No. 2 TCU Travels to Kansas State


Oct. 5, 2015

No. 2 TCU (5-0, 2-0) at Kansas State (3-1, 0-1)

 Date (Time)  Saturday, Oct. 10 (6:30 p.m. CDT)
 Location  Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000) | Manhattan, Kan.
 TV
 FOX
 TV Talent
 Gus Johnson (PBP), Joel Klatt (color), Molly McGrath (sideline)
 Radio Listing  WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM
 Spanish Radio  AM 1270 Univision Radio
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color)
 Landry Burdine (sideline)
 Spanish Radio Talent  Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)
 Gametracker  GAMETRACKER
 Game Notes  TCU Game Notes
 Multimedia  Watch Tuesday News Conference

ABOUT THE GAME
*Defending Big 12 champion and No. 2 TCU is at Kansas State in a Saturday 6:30 p.m. contest.
*Dating back to last season, TCU's 13-game winning streak ranks second nationally behind Ohio State (18). The Horned Frogs have their longest winning streak since going 13-0 in the 2010 season, capped by a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.
*TCU's Gary Patterson will be facing his alma mater for the fourth time as a head coach. He is 1-2 with all three meetings taking place since TCU began Big 12 play in 2012.
*Patterson is a 1983 graduate of K-State and a former safety and linebacker for the Wildcats.
*Saturday features the two winningest coaches at their respective schools in Patterson (137) and K-State's Bill Snyder (190). Patterson and Snyder are two of just five active head coaches nationally with 135 wins at their current school.
*TCU is 35-3 as a top-10 team under Patterson, including 24-1 when in the top 5.
*TCU has opened 5-0 for the third time in the last seven years and fourth time overall in 15 seasons under Patterson.

ROAD WARRIORS
*Since 2009, TCU has the nation's third-best road record (27-7, .794).
*TCU's 32-10 record (.762) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the third-best mark nationally.
*The Horned Frogs are 9-6 on the road in their Big 12 history.
*TCU has won 21 of its last 27 conference road games.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU and Kansas State are meeting for just the ninth time in their history with the series tied at 4-4.
*The Horned Frogs are 1-3 against the Wildcats in Manhattan and 3-1 in Fort Worth.
*TCU's only previous win in Manhattan was a 24-22 decision in 1985.
*Prior to TCU beginning Big 12 play in 2012, the schools had not met on the gridiron since 1986.
*Last year's 41-20 win was TCU's first victory over K-State in three Big 12 meetings.
*The first game in the series was a 45-0 K-State victory in Manhattan in 1922.
*After that initital game, the schools did not play again until meeting in four consecutive seasons from 1983-86.

TIES TO THE SUNFLOWER STATE
*TCU head coach Gary Patterson was born in Larned, Kan., and is a native of Rozel, Kan.
*Patterson went to Pawnee Heights High School and then Dodge City Community College, before heading to Kansas State.
*Senior offensive guard Brady Foltz (Rose Hill), who has started all 18 games the last two seasons, is TCU's lone player from Kansas.

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU is tied with USC for the nation's longest active streak for games (18) with a first-quarter touchdown.
*TCU ranks second nationally in scoring offense (50.8 points per game) and total offense (630.0 yards per game).
*Trevone Boykin has the nation's longest streak with a touchdown pass in 20 straight games.
*Boykin, who ranks second nationally in total offense at 408.8 yards per game, leads all active players with 10,634 career yards.
*Boykin's five touchdown passes against Texas gave him 74 in his career, moving him past Andy Dalton (71, 2007-10) into the top spot on TCU's all-time list.
*Josh Doctson ranks second in the nation with 722 yards receiving and eight touchdown catches. His two scoring grabs against Texas gave him 23 in his career, breaking Josh Boyce's TCU mark of 22 (2010-12).
*Doctson had 18 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns at Texas Tech, becoming the first Horned Frog with at least 10 catches in a game since Trevone Boykin had 11 versus West Virginia in 2013.
*Jaden Oberkrom's 64 field goals top all active players nationally and are one shy of Nick Browne's TCU career record (65, 2001-03).
*Seven defensive starters and three starting wide receivers have been sidelined this season.
*TCU leads the nation with 14 players on defense making their first career starts this season.
*The Horned Frogs top the nation with 36 players seeing their first collegiate action in 2015.

 

 

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