TCU to Face No. 12 WVU in Morgantown


Kenny Hill
Oct. 17, 2016



TCU
(4-2, 2-1 Big 12)
versuscoding
West Virginia
(5-0, 2-0 Big 12)


October 22, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. CDT | Morgantown, W.Va. | Milan Puskar Stadium

Television Listing ABC/ESPN2
Television Talent Dave Pasch (PBP), Greg McElroy (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
Radio Listing WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, TuneIn App
Spanish Radio AM 1270 Univision Radio
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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 leaves Texas for the second and final time this regular season when it travels to No. 12 West Virginia for a Saturday 2:30 p.m. CDT contest.
* Ten of TCU’s 12 contests in 2016 are in Texas.
* The Horned Frogs have won 12 of their last 13 regular-season games after an open date.
* Over the last three seasons, TCU is tied for the Big 12’s best overall record (27-5) and conference mark (17-4).
* Saturday’s game features two of the top nine offenses in the nation. West Virginia (534.2 yards per game) is seventh with TCU (530.7) ninth.
* TCU’s Gary Patterson is 3-1 as a head coach versus West Virginia.

TCU-WVU THRILLERS
* The first three Big 12 meetings (2012-14) between TCU and West Virginia were decided on the game’s final play, including two in overtime.
* TCU won the 2014 contest, its last trip to Morgantown, 31-30 on a Jaden Oberkrom 37-yard field goal as time expired.
* West Virginia won 30-27 in overtime in Fort Worth in 2013.
* In TCU’s first-ever visit to Morgantown in 2012, the Horned Frogs took a 39-38 double-OT victory.

SERIES NOTES
* TCU and West Virginia are facing each other for the sixth time. TCU leads the series 3-2.
* After TCU and West Virginia began Big 12 play together in 2012, the road team won the first three meetings with each game decided on the final play. The Horned Frogs won 40-10 last season.
* TCU is 2-0 versus the Mountaineers in Morgantown, 1-1 in Fort Worth and 0-1 at neutral sites (1984 Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston).
* Prior to 2012, the only previous meeting between TCU and West Virginia was a 31-14 Mountaineers’ win in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl at the Astrodome.

ROAD WARRIORS
* Since 2009, TCU has the nation’s fifth-best road record (31-9, .775).
* TCU is 12-8 on the road in its Big 12 history.
* Six of TCU’s last nine Big 12 road games have been decided by seven points or less. The Horned Frogs are 5-1 in those games. Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 8-4 in conference road games decided by seven points or less.
* Since 2009, TCU is seventh nationally in most road wins (6) over Associated Press Top-25 teams.

FAMILIAR FACES
* TCU co-offensive coordinators Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham have ties with West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.
* Holgorsen was Texas Tech’s inside receivers coach when Cumbie was a quarterback for the Red Raiders (2000-04).
* Holgorsen was Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2010, when Meacham was the Cowboys’ tight ends/inside receivers coach.

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 is tied with Oregon for the nation’s longest active streak (36 games) with at least 20 points.
* Kenny Hill is one of three players nationally to rank in the top five in total offense (391.3 yards per game) and passing yards (357.0 per game). His seven rushing touchdowns are tied for second in the Big 12 and tied for fifth in the country among quarterbacks.
* In his opening six games as a Horned Frog, Hill has three of the top nine single-game passing yard totals.
* Kyle Hicks leads TCU in rushing (479) and receptions (27). He is the only player nationally over 400 yards rushing and 300 receiving (308). His 27 receptions are tied for second among FBS backs.
* Hill (7) and Hicks (7) are tied for second nationally in most rushing TDs (14) by a pair of teammates.
* TCU has at least one sack in a school-record 36 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the nation (Ohio State, 41).
* TCU is second in the Big 12 and seventh nationally with 22 sacks (3.7 per game).
* Linebackers Ty Summers (64) and Travin Howard (58) are the Big 12’s leading tacklers.

 

 

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