From 1 to 109: A look back at Gary Patterson's biggest wins.

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  • No. 1: TCU 19, North Texas 5

    Nick Browne, who later would earn all-America honors, tied a school record with four field goals, and Kevin Brown caught a 12-yard touchdown pass as the Horned Frogs beat the Mean Green in Denton to give Patterson his first career win as a head coach. TCU lost the week before to then-No. 4 (and eventual national runner-up) Nebraska 21-7 on the road.
  • No. 15: TCU 27, Memphis 20

    Freshman Lonta Hobbs ran for 287 yards and three touchdowns, including a score with 38 seconds left in the game to give the Frogs a win over the Tigers at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The win gave TCU at least a share of the Conference-USA title, Patterson’s first league championship as a head coach.
  • No. 33: TCU 17, Oklahoma 10

    No. 33: TCU 17, Oklahoma 10
    Coming off a 5-6 season the year before, Patterson’s Frogs shocked Oklahoma – and the rest of the nation – with a win over the Sooners in Norman, handing Bob Stoops just his second career loss at home. OU wouldn’t lose at Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium again until last November against Texas Tech. “I think that nine times out of 10, Oklahoma wins this game,” Patterson said after the game. “This was our one…TCU is not gone.”
  • No. 55: TCU 27, Baylor 0

    No. 55: TCU 27, Baylor 0
    After an 11-win season in 2006, TCU plugged a redshirt freshman named Andy Dalton into the starting lineup and shut out the Bears at home. Dalton threw for 205 yards and a touchdown to lead the Frogs, who were without star defensive end Tommy Blake.
  • No. 73: TCU 17, Boise State 16

    No. 73: TCU 17, Boise State 16
    The Frogs outgained the Broncos 472 to 250 yards in the Poinsettia Bowl, handing then-No. 9 Boise State its first loss of the season. The game pitted college football’s perennial mid-major powers who one year later would meet in the Fiesta Bowl where the Broncos would end up winning 17-10.
  • No. 83: TCU 55, Utah 28

    No. 83: TCU 55, Utah 28
    College Gameday broadcasted from the Campus Commons, 50,307 fans filled Amon G. Carter stadium and the Frogs routed then-No. 16 Utah, a game for TCU that was hardly ever in doubt but put to bed for good when Tank Carder returned an interception for a touchdown to make it 35-7 with 11:40 left in the first half. TCU’s big win put it even more on the national stage.
  • No. 98: TCU 21, Wisconsin 19

    No. 98: TCU 21, Wisconsin 19
    One year after losing to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl, Patterson and TCU earned its first BCS bowl to finish 13-0. Dalton was an efficient 15-for-23 for 217 yards and a touchdown, but the Frogs’ Rose Bowl win will be remembered most for a play made by Carder late in the fourth quarter. “Today we played for us, and for all the schools that wanted a chance,” Patterson said afterward.
  • No. 106: TCU 36, Boise State 35

    No. 106: TCU 36, Boise State 35
    After stumbling to a 3-2 start, Patterson’s Frogs matured and were able to steal a win against then-No. 5 Boise State in Boise where the Broncos hadn’t lost a regular season game since 2001. Casey Pachall, whose comeback efforts against Baylor and SMU earlier in the season fell short, threw for 473 yards and five touchdowns. “I told (Pachall) at the beginning of the week that games like this is how legends are made,” Patterson said after the game.
  • No. 109: TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24

    No. 109: TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24
    Pachall threw for 206 yards and tossed a 42-yard touchdown to Skye Dawson with 4:26 left in the game to put the Frogs ahead. Dawson was named offensive MVP, and TCU capped another 11-win season under Patterson, who now stands just one win away from becoming the school’s all-time winningest coach.