TCU Hosts K-State in Meeting of Top-10 Teams


Nov. 3, 2014

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No. 7 TCU (7-1, 4-1) vs. No. 9 Kansas State (7-1, 5-0)

 Date (Time) Saturday, Nov. 8 (6:30 p.m. CST)
 Location Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) | Fort Worth, Texas
 TV
FOX
 TV Talent
Gus Johnson (PBP), Charles Davis (color), Molly McGrath (sideline)
 Radio Listing  WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 119, XM 199
 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
 Gameday Central  Gameday Central
 Multimedia  Watch Tuesday News Conference

ABOUT THE GAME
*No. 7 TCU hosts No. 9 Kansas State on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
*Gary Patterson, the winningest coach in TCU history, will be facing his alma mater for the third time as a head coach. He is 0-2 with both 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.
*TCU has a 25-3 record when taking the field as a top-10 team under Patterson.
*TCU is facing a top-25 opponent, including three in the top 10, for the fifth time in its last six games.
*K-State is the only Big 12 member TCU has not defeated since it began conference play in 2012.
*The Horned Frogs have opened with a record of 7-1 or better for the fourth time in the last seven seasons and seventh time in 14 years under Patterson.
*Saturday features the two winningest coaches at their respective schools in Patterson (127) and K-State's Bill Snyder (185). Patterson and Snyder are two of just six active head coaches nationally with 100 wins at their current school.
*The Horned Frogs are 66-14 under Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*TCU is playing its third season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU and Kansas State are meeting for just the eighth time in their history with the Wildcats holding a 4-3 lead.
*The Horned Frogs are 2-1 against K-State in Fort Worth and 1-3 against the Wildcats in Manhattan.
*Prior to TCU beginning Big 12 play in 2012, the schools had not met on the gridiron since 1986.
*The Horned Frogs had a three-game winning streak in the series prior to K-State winning both contests with the schools as Big 12 rivals.
*The first meeting 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.

TCU AND K-STATE IN THE BIG 12
*Kansas State won last year's game with TCU, 33-31, on a 41-yard Jack Cantele field goal with 3 seconds left. The Horned Frogs had taken a 31-30 lead on a 56-yard Jaden Oberkrom field goal with 2:13 remaining.
*In 2012, TCU held the No. 2 Wildcats to just 260 yards of offense in a 23-10 loss in Fort Worth.

TIES TO THE SUNFLOWER STATE
*TCU football 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.
*TCU defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Dick Bumpas was K-State's defensive line coach in the 1981-82 seasons.
*Offensive guard Brady Foltz (Rose Hill), who has started all eight games this season, is TCU's lone player from Kansas.

TCU NOTABLES
*Under new co-coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie, TCU has the nation's most improved offense in both total yards (+205.2 ypg) and scoring (+22.9 ppg) from last season. The 22.9 increase in scoring is on pace to set a Big 12 record.
*TCU is on pace to set single-season school records for points, first downs, plays, passing yards and total offense.
*TCU tops the nation in turnover margin (plus 1.9 per game) and turnovers gained (26).
*TCU is second in the nation in scoring offense (48.0 ppg) and third in total offense (550.0 ypg).
*Trevone Boykin tops the Big 12 and is fourth nationally in total offense (361.9 ypg).
*Boykin is just the third quarterback since 2009 to average over 300 yards per game passing (309.0) and at least 50 yards per game rushing (52.9). The others were Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel.
*TCU tops the Big 12 in six defensive categories.
*Paul Dawson, who tops TCU with 91 stops, is the lone player in the nation with at least 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions.

 

 

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