TCU Defense: 10 Notables

James McFarland
Aug. 12, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas -- takes a look at 10 key numbers surrounding this year's TCU football defense.

The Horned Frogs return seven defensive starters from the close of last season. TCU also welcomes back four additional defensive starters who suffered season-ending injuries a year ago.

TCU, ranked 14th in the Preseason Amway USA Today Coaches Poll, opens the 2016 campaign Sept. 3 versus South Dakota State. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in Amon G. Carter Stadium.


2 - Current players who have led the Horned Frogs in sacks for a single season (James McFarland, 7, 2014; Josh Carraway, 9, 2015)

4 - Preseason watch lists for Josh Carraway (Lott IMPACT Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Ted Hendricks Award)

15 - Horned Frogs on defense who have made at least one career start

17 - Defensive categories TCU has led the Big 12 in over the last two seasons

23 - Ty Summers' tackles in last year's win over Baylor, marking the most in a game by a Horned Frog in 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson

30 - TCU's active school record streak for consecutive games with at least one sack, ranking second nationally (Ohio State, 35)

69 - Combined second half and overtime points allowed by TCU over its last nine games in 2015

73 - Interceptions recorded by TCU over the last four seasons since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, placing first nationally among Power 5 schools

100 - Wins compared to just three losses in 103 career games under head coach Gary Patterson when the Horned Frogs have allowed 17 points or less

105 - Travin Howard's team-high tackle total last season, representing the ninth straight year a linebacker led the Horned Frogs



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