Weatherford Democrat

September 22, 2012

No. 16 TCU 27, Virginia 7

Postgame notes - TCU press release

TCU press release
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FORT WORTH —  

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).

 

*Boyce had four receptions for his 23rd consecutive game with at least one catch.

 

*Brandon Carter went over 100 yards receiving for the second-straight game and third time in his career. He had five receptions, including two one-handed grabs, for 128 yards and a 68-yard touchdown.

 

*Carter’s 68-yard first-quarter touchdown reception was the second-longest play of his career, trailing only a 75-yard scoring catch at Boise State last season.

 

*Carter’s 68-yard touchdown catch was TCU’s longest play from scrimmage this season, surpassing a 66-yard touchdown pass from Pachall to Boyce against Grambling State.

 

*A 17-yard second-quarter run by Pachall marked his longest carry since 2010, when he went 22 yards against Tennessee Tech in his collegiate debut.

 

*Casey Pachall became the first TCU quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games since Casey Printers in 2001 versus East Carolina (319) and UAB (310).

 

*Kenny Cain took part in three takeaways. He had his first two interceptions of the season while also recovering a fumble. Cain has three career picks and is the only current Horned Frog with more than one career interception.

 

*Cain is the first TCU linebacker with two interceptions in a game under Gary Patterson as head coach. The last Horned Frog linebacker with two picks in a game was Chad Bayer on Nov. 20, 1999 versus UTEP, the same contest LaDainian Tomlinson set an NCAA record with 406 yards rushing.

 

*Cain is the eighth player with two interceptions in a game in the Patterson head coaching era.

 

*With eight stops, linebacker Joel Hasley led the Horned Frogs in tackles for the second-straight game. He totaled 12 stops at Kansas.

 

*Elisha Olabode took part in a takeaway for the third straight game this season with a forced fumble in the second quarter. Olabode had an interception in the season opener against Grambling State and recovered a fumble at Kansas.

 

*True freshman Devonte Fields recorded a sack in the third-straight game to represent the lone Horned Frog with a sack in each contest this season.

 

*Jaden Oberkrom had career-long 46- and 47-yard field goals. It was the Horned Frogs’ longest made kicks since Ross Evans was successful from 47 yards at San Diego State last season. Oberkrom is now 4-of-5 on field goals this season.

 

*Tailback Aundre Dean and tight end Griffin Gilbert made their first collegiate starts.