No. 19 TCU Hosts Oklahoma Saturday


Kyle Hicks
Sept. 26, 2016



TCU
(3-1, 1-0 Big 12)
versuscoding
Oklahoma
(1-2, 0-0 Big 12)


October 1, 2016 | 4 p.m. CDT | Fort Worth, Texas | Amon G. Carter Stadium

Television Listing FOX
Television Talent Gus Johnson (PBP), Joel Klatt (color), Shannon Spake (Sideline)
Radio Listing WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 93, XM 202, 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
*No. 19 TCU hosts Oklahoma in a Saturday 4 p.m. contest on FOX.
*Over the last three seasons, TCU has the Big 12's best overall record (26-4) and conference mark (16-3).
*All four Big 12 meetings between TCU and Oklahoma have been decided by seven points or less, a total of 15 points. The Sooners have won three of those games.
*The game features the all-time winningest coaches at both schools. TCU's Gary Patterson has 146 victories at TCU, while Bob Stoops has 180 for Oklahoma.
*Patterson and Stoops are two of just three active head coaches, all from the Big 12, with at least 146 wins at their current schools. Kansas State's Bill Snyder has 195.
*TCU has opened with a record of 3-1 or better for the eighth time in the last nine seasons and 12th time in 16 years under Patterson. The Horned Frogs are looking to go 4-1 or better for the seventh time in nine years.
*TCU is playing at home for the fourth time in five games this season. Ten of the Horned Frogs' 12 contests in 2016 are in Texas.

SERIES HISTORY
*Oklahoma holds a 10-5 series lead over TCU.
*No. 25 TCU won 37-33 over No. 3 Oklahoma in 2014, the last time the teams played in Fort Worth.
*The Horned Frogs are 2-5 versus the Sooners in Fort Worth, 3-4 in Norman and 0-1 in Oklahoma City.
*The first game in the series was a 34-19 Sooners' win in Oklahoma City in 1944.
*TCU's 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in 2005 was its first victory over an opponent ranked that high since a 6-0 decision at No. 1 Texas in 1961.

HOME SWEET HOME
*In 16 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU is 76-15 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*The Horned Frogs have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
*TCU's14-game home winning streak, which was third nationally behind only Florida State (22) and Clemson (18), was snapped in the 41-38 double-overtime loss to Arkansas.

FAMILIAR NAMES
*TCU defensive tackle Aaron Curry is the son of Aaron Curry, the 24th all-time leading scorer in Oklahoma men's basketball history with 1,237 points (1977-80).
*The younger Curry is one of four players, including three Horned Frogs (L.J. Collier, Tipa Galeai), tied for the Big 12 lead with 2 1/2 sacks.
*Curry tops TCU defensive linemen with 17 tackles.

TCU NOTABLES
*The Horned Frogs have just eight scholarship seniors on this year's team.
*TCU has 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.
*Dating back to last year, three of TCU's last six 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 to Arkansas Sept. 10.
*TCU has at least one sack in a school-record 34 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the nation (Ohio State, 38).
*TCU leads the Big 12 with 14 sacks while tying for 14th nationally with its average of 3.5 per game.
*The Horned Frogs rank fourth nationally in total offense at 576.0 yards per game.
*Over the last two games, TCU's defense has allowed just 11.5 points and 337.5 yards per game.
*Kenny Hill is the only player to rank in the top 10 nationally in total offense (413.2 yards per game), passing yards (371.8 yards per game) and rushing touchdowns (6).
*Kyle Hicks leads TCU in rushing (314) and receptions (20). He is one of two players nationally with at least 310 yards rushing and 220 receiving.
*Hill (6) and Hicks (5) are tied for second nationally in most rushing TDs (11) by a pair of teammates.
*Over the last two games, John Diarse has 13 receptions for 236 yards (18.2 avg.) and a touchdown.
*Ty Summers leads the Big 12 in tackles with 39. He has been in double figures in stops the last three games.

 

 

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