ABOUT THE GAME
*TCU opens its fifth season in the Big 12 Conference when it hosts Iowa State at 11 a.m.
*TCU has the Big 12's best overall record (24-4) and conference mark (15-3) over the last three seasons.
*Dating back to last year, three of TCU's last four games have gone to multiple overtimes: a 28-21 win versus Baylor in double OT, a 47-41 victory over Oregon in triple OT at the Valero Alamo Bowl and a 41-38 defeat in double OT last week to Arkansas.
*TCU is 31-11 in regular-season games following a loss under Gary Patterson.
*Patterson is 4-1 as a head coach versus Iowa State.
*The Horned Frogs are playing at home for a third straight game for the first time since 2011, when it hosted ULM, Portland State and SMU in consecutive weeks.
*TCU and Iowa State will be meeting for just the eighth time in their history.
*The Horned Frogs hold a 6-1 series lead. Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 3-1 versus Iowa State.
*TCU is 2-1 versus Iowa State in Fort Worth, 3-0 in Ames and 1-0 at neutral sites (2005 Houston Bowl).
*In the Cyclones' last visit to Fort Worth, TCU won 55-3 in the 2014 regular-season finale to capture its first Big 12 championship.
*Iowa State took a 37-23 victory in 2012 in the Horned Frogs' first-ever Big 12 home game. It also snapped a 12-game TCU winning streak that was the longest in the nation at the time.
*Prior to TCU beginning Big 12 play in 2012, the teams had not met since a 27-24 Horned Frogs' victory in the 2005 Houston Bowl.
*The series began with a 27-10 TCU win in Fort Worth in 1995.
*TCU head coach Gary Patterson's first game on the Horned Frogs' sideline was a 31-21 victory at Iowa State in 1998. Patterson was TCU's defensive coordinator at the time.
HOME SWEET HOME
*In 16 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU is 75-15 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*The Horned Frogs' 14-game home winning streak, which was third nationally behind only Florida State (22) and Clemson (17), was snapped in last week's 41-38 double-overtime loss to Arkansas.
*TCU was picked to finish second in the Big 12.
*The Horned Frogs are not ranked for the first time in the last 31 polls, dating back to Sept. 21, 2014.
*The Horned Frogs have finished in the top 10 in back-to-back seasons and five times in the last eight years. In 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has posted six top-10 finishes and 10 in the top 25.
*TCU has reached the 11-win mark eight times in the last 11 seasons.
*Patterson tops all Big 12 coaches in career winning percentage (.623, 43-26) in one-score games, including a 9-3 mark (.750) the last three seasons.
*The Horned Frogs have just eight scholarship seniors on this year's team.
*TCU has at least one sack in a school-record 32 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the nation (Ohio State, 37).
*The Horned Frogs lead the nation in third-down conversions at 67.6 percent (23-of-34).
*Kenny Hill is the only player to rank in the top five nationally in rushing touchdowns (3), total offense (477.0 yards per game) and passing yards (408.0 yards per game).
*Hill leads the Horned Frogs with 138 yards rushing on a 6.3 per carry mark. The last quarterback to lead TCU in rushing for a season was Mal Fowler with 376 yards in 1952.
*KaVontae Turpin leads the nation in all-purpose yards (236.0 yards per game). He's the only player to rank in the top five nationally in both punt returns (28.8 average) and kickoff returns (34.0 average).
*Turpin is averaging 20.5 yards each time he touches the ball this season.
*Turpin is TCU's leading receiver with 14 catches. In each game this season, he has tied a career high with seven receptions.