TCU-UNLV post-game notes

Nov. 17, 2007

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Post-Game Notes
Nov. 17, 2007
Attendance: 26,425
Final: TCU 34, UNLV 10

Team Notes
*TCU's eight-play, 92-yard touchdown drive on its initial series of the game was its second-longest of the season. It trails only the 94 yards on 11 plays for a touchdown on the Horned Frogs' final scoring drive last week at BYU.

*The Frogs scored on their opening drive of the game for the third time this season. It was their second time with a touchdown.

*In the first half, TCU set a season-high with four rushing touchdowns. The Frogs' previous best for rushing scores in a game was three at Stanford.

*TCU improved to 40-0 when allowing 17 points or less under head coach Gary Patterson. Overall, the Frogs have won 55 in a row when surrendering 17 or fewer points. The streak began in 1999.

*The Frogs were plus-one in the turnover category. TCU improved to 24-1 when ahead or even in turnover margin over the last three seasons.

*TCU improved to 25-3 in Saturday games since the start of the 2005 season.

*The Frogs are now 6-1 in Senior Night contests under head coach Gary Patterson.

*TCU is 8-1 in November games over the last three seasons.

*Since 2000, TCU improved to 39-6 in home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Frogs closed the 2007 campaign with a 5-1 home mark.

*The Frogs won for the 18th consecutive time when holding the edge in time of possession.

*TCU improved to 16-6 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.

*The Frogs held the Rebels to 12 yards rushing, improving to 42-5 under Patterson when holding their opponent under 100 yards on the ground.

*TCU has allowed 12 points or fewer in five of its six wins.

*The Frogs ran for a season-high 251 yards tonight to win for the 20th consecutive time when rushing for at least 167 yards. TCU improved to 28-2 under Patterson when totaling 200 or more yards on the ground.

Individual Notes
*Tight end Shae Reagan saw his first action since Oct. 6 at Wyoming when he suffered a leg injury on the Frogs' first snap of the game. He missed the last four contests. Reagan had a 32-yard pass reception in the first quarter.

*Joseph Turner's 3-yard first-quarter scoring run was his second rushing touchdown of the season and third of his career.

*Chase Ortiz had 2.0 sacks to give him 19.5 in his career, moving him ahead of Roosevelt Collins (18.0, 1988-91) into fifth place on TCU's all-time list.

*Ortiz's 3.0 tackles for a loss resulted in minus-20 yards. His 39.0 career stops behind the line of scrimmage have totaled losses of 202 yards. Ortiz moved ahead of teammate Tommy Blake (195) and Vincent Pryor (190, 1991-94) into fifth place on the Frogs' career chart for that category.

*Stephen Hodge led TCU with a career-high 11 total tackles, including nine solo stops. Included among Hodge's tackles were 1.5 sacks.

*Andy Dalton had a pair of 3-yard first-half touchdown runs to give him three rushing scores on the season. He entered the game with one.

*Dalton had his second straight career-high rushing performance with 73 yards on 10 carries. He had 60 yards on 12 attempts last week at BYU.The game marked the second straight week Dalton led TCU in rushing.

*Aaron Brown's second-quarter 10-yard scoring run was his second rushing touchdown of the season and 17th of his career.

*Chris Manfredini's 45- and 32-yard field goals gave him nine consecutive makes. He is now 19-of-24 on the year. The 19 field goals rank fourth on the Frogs' single-season chart.

*Tommy Blake's third-quarter sack was the 22nd of his career, tying him with Royal West (1991-94) for third on the Frogs' all-time list.

*Cornerback Rafael Priest's fourth-quarter interception, his third on the year, moved him into a tie for the TCU season lead with safety Steven Coleman.



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