TCU recorded its 600th win in program history last night as the Frogs took down the Longhorns in Austin 20-13. It was an outstanding game that TCU controlled from the opening kickoff. This was the definition of a team win. Let’s go Inside the Numbers.
The Horned Frogs improved to 4-1 on the road in Big 12 play and is now 14-9 against ranked teams under head coach Gary Patterson.
Trevone Boykin was 7-9 for 82 yards and 1 interception through the air, but he came up big on the ground rushing for 77 yards on 10 carries.
Jason Verrett was the player of the game in my opinion. Verrett’s team-best 6th interception marks the most by a Horned Frog in a season since Jason Goss had eight in 2002. He was all over the field last night. Is there a better CB in the Big 12? I don’t think so.
Devonte Fields recorded his team-best 9th sack of the season. He totaled 2 tackles for a loss. He was also selected as a captain for this game. I am trying to find out if Fields is the first true freshman to be a captain for a Patterson led team.
The Texas offense came into the game averaging 183 yards per game on the ground. The Frogs defense held them to 86 total rushing yards.
Kenny Cain set a new career-high with 14 tackles, including a sack. His previous high was 13 against Portland State last season.
Josh Boyce did not record a catch which snapped his 30 game streak of having at least one reception. Boyce has at least one catch in 35 of 37 career contests.
TCU now has 20 takeaways in its last five road games.
This was a huge win for the Frogs. I couldn’t be more proud of this team right now. Hopefully they can figure out how to win at home and take care of Oklahoma on December 1st.