Post-Game Notes: LSU 37, TCU 27
Sep 1, 2013
*With B.J. Catalon's 100-yard kickoff return, TCU has now had either a punt return or kickoff return for a touchdown in six of the last seven seasons.
*No. 12 LSU represented TCU's highest-ranked opponent in a season opener since it defeated No. 5 Oklahoma 17-10 in 2005.
*TCU drops to 2-6-1 in its series history versus LSU. The teams met for the first time since 1968.
*The Horned Frogs are now 9-4 in season openers under head coach Gary Patterson. TCU entered the game having won nine of its last 10 season debuts.
*TCU is now 3-1 when debuting a new single-game uniform from Nike over the last five seasons.
*Jonathan Anderson made his first career start at linebacker. He had four previous starts at weak safety.
*B.J. Catalon's 100-yard kickoff return tied for second longest in TCU history, behind only a 105-yard effort by Charles Casper against Texas in 1933.
*Catalon had TCU's first 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown since Cory Rodgers at BYU in 2005.
*Catalon's 100-yard kickoff return set an AT&T Stadium record for a collegiate game.
*Catalon's 26-yard third-quarter touchdown run was his first career rushing score.
*Catalon added a team-best 52 yards rushing on eight carries.
*Waymon James' 5-yard fourth-quarter scoring run was his first of the season and 13th of his career.
*Brandon Carter had a team-best four receptions for 44 yards.
*Josh Doctson's first reception as a Horned Frog was a 35-yard grab from Boykin in the third quarter. He finished with two catches for 43 yards.
*True freshman Ty Slanina recorded his first career reception, for eight yards, in the fourth quarter.
*Safeties Chris Hackett and Elisha Olabode had a team-high 10 tackles. Hackett was one shy of a career-best 11 versus Oklahoma last season, while Olabode equaled a career high set last year at Oklahoma State.
*Hackett and Jason Verrett recorded their first career sacks.
*Verrett totaled seven tackles and three pass breakups.
*Kevin White's four pass breakups tied for fourth most in a single game during Gary Patterson's 13 seasons as head coach. White added a fumble recovery and four stops.
*Jaden Oberkrom's 21- and 39-yard field goals extended his streak to six consecutive made attempts dating back to last season.
*Oberkrom made all three of his extra-point attempts and is now 45-of-45 in his career. The 45 consecutive PATs rank fourth all-time at TCU.