Sunday, October 26, 2003

TCU 62 - Houston 55

There was no overtime. This was the closest thing to touch football that I've ever seen.

In the previous 5 games, TCU had given up 61 total points. TCU was allowing an average of 278 Total Yards per game going in. Houston had 685 yards total offense in the game.

TCU lost their veteran safety 3 weeks ago. He was arguably their best defender, and he ran the coverages in the secondary. TCU's secondary was completely confused against Houston, and allowed receivers to run free all day.

Houston completed only 17 passes- for 442 yards! Houston averaged 26 yards per completion! I've never heard of anything like that in any game.

TCU's starting QB did not suit up. The backup QB threw 17 of 27 for 375 and 4 TD's, 0 Int's, plus 10 rushes for 66 yards.

TCU Redshirt freshman Robert Merrill rushed for 204 yards. TCU sophomore Lonta Hobbs rushed for 102 yards (shades of the Pony Express!).

TCU rushed for 407 yards, and passed for 375 yards, setting a school record of 782 total yards in the game.

The Houston QB threw for 442 yards and rushed for 114 yards.

Houston had a receiver catch 6 for 232 with 2 TD's.

TCU had a receiver catch 6 for 171 with 2 TD's, then add a rushing TD for his 3rd TD of the game. This kid went to high school in Houston, so this was a memorable day for him.

Both teams combined for 63 first downs.

The combined point total of 117 is a Conference USA record.

There were no defensive touchdowns in the game.

I'm hoping Jeff and Karen saw this game from the end zone!

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