HOUSTON -- TCU dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage in rolling to a 36-13 win at Houston in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
GoFrogs: TCU Dominates in Big 12 Opener
The Horned Frogs had 564 yards of offense while holding the Cougars to 266. TCU held its opponent without an offensive touchdown for the second straight game.
Houston's opening four possessions of the game went inside the TCU 31, but it came away with just three points. Namdi Obiazor and Damonic Williams combined for a stop for no gain on a 4th-and-1 at the TCU 23, and an incomplete pass on a 4th-and-1 at the 5 also turned the ball over on downs to TCU.
Chandler Morris totaled 367 yards of offense, completing 24-of-37 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns while adding 53 yards rushing. Emani Bailey topped 100 yards for the second time this season with a team-best 126.
The Horned Frogs started fast in both halves.
TCU took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in six plays for a 7-0 lead on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Morris to Warren Thompson. On its first series of the second half, TCU drove 70 yards in four plays to extend its 20-13 halftime lead to 26-13 on a 31-yard scoring strike from Morris to Savion Williams.
Griffin Kell made field goals of 40, 53 and 37 yards.
TCU returns home next Saturday, Sept. 23, to host SMU. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. with the game televised on FS1.
TCU Football Postgame Notes
TCU 36, Houston 13
*TCU opened its 12th season in the Big 12 Conference.
*TCU held its opponent without an offensive touchdown for the second straight game.
*The Horned Frogs fell four points short of scoring at least 40 in their opening three games for just the second time in program history. The only time was 2000.
*Under Head Coach Sonny Dykes, TCU is 10-0 in Big 12 regular-season games.
*TCU is 7-0 in road games under Dykes.
*TCU's seven-game road winning streak, all under Dykes, is tied for second nationally.
*The Horned Frogs are 15-0 under Dykes when ahead or even in turnover margin. TCU was even against Houston.
*TCU had 564 yards of offense while holding Houston to 266.
*TCU and Houston met for the first time since a 20-13 Horned Frogs win in the 2007 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium. It was also the last time TCU played in the city of Houston.
*Dating back to 1993, TCU has a nine-game winning streak over Houston.
*TCU had six sacks, increasing its season total to 13 in three games.
*Dykes is 4-2 as a head coach versus Houston, going 1-0 at TCU, 2-1 while at SMU and 1-1 during his time at Louisiana Tech.
*TCU scored for the 385th consecutive game, the second-longest streak in NCAA history. No. 1 is Florida at 439 games (1988-present). The Horned Frogs haven't been blanked since Nov. 16, 1991, at Texas (32-0).
*TCU wore a purple helmet, white jersey and white pants.
*Chandler Morris completed 24-of-37 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns while adding 53 yards rushing for 367 in total offense.
*Emani Bailey rushed for 126 yards on 23 carries for his second 100-yard game of the season.
*Bailey's 16-yard scoring run was his first touchdown of the season.
*Warren Thompson's first touchdown as a Horned Frog came on a 33-yard reception from Morris on the game's opening possession.
*JP Richardson's team-best six receptions for 60 yards equaled his TCU-high of six against Colorado. His personal-best is seven for Oklahoma State against Texas last season.
*Savion Williams' 31-yard touchdown catch was his first of the season and fifth of his career, tying Jared Wiley for the most among current Horned Frogs.
*Trey Sanders had an 18-yard scoring run for TCU's final points of the game and his team-best fourth rushing touchdown of the season.
*Paul Oyewale had two sacks to give him a team-best 3.0 on the season.
*Bud Clark had his first interception of the season and the sixth of his career, tops among current Horned Frogs
*Zach Marcheselli recorded his first career pick.
*Johnny Hodges and Namdi Obiazor tied for the team lead with seven tackles.
*Hodges combined on two sacks, one with Jamoi Hodge and another with Micheal Ibukun-Okeyode.
*Jaionte McMillan had his first career sack.
*Griffin Kell had field goals of 40, 53 and 37 yards. He is donating $20 to Fort Worth's Hope Center for Autism for every made kick. He is at $100 this season.
*Jordy Sandy placed one punt inside the 20, at the Houston 1. He is also donating $20 to Fort Worth's Hope Center for Autism for every punt inside the 20-yard line. He's up to $60 this season. He did the same last year and totaled $360.