No. 3 TCU Hosts WVU in Thursday Night Contest


Oct. 26, 2015

No. 3 TCU (7-0, 4-0) vs. West Virginia (3-3, 0-3)

 Date (Time) Thursday, Oct. 29 (6:30 p.m. CDT)
 Location Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) | Fort Worth, Texas
 TV
FS1
 TV Talent
Gus Johnson (PBP), Joel Klatt (color), Molly McGrath (sideline)
 Radio Listing  WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius/XM 84
 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. 3 TCU hosts West Virginia.
*Dating back to last season, TCU’s 15-game winning streak ranks second nationally behind Ohio State (21).
*TCU’s 15 straight wins is a school record, breaking the previous mark of 14 set in 1937-38 and 2008-09.
*The Horned Frogs have an 11-game winning streak in Big 12 games.
*TCU is 37-3 as a top-10 team under head coach Gary Patterson, including 26-1 when in the Associated Press or USA Today Top 5.
*Since 2000, TCU’s 24-1 record (.960) as an AP Top 5 team is the best mark nationally. The Horned Frogs have a 21-game winning streak as an AP Top 5 squad.
*TCU is playing at home on a Thursday for the first time since Oct. 16, 2008, when it defeated No. 9 BYU to snap its 16-game winning streak that was the longest in the nation at the time.
*TCU has opened 7-0 for the third time in the last seven years and fourth time overall in 15 seasons under Patterson.
*The Horned Frogs have won 11 of their last 12 regular-season games after an open date.
*TCU’s last two overtime games have been versus WVU, a double-OT win in 2012 and a loss in 2013.
*Patterson is 2-1 as a head coach versus WVU.

TCU-WVU THRILLERS
*All three Big 12 meetings between TCU and West Virginia have been decided on the game’s final play, including two in overtime.
*TCU won last season’s meeting, 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 fifth time. The series is tied 2-2.
*Since TCU and West Virginia began Big 12 play together in 2012, the road team has won all three meetings with each game decided on the final play.
*The Horned Frogs are 0-1 versus the Mountaineers in Fort Worth, 2-0 in Morgantown and 0-1 at neutral sites (1984 Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston).
*Prior to 2012, the only previous meeting between TCU and WVU was a 31-14 Mountaineers’ win in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl at the Astrodome.

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.

HOME SWEET HOME
*In 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU is 71-14 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*TCU has a 10-game home winning streak.
*The Horned Frogs are playing their fourth season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million donor-funded rebuild.
*TCU sold out of football season tickets for the third time in the last four seasons. This year’s record-breaking total is 34,094.
*TCU already has four sellouts this season.

TCU NOTABLES
*The Horned Frogs are second nationally in scoring offense (50.1 points per game) and total offense (616.3 yards per game).
*Trevone Boykin ranks second nationally in total offense (425.6 yards per game) and has thrown a TD pass in 22 consecutive games, tied for the nation’s-longest streak.
*Josh Doctson is second nationally in receiving yards (1,067), receiving yards per game (152.4) and touchdown catches (12). He leads all active players nationally with 32 career TD grabs.
*Jaden Oberkrom is TCU’s career field-goal leader with 66.
*Seven defensive starters and three starting wide receivers have been sidelined this season.
*TCU is tied for the national lead with 29 freshmen (14 true, 15 redshirt) having seen action this season.

 

 

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