Saturday, November 14, 2009
TCU 38, Utah 14 at halftime
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU leads Utah by three touchdowns, taking control with a 24-point second quarter.
TCU has dominated statistically and taken advantage of Utah penalties. The Utes had 10 penalties before TCU committed its first.
The Frogs have 20 first downs to Utah's 4 and have collected 309 total yards of offense. Utah has 159.
Turnovers have also helped TCU, who forced a fumble on a kickoff and had a 15-yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Frogs actually could have a bigger lead if not for an Andy Dalton interception in the end zone on a tipped ball and a missed 26-yard field goal.
TCU coach Gary Patterson said on ESPN 103.3 FM's radio broadcast at the half, that there's plenty of time left.
"Everybody get back in the staidum," Patterson said. "This is not over yet. I'm going to need everybody here."
A few TCU notes from the second quarter:
- Antoine Hicks' 1-yard scoring run was his fourth rushing touchdown on only seven carries this season. With four scoring receptions, he now has eight touchdowns on the year on just 21 touches.
- Tank Carderıs 15-yard interception return for a touchdown was also his first career pick. Itıs the first interception return for a touchdown since Jerry Hughes scored on a 24-yard return last year at SMU (Sept. 20).
- Ryan Christianıs five first-half receptions for 48 yards nearly double his season high of three entering the game. His career best is six catches on two occasions, the last being the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl victory over Boise State.