Dalton Named National Player Of The Week

Andy Dalton moved into second place in total offense in Mountain West Conference history during TCU's 47-7 win at Utah.

Andy Dalton moved into second place in total offense in Mountain West Conference history during TCU's 47-7 win at Utah.

Nov. 7, 2010

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- TCU quarterback Andy Dalton has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the third-ranked Horned Frogs' 47-7 win at No. 5 Utah.

The nation's winningest active quarterback with 39 victories, Dalton completed 21-of-26 passes for a career-high 355 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The 355 yards surpassed Dalton's previous career-best of 344 yards at Stanford as a freshman in 2007.

Dalton, a Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist, helped TCU reach the 10-win mark for the seventh time in the last nine seasons.

Dalton's 80.8 completion percentage at Utah tied for the sixth-best single-game mark in TCU history. In the last eight games, Dalton has three of the top-seven all-time single-game completion percentages at TCU.

A senior from Katy, Texas, Dalton extended his Mountain West Conference record to 18 consecutive games with a scoring pass when he hit Josh Boyce with a 26-yard strike to cap a 9-play, 80-yard drive on the game's opening series.

Later in the first quarter, Dalton and Boyce connected on a 93-yard touchdown pass for the third-longest play in TCU history.

Dalton recorded 369 yards of total offense at Utah to move into second place in Mountain West Conference history with 11,320 yards. Dalton is already TCU's career leader in that category.

For the season, Dalton has completed a TCU single-season record 67.5 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He's also third on the Horned Frogs with 418 yards rushing on a 6.0 per carry mark.

 

 


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