The Frogs got the 27-7 win over Virginia to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 11 games and improved to 3-0 on the season. Let’s go inside the numbers of this TCU victory.
I always like to start with the QB. Casey Pachall was 21-32 for 305 yards, 3 TD’s and 1 interception. It’s another solid game for Casey, but that interception was extremely disappointing. TCU threw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games for the first time since the opening two contests of the 2004 season versus Northwestern (Sept. 2, 2004) and SMU (Sept. 11, 2004).
A worry for this TCU team coming into the season was the offensive line. Through three games this season, TCU has allowed just 1 sack and did not allow one versus Virginia.
I don’t know if I can say enough good things about Brandon Carter. Carter went over 100 yards receiving for the second-straight game and third time in his career. Carter finished with 128 yards and 1 TD.
Josh Boyce became TCU’s career leader in touchdown receptions at 18 with his 6-yard scoring catch in the second quarter. Boyce broke the mark of 17 held by Mike Renfro (1974-77) and Cory Rodgers (2003-05).
Joel Hasley led the Horned Frogs in tackles with 8 for the second-straight game. Also, Kenny Cain had a monster game. Cain intercepted 2 passes and recovered a fumble. Are TCU fans still worried about the LB position?
I mentioned it last week as well but the defense did a good job of getting off the field on 3rd down. TCU held Virginia to 3 of 16 on 3rd downs. It was also big that the D held the Cavaliers to only 4.7 yards per pass.
What was the biggest stat of the day? 3-0. The Frogs continue to win games, that is really all that matters. There are still kinks that need to be worked out and this team isn’t where it needs to be yet, but as long as they continue to win games, everything will be ok.