Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dalton poised to break records

By the end of the 2010 season, you can expect to see Andy Dalton's name plastered all over the TCU record books, especially when you consider he already owns the top place on a few lists.

Dalton's 222 pass completions for the year in 2007 represent the most completions ever in one season by a TCU passer, as do his 371 attempts. By hitting on 59.8% of his pass attempts, Dalton recorded the 4th-most accurate season in TCU history, trailing Jeff Ballard's record of 61.9% in 2006 by just over 2%.

His 2,459 yards were BY FAR the most ever by a TCU freshman, and in fact were the second-most ever recorded in a single-season at TCU and just 165 yards behind Max Knake's 1994 school record. With his first 925 yards this fall, Dalton will pass the legendary Sammy Baugh on the school's all-time passing yardage list and if he holds his current pace he will break Knake's career record by the end of his junior season.

While not all of his stats last year were great- see his 11 interceptions to just 10 touchdowns, he has a year of starting experience now under his belt and an exciting young corps of receivers that should keep his numbers improving and piling up for the next three autumns.

Morning Dump

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Anyone see The Gator last night?

He got trucked by Donald Driver, then turned around the next play and knocked the helmet off Packer receiver, James Jones. Only problem was Jones kept his feet and scored.

Gator's quote on the play-"You've got to wrap up; NFL receivers are big," said White, who gave about 20 pounds to Jones. "It's not like college, where you pretty much hit a guy and he does down. I learned something from this game. That's the idea. Learn something every game."

On a more Gator like note, he did knock Packers receiver Ruvell Martin out of the game with a "head injury".