Weatherford Democrat

Big 12 Sports

September 22, 2012

No. 16 TCU 27, Virginia 7

Postgame notes - TCU press release


Team Notes

*The Horned Frogs extended their nation’s-best winning streak to 11 games.

*Before Virginia’s fourth-quarter touchdown, TCU had not allowed a touchdown this season and in the last 12 quarters dating back to the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl.


*Today’s attendance of 46,330 marked TCU’s 10th consecutive sellout and the 13th in the last 17 home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.


*The Horned Frogs improved to 80-2 when allowing 17 points or less under Gary Patterson.


*TCU won for the 28th time in its last 29 home games and improved to 58-7 under Patterson in Amon G. Carter Stadium.


*TCU improved to 43-2 in day games over the last eight seasons.


*TCU entered the game fifth nationally in opponent third-down conversions with a rate of 18.5 percent (5-of-27). The Horned Frogs held Virginia to 3-of-16 (18.7 percent) on third-down attempts today.


*The Horned Frogs won for the 59th time in their last 62 games when leading in time of possession. TCU held a 30:06-to-29:54 advantage against Virginia.


*Through three games this season, TCU has allowed just one sack and did not allow one in today’s game. The Horned Frogs entered the day tied for ninth nationally at 0.5 sacks allowed per game.


*TCU threw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games for the first time since the opening two contests of the 2004 season versus Northwestern (Sept. 2, 2004) and SMU (Sept. 11, 2004). Tye Gunn threw for 368 yards versus Northwestern, while combining with Brandon Hassell and Jeff Ballard for 397 against SMU.


*In all three games this season, TCU has passed for more yards than rushing, including a 305-to-133 edge in the air today.


*TCU debuted a new anthracite jersey today.


Individual Notes 

*Josh Boyce became TCU’s career leader in touchdown receptions at 18 with his 6-yard scoring catch in the second quarter. Boyce broke the mark of 17 held by Mike Renfro (1974-77) and Cory Rodgers (2003-05).

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