah last season.
*Carter, a true freshman, had his second and third career touchdown receptions. He also set a career high with 120 yards receiving on four catches. His previous career best was a 57-yard output against SMU.
*Jonathan Anderson’s fourth-quarter forced fumble was the first of his career. It was recovered by Ross Forrest, representing his first career recovery.
*With three receptions for 45 yards, Antoine Hicks went over 1,000 career yards receiving. He now has 1,020.
*Weak safety Tekerrein Cuba returned to the starting lineup, after missing the Wyoming game due to injury, and led TCU with 11 tackles.
*Stansly Maponga recorded a sack for the seventh time in the last eight games.
*Anson Kelton’s 62-yard punt was his longest kick since 62- and 65-yard efforts against Boise State in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.