Game-by-Game Review
GAME 810.24.09 Provo, Utah (VERSUS)

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no. 8 TCU
No. 16 BYU

Game 7 vs. UNLV

Homecoming festivities and a visit from ESPN’s College GameDay weren’t enough to help pull off a win for No. 16 BYU as No. 8 TCU walked out of Provo with a 38-7 win at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Cougar running back Harvey Unga was the highlight of the BYU offense, scoring BYU’s lone touchdown in the second quarter. The junior ran 21 times for 122 yards and also recorded three receptions for 11 additional yards. Senior quarterback Max Hall threw for 161 yards, completing 18-of-28 passes and recording one touchdown pass. Tight end Dennis Pitta caught four receptions for 62 yards, leading the Cougars in catches, having done so in 7-of-8 games this season. On the defensive side, junior Andrew Rich totaled eight tackles in the first half alone before finishing with 11, a new career high. Shawn Doman and Matt Bauman also added seven tackles apiece. After a key 23-yard reception on third-down by freshman Brett Thompson, the Cougars began to march in sync late in the second quarter. A pass interference penalty by TCU gave BYU first-and-goal from the five-yard line, setting up Unga for a touchdown on a swing pass right from three yards out on fourth down, to put BYU on the board, 21-7, with just under two minutes left in the first half. Pressure from the Horned Frogs defensive line created difficulties for the Cougars on offense in the second half. Besides being sacked five times, TCU forced BYU into one interception and one lost fumble, converting the two turnovers into a field goal and touchdown, respectively.

TEAM STATS tcu BYU
First Downs 21 18
Rushing Yards (Net)  37-127   37-110
Passing Yards (Net)     285      188
Passes Att-Comp-Int 25-14-0  33-20-1
Total Offense Play-Yards 62-412   70-298
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0     0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 1-0     3-10
Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-24    7-152
Interception Returns-Yards 1-5     0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 6-40.8   6-47.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0      3-1
Penalties-Yards 5-45     9-85
Possession Time 29:09    30:51
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 10  5 of 15
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2  1 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4      1-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards 5-36     2-15

SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM QTR. TIME PLAY PL-YRDS TOP
TCU 1st 6:16 Turner 4 yd run (kick) 9-80 4:44
TCU 1st 2:27 Wesley 28 yd pass Dalton (kick) 4-84 1:40
TCU 2nd 5:03 Young 12 yd pass Dalton (kick) 11-73 5:18
BYU 2nd 1:42 Unga 3 yd pass Hall (kick) 9-73 3:12
TCU 3rd 9:35 Evans 28 yd FG 8-29 3:35
TCU 3rd 5:53 Hicks 75 yd pass Dalton (kick) 3-92 1:07
TCU 4th 12:00 Tucker 7 yd run (kick) 4-25 1:27

SCORING BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Final RECORD
No. 8 TCU 14 7 10 7 38 (7-0, 3-0)
No. 16 BYU 0 7 0 0 7   (6-2, 3-1)

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: (BYU) Unga 21-123; Nelson 4-19; Kariya 1-4; Tonga 3-minus 2. (TCU) Tucker 10-42. PASSING: (BYU) Hall 18-28-1-162; Nelson 2-5-0-26. (TCU) Dalton 13-24-0-241.

RECEIVING: (BYU) Pitta 4-62; Tonga 4-31; Hafoka 3-31; Unga 3-11; Thompson 2-29; Chambers 1-12; George 1-5; Ashworth 1-5; Di Luigi 1-2. (TCU) Young 4-44.

INTERCEPTIONS: (BYU) None (TCU) Washington 1-5.

SACKS: (UA-A): (BYU) Rich 3-8; Doman 3-4; Bauman 0-7; Pendleton 3-3; Clawson 1-5; Johnson 4-1; Denney 3-1; Hooks 2-2; Bradley 1-3; Fuga 0-4; Jorgensen 1-2; Tialavea 0-2; Bills 1-0; Atkinson 1-0; Aguirre 0-1; Putnam 0-1; So’oto 0-1 (TCU) Johnson, T 5-9.

Attendance: 64,641

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