Nov. 1, 2008
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TCU-UNLV Postgame Notes
Final: TCU 44, UNLV 14
Nov. 1, 2008
*TCU scored on its opening drive for the eighth time in 10 games this season. In their other two contests, the Horned Frogs scored on their second series.
*Under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU improved to 50-0 when allowing 17 points or less. Overall, the Frogs have won 65 consecutive games when holding the opponent to 17 or fewer points.
*TCU’s opening scoring drive of the game represented a season-high in plays (17) and time of possession (7:59). It covered 77 yards. It was the Frogs’ 15th 70-yard touchdown drive of the season with 10 of those coming in the last four games.
*The Frogs opened the game with a 14-0 lead for the eighth time in their 10 contests this season.
*When TCU recorded its opening points of the game, it meant the Frogs have now scored in 200 straight contests. It’s the third-longest current streak in the nation for not being shut out. It also ranks 14th all-time.
*TCU held its opponent under 221 yards of total offense for the ninth time in 11 games.
*TCU was +1 in turnover margin Saturday and is now +16 on the season. Over the last four seasons, TCU is 34-1 when ahead (30-1) or even (4-0) in that category.
*TCU won for the 23rd consecutive time when rushing (259) for more yards than passing (151).
*The Frogs won their 28th straight game when rushing for at least 167 yards.
*The Frogs improved to 34-4 in Saturday games over the last four seasons.
*TCU won the coin toss for the eighth time in 10 games. The Horned Frogs have deferred each time. TCU is now 8-0 when winning the toss and 1-1 when losing the coin flip.
*Jerry Hughes finished the game with two sacks, extending his nation-leading total to 14 sacks. He forced his fifth fumble of the season on his second takedown.
*Andy Dalton’s three touchdown passes give him nine on the season with all nine coming in the last three contests since he returned from a two-game injury absence.
*For the second straight game, Dalton had a 1-yard scoring toss to Justin Watts. Dalton and Watts connected from a yard out in the fourth quarter last week versus Wyoming. Dalton also had touchdown passes to Even Frosch and Jimmy Young.
*Luke Shivers’ 3-yard first-quarter touchdown run came on his first collegiate carry.
*Robert Henson’s first-quarter interception was his second pick of the season and fourth of his career.
*Ross Evans’ streak of 12 consecutive made field goals came to an end when he missed a 40-yard attempt in the fourth quarter. He had a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter. The true freshman is now 13-of-15 on the season. He is the only freshman included among the 20 semifinalists for the 2008 Lou Groza Award.
*On a 23-yard third-quarter touchdown run, Aaron Brown moved past Mike Luttrell (2,312, 1972-74) into 10th place on TCU’s career rushing list. Brown now has 2,343 yards. Luttrell’s son, Tyler, is a sophomore wide receiver for the Frogs.
*Nick Sanders had a 40-yard punt return on his first career attempt.
*Nic Richmond made his second start of the season at right tackle in place of Marcus Cannon. Richmond also started in the 32-7 win over BYU (Oct. 16).