Saturday, September 11, 2010
Milestones reached in No. 4 TCU's romp
By Jeff Caplan
The fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs put the wood to Tennessee Tech, 62-7 Saturday night in TCU's home opener at Amon G. Carter Stadium, and in the process set several milestones:
*TCU won its 15th consecutive home game. Attendance was 37,117. TCU won for the 16th time in its last 17 games and is now 28-3 in its last 31 games.
*Senior quarterback Andy Dalton became TCU's career leader in pass completions with a 6-yard first-quarter strike to Curtis Clay. It was the 626th in his career, surpassing the Horned Frogs' previous mark of 622 by Max Knake (1992-95). Dalton was 6-of-7 for 79 yards in the first quarter and finished the game 15-of-21 for 182 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
*Dalton's 19-yard touchdown run was his third rushing score of the season, tying his total from last season. It was also the longest of his 19 career rushing touchdowns.
*Kicker Ross Evans' first-quarter extra point enabled him to break TCU career records for PATs made and attempted. Evans It was his 115th PAT, breaking Chris Kaylakie's previous mark of 114 (1998-00). It was his 123rd career PAT
attempt, moving past Chris Manfredini (122, 2005-07) for the top spot all-time at TCU. Later, Evans missed an extra point to snap his streak of 47 consecutive PATs.
*Senior receiver Bart Johnson Bart Johnson had two first-quarter receptions to give him a catch in 24 consecutive games, the longest streak of his career and tops among current Horned Frogs. He finished with seven catches, tying a career high, for 56 yards.
*Safety Alex Ibiloye forced three fumbles. No TCU defender forced more than two last season.