ABOUT THE GAME
* After playing four of its opening five games at home, TCU returns to Amon G. Carter Stadium for the first time in four weeks when it hosts Texas Tech Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
* Beginning with Saturday, all five of TCU’s remaining regular-season games are in Texas. The Horned Frogs left the state only twice this year (Oct. 8 at Kansas, Oct. 22 at West Virginia).
* Over the last three seasons, TCU has the Big 12’s second-best overall record (27-6) and conference mark (17-5).
* TCU is 33-11 in regular-season games following a loss under head coach Gary Patterson.
* In 16 seasons with Patterson, TCU is 76-16 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs have won 15 of their last 17 home games.
* Patterson is 3-3 as TCU’s head coach versus Texas Tech.
* Both teams’ starting quarterbacks are sons of former Major League Baseball pitchers. Ken Hill, father of TCU’s Kenny Hill, pitched 14 seasons (1988-01) in the big leagues. Pat Mahomes, father of Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes II, took the mound in the majors from 1992-03.
* Texas Tech holds a 30-25-3 edge over TCU in the all-time series that began with a 28-16 Horned Frogs win in Fort Worth in 1926.
* TCU is 19-12 versus Texas Tech in Fort Worth and 6-18-3 in Lubbock.
* Since joining the Big 12, TCU is 2-2 versus Texas Tech with wins in the last two games. Prior to last season’s 55-52 victory in Lubbock, the Horned Frogs won 82-27 in the last meeting in Fort Worth in 2014.
* Last year’s 55-52 win snapped a four-game TCU losing streak in Lubbock and was its first victory at Texas Tech since a 30-16 win in 1991.
* Two members of TCU’s coaching staff have spent time at Texas Tech.
* TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie came to the Horned Frogs after four seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Tech (2010-13).
* Cumbie was the Red Raiders’ co-offensive coordinator and outside receivers coach in 2013. He stepped into a play-calling role as interim OC when the Red Raiders totaled 429 yards in a 34-31 win over Minnesota in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl.
* Cumbie became the Red Raiders’ starting quarterback as a senior in 2004. He led Texas Tech to an 8-4 record, capping the season by passing for 520 yards and earning Holiday Bowl Most Valuable Player honors in a 45-31 victory over No. 4 California.
* TCU defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chad Glasgow was Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator in 2011. He returned to TCU in 2012 as safeties coach, the same position he held from 2001-10.
DID YOU KNOW?
* TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie has been on both sides of scoring history in the TCU-Texas Tech series.
* He helped lead the Horned Frogs to single-game TCU and Big 12 scoring records with the 82-27 victory over the Red Raiders in 2014.
* The most points ever allowed by TCU under Gary Patterson was in 2004, when Cumbie was the starting quarterback for Texas Tech in its 70-35 win.
* The Horned Frogs have just eight scholarship seniors on this year’s team.
* Kenny Hill is seventh nationally in total offense (357.1 yards per game) and eighth in passing yards (327.1 per game).
* In his opening seven games at TCU, Kenny Hill has three of the top nine single-game passing yard totals.
* Kyle Hicks leads TCU in rushing (582) and receptions (30). He is one of only five players nationally over 500 yards rushing and 300 receiving (325). His 30 receptions are fourth among FBS running backs.
* Jaelan Austin is tied for third nationally with his streak of a touchdown catch in four straight games.
* TCU has at least one sack in a school-record 37 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in the nation (Ohio State, 42).
* TCU tops the Big 12 with 27 sacks, while its average of 3.9 per game is second nationally behind only Alabama (4.0).
* Linebackers Travin Howard (69) and Ty Summers (65) rank first and second, respectively, in tackles.