2010 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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2010 TCU Horned Frogs football
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Rose Bowl Champions
Mountain West Conference Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Wisconsin, W 21–19
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2 (1 1st place vote)
AP #2 (3 1st place votes)
2010 record 13–0 (8–0 MWC)
Head coach Gary Patterson (10th as head coach,12th overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Jarrett Anderson (2nd as Coordinator, 13th Overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Justin Fuente (2nd as Coordinator, 3rd overall year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas (7th year)
Base defense 4–2–5 defense
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 44,358)
Uniform
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Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 TCU   8 0         13 0  
Utah   7 1         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         9 4  
San Diego State   5 3         9 4  
BYU   5 3         7 6  
Colorado State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
Wyoming   1 7         3 9  
New Mexico   1 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by tenth year head coach Gary Patterson and played its home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. They were members of the Mountain West Conference and were defending conference champions.

After a perfect regular season record, another Mountain West title and a #3 BCS ranking, the team was selected by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses to play Wisconsin of the Big Ten Conference in the 97th edition of the Rose Bowl. They defeated the Badgers 21–19, capping off their first undefeated and untied season since 1938, and only the second overall in the school's 115-year football history.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:45 PM vs. #24 Oregon State* #6 Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Cowboys Classic) ESPN W 30–21   46,138[2]
September 11 6:00 PM Tennessee Tech* #4 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 62–7   37,117[3]
September 18 3:30 PM Baylor* #4 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX Versus W 45–10   47,493[4]
September 24 7:00 PM at SMU* #4 Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Battle for the Iron Skillet) ESPN W 41–24   35,481[5]
October 2 1:00 PM at Colorado State #5 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO the mtn. W 27–0   22,553[6]
October 9 2:30 PM Wyoming #5 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX CBSCS W 45–0   38,081[7]
October 16 3:00 PM BYU #4 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX Versus W 31–3   40,416[8]
October 23 7:00 PM Air Forcedagger #4 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX CBSCS W 38–7   46,096[9]
October 30 10:00 PM at UNLV #4 Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV CBSCS W 48–6   16,745[10]
November 6 2:30 PM at #6 Utah #4 Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT CBSCS W 47–7   46,522[11]
November 13 3:00 PM San Diego State #3 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX Versus W 40–35   45,694[12]
November 27 3:00 PM at New Mexico #4 University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM Versus W 66–17   18,640[13]
January 1 4:10 PM vs. #4 Wisconsin* #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ESPN/ESPN 3D W 21–19   94,118[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time Zone.

Notes[edit]

TCU finished the regular season as the conference leader in scoring offense (520 points, 43.3 average) and scoring defense (137 points, 11.4 average). The Frogs were led by senior quarterback Andy Dalton, who completed 194 of 293 passes for 2638 yards for 26 touchdowns, and tailback Ed Wesley, who carried for 162 times for 1065 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.

Game notes[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

#24 Oregon State vs. #6 TCU
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 7 7 0 21
TCU 7 14 7 2 30

Andy Dalton won his 30th career victory as TCU's starting quarterback, surpassing the school record of Sammy Baugh. [15]


Rose Bowl[edit]

2011 Rose Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 10 3 0 6 19
TCU 14 0 7 0 21

The Horned Frogs made their way to Pasadena as the first team from a non-BCS school to play in the Rose Bowl in the BCS era. The team has recorded two consecutive perfect regular seasons and has appeared in six straight bowl games. The Rose Bowl was their second consecutive BCS bowl game.

Both teams scored double digit points in the first quarter, a Rose Bowl record. The game was close throughout, and was not decided until Wisconsin failed to convert a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter to tie the game. The game marks second time that the Rose Bowl was decided by two points, joining the 1966 game (UCLA 14, Michigan State 12).


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. ( )= first place votes received
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 6 4 4 4 5 5 4 (1) 4 (3) 4 (2) 4 (2) 3 (2) 4 (1) 4 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (3)
Coaches 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 4 (1) 3 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 3 (3) 3 (1) 2 (1)
Harris Not released 4 3 (3) 4 (3) 4 3 (5) 4 (3) 4 (1) 3 (2) 3 (1)
BCS Not released 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

References[edit]

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