TCU Football Postgame Notes

Team Notes

* TCU lost for just the third time in 10 meetings against Texas in Big 12 play.

 

* TCU’s Gary Patterson fell to 7-4 against Texas. His .636 winning percentage ranks No. 1 nationally among all head coaches, past or present, who have faced Texas at least six times since 1996. The seven victories are tied for second by a head coach against Texas since 1996, trailing only Bob Stoops (11).

 

* TCU played its fourth consecutive home game to open the season, just the second time (1979) in program history it has opened a season with four straight home contests.

 

* The Horned Frogs are 94-29 under Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

 

* TCU scored for the 359th consecutive game. It’s the nation’s second-longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history. The Horned Frogs haven’t been blanked since Nov. 16, 1991, at Texas (32-0).

 

* TCU’s captains were Taye Barber, Max Duggan, Ochaun Mathis and Dee Winters. Duggan, Mathis and Winters have been captains in each game this season.

 

* TCU wore a purple jersey, black pants and a black helmet.

 

Individual Notes

 

Offense

* Zach Evans had 15 carries for 113 yards, topping the 100 mark for the third consecutive game and fifth time in the last seven contests. He added three receptions.

 

* Evans is the first Horned Frog with three straight 100-yard games since Darius Anderson in 2019.

 

* Evans had a 12-yard first-quarter touchdown to give him a rushing score in five of the last six games.

 

* Taye Barber had two receptions for 25 yards, pushing him over the 100 career mark in catches. He’s now at 101.

 

* J.D. Spielman had an 11-yard touchdown grab as part of two catches to extend his streak to 40 consecutive games with a reception, second-longest in the nation. It also represents every game in his collegiate career.

 

* Derius Davis tied a career-high with six receptions, equaling his total in last season’s win over Oklahoma State.

 

* Right guard Brandon Coleman and true freshman wide receiver Quincy Brown made their first career starts.

 

* Kendre Miller’s 2-yard touchdown gave him a rushing score in three of four games this season. He’s tied with Evans for the team lead with three rushing touchdowns.

 

* Max Duggan completed 20-of-28 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He also rushed for 33 yards.

 

 

Defense

 

* Dylan Horton recorded his first two sacks of the season, giving him three in his TCU career. He is the first Horned Frog with multiple sacks in a game since Ochaun Mathis had two in last year’s season finale against Louisiana Tech.

 

* Horton totaled a TCU career best and team-high nine tackles, equaling his combined total of nine stops for the season entering the game. The nine stops surpass his season total of eight in 2020.

 

* Nook Bradford, making his first start of the season and second of his career, had his first career interception to go with eight tackles, including one for loss.

 

* Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, who made his debut at safety after starting the game at cornerback, had a career-high in tackles for the second straight game with nine stops. He also forced a fumble.

 

* Jamoi Hodge totaled eight tackles, topping his career total of six stops entering the game.

 

* Defensive tackle Patrick Jenkins made his first career start.

 

* Defensive end Khari Coleman, the 2020 Co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American, made his season debut after missing the opening three games due to injury.

 

 

Special Teams

 

* J.D. Spielman had a TCU career best 87-yard return on the game’s opening kickoff. It was the Horned Frogs’ longest kickoff return since KaVontae Turpin scored on a 99-yard effort against Oklahoma in 2018.

 

* Jordy Sandy’s 62-yard punt, the second-longest of his career, was downed at the Texas 1-yard line.

 

* Griffin Kell’s 25- and 36-yard field goals made him 5-of-7 on the season and 20-of-28 in his career.