TCU, 00:59 left in 1st quarter
Touchdown, TCU Fred Taylor 4 yard run
(Michael Reeder Kick)
TCU 7, UTEP 0
TCU, 11:41 left in 2nd Quarter
Safety, Stephen LeClerc tackled by Kam Hunt in End Zone
TCU 9, UTEP 0
TCU, 00:00 left in 2nd quarter
Field goal, TCU Michael Reeder 57 yards
TCU 12, UTEP 0
TCU, 08:59 left in 3rd quarter
Field goal, TCU Michael Reeder 51 yards
TCU 15, UTEP 0
TCU, 12:23 left in 4th quarter
Field goal TCU Michael Reeder 44 yard
TCU 18, UTEP 0
Fred Taylor 13-26-1-152, Todd Standford 1-2-0-4.
Basil Mitchell 21-90, Fred Taylor 9-29, John Williams 6-18, John Washington 1-7, Lance Williams 2-5, Sterling Boyd 2-4
Koi Woods 5-30, Travis Wilson 2-31, Jason Tucker 2-20, Mike Brown 1-26, Patrick Batteaux 1-15, John Washington 1-13, Basil Mitchell 1-8, Lance Williams 1-9, Simmons 1-4
Royce Huffman 4-152
John Washington 2-2
John Washington 1-12
Reggie Hunt 1-15
Harper 1-5, Anderson 2-3, Janak 0-3, Hunt 1-4, Taft 0-4, Davern 2-5, White 5-2, Staten 2-1, Browning 0-6, Allen 1-3, Thompson 0-1, Johnson 0-3, Stephens 0-3, Mullins 2-1, Mortensen 2-3, Masters 1-0, Wilson 0-1, Gary 0-1, Phipps, 1-0.
Special Teams (Tackles)
Hunt 1, Bentley 1, Gary 1, Phipps 1
Staten 1-35, Allen 1-1
Passes Broken Up
Anderson, Taft, White, Allen (1 each)
Tackles for Loss
Harper 1-3, Anderson 1-4, Hunt 1-4, Mortensen 1-1.
Hickl 10-31, E. Johnson 4-22, Polk 8-20, Smith 4-11, C. Johnson 1-3, Lilja 3-(minus-2).
Hickl 10-17-2-44, Lilja 4-7-0-8.
C. Johnson 8-35, Carpenter 2-7, Blair 1-7, E. Johnson 3-3.
|7-15||3rd Down Conv||4-15|
|309||Total Net Yards||137|
|69||Total Offensive Plays||54|
|4.5||Avg Gain per Play||2.5|
|153||Net Yards Rushing||85|
|41||Total Rushing Plays||30|
|156||Net Yards Passing||52|
|38||Avg per Punt||42.1|
|0-0||Fumble Return Yards||0-0|
|1-1||Extra Pts m-att||0-0|
|3-4||Field Goals m-att||0-0|
|35:11||Time of Possession||24:49|
Fred Taylor ran for a touchdown and Michael Reeder kicked three field goals -- two of more than 50 yards -- as Texas Christian blanked Texas-El Paso, 18-0, in the Western Athletic Conference for their first shutout in nine years.
TCU (2-3, 1-1 WAC Mountain) stopped a three-game losing streak in its first conference home game. The Horned Frogs posted their first shutout since a 24-0 blanking of Baylor in 1987. The Miners (2-4, 0-3 Mountain) were stopped for the first time since a 52-0 loss to Colorado State in 1993.
Taylor's four-yard run gave TCU a 7-0 lead with 59 seconds left in the first quarter. Basil Mitchell had 90 yards on 21 carries for the Horned Frogs.
A safety by linebacker Kam Hunt gave TCU a 9-0 lead just over four minutes into the second quarter. Reeder kicked a 57-yard field goal with no time on the clock at the end of the first half. Reeder's effort was a TCU school record.
Reeder, who had a 52-yarder against Kansas earlier this year, booted a 51-yarder in the third quarter and added a 44-yarder in the fourth.
The Miners were held to just 85 yards rushing and 52 passing.
TCU vs UTEP Pre-Game Press Release
TCU Football 1996