No. 1: TCU Dominates Utah In 2009
FORT WORTH, Texas- With the opening of the 2012 football season Saturday, GoFrogs.com reviews the No. 1 game in Amon G. Carter Stadium history. The top 12 games all-time have been counted down leading up to Saturday's season opener with Grambling State, so fans are encouraged to check back often.
Please note that selected games have been looked at significantly over the last couple of months and were chosen by members of the TCU media relations staff.
No. 1: 2009 // TCU 55, Utah 28
HORNED FROGS DOWN NO. 16 UTAH
TCU improves to 10-0 on the season.
FORT WORTH, Texas - An ESPN College GameDay morning appearance and an overflow crowd of 50,307 including Orange, Rose, and Fiesta Bowl representatives were of little pressure to No. 4 TCU as the Horned Frogs throttled No. 16 Utah, 55-28, showing the country what they were made of.
Matthew Tucker began the onslaught with a 41-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into the game, but Utah was able to bounce right back and tie the game at 7 with 4:48 remaining in the first quarter.
The Horned Frogs answered with 28 consecutive points, including three touchdowns in a 2:31 span early in the second stanza, capped off by a Tank Carder pick-six 15 yards out. The commanding 38-14 halftime lead was too much for the Utes to handle, and the crowd stormed the field upon the game's conclusion as TCU improved to 10-0. The Horned Frogs totaled 549 yards of offense in their first win over Utah since an overtime thriller in Fort Worth in 2005.
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