Superb Andy Dalton named nation's best

November, 7, 2010
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TCU quarterback Andy Dalton was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week after an historic performance in which he passed for a career-high 355 yards to lead the No. 3 Horned Frogs to a 47-7 wipeout of No. 5 Utah.

The nation's winningest active quarterback with 39 victories, Dalton completed 21-of-26 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The 355 yards surpassed Dalton's previous career-best of 344 yards at Stanford as a freshman in 2007.

Dalton, a Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist, helped TCU reach the 10-win mark for the seventh time in the last nine seasons. Dalton's 80.8 completion percentage at Utah tied for the sixth-best single-game mark in TCU history. In the last eight games, Dalton has three of the top-seven all-time single-game completion percentages at TCU.

Dalton also extended his Mountain West Conference record to 18 consecutive games with a touchdown pass when he hit Josh Boyce with a 26-yard strike to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive on the game's opening series.

Later in the first quarter, Dalton and Boyce connected on a 93-yard touchdown pass for the third-longest play in TCU history.

Dalton's 369 yards of total offense moved him into second place in Mountain West Conference history with 11,320 yards. Dalton is already TCU's career leader in that category.

For the season, Dalton has completed a TCU single-season record 67.5 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He's also third on the Horned Frogs with 418 yards rushing on a 6.0 per carry mark.

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