TCU Football Hosts Iowa State Saturday


Kyle Hicks
Sept. 12, 2016



TCU
(1-1, 0-0 Big 12)
versuscoding
Iowa State
(0-2, 0-0 Big 12)


September 17, 2016 | 11 a.m. CDT | Fort Worth, Texas | Amon G. Carter Stadium

Television Listing FS1
Television Talent Joe Davis (PBP), Brady Quinn (color), Jenny Taft (Sideline)
Radio Listing WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius/XM (136/199), TuneIn App
Spanish Radio AM 1270 Univision Radio
Listen Online  Listen on FrogVision
Radio Talent   Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color), Landry Burdine (sideline)
Spanish Radio Talent Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)
Multimedia  Watch Tuesday Press Conference


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.

SERIES NOTES
*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.

REMEMBER WHEN?
*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 NOTABLES
*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.

 

 

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