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TCU head coach Gary Patterson rewrote Horned Frog record books on Saturday night, with his 110th win at the helm of the Frogs.
He passed legendary coach Dutch Meyer, who was responsible for both of TCU’s national championships in 1935 and 1938.
However, Patterson wasn’t the only Horned Frog setting a record against the hapless Grambling State.
Quarterbacks Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin combined to go 17-17 on pass attempts, the most ever without an incompletion in FBS history.
Pachall, who only played in the first half, was 9-9 for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Wide receiver Josh Boyce, the leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns last year for the Frogs, had 102 yards receiving on four catches for two touchdowns, one of which was a 66-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. Receivers Brandon Carter and David Bush also had touchdown receptions.
The Frogs asserted themselves on the ground as well, rushing for 255 yards, getting over 50 yards from Waymon James (69), B.J. Catalon (63) and Boykin (57).
The majority of Boykin’s rushing yards came on a 34-yard scramble that resulted in a touchdown, and increased TCU’s lead to 49-0.
On special teams, true freshman cornerback Deante’ Gray returned his first ever punt 70 yards for a touchdown. He finished the evening with 160 punt return yards. New kicker Jaden Oberkrom will have relieved Frog fans saying, “Ross Evans who?” in no time, as he went 8-8 on extra point attempts for the game.
The defense got into the action as well, harassing Grambling State QB D.J. Williams all night long. Three Frogs, Devante Fields, Stansley Maponga and Sam Carter, all sacked Williams, and TCU recorded three other tackles for loss.
Junior safety Elisha Olabode had a pick-6 in the first quarter that pushed the lead to 21-0 as the Frogs built a lead early and never looked back.
At the end of the night, Grambling State gained 70 total yards of offense, roughly as much yardage as their band covered in their fantastic halftime show.
Next week, the Frogs head up to Lawrence, Kansas, for their first Big 12 conference game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
Quick Pick: TCU-63, Kansas-10.
The Jayhawks lost to Rice this week, so I fully expect the Frogs to take care of business.
Meanwhile, the Frogs have jumped to #11 in DSR’s College Football Top 25. Check out the rest of the rankings here.