The TCU Horned Frogs fly up to West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers for the first time in 28 years. Here are 15 facts, figures and statistics about the matchup:
1– The number of times TCU and West Virginia have played each other. The Horned Frogs lost to the Mountaineers in the Bluebonnet Bowl in 1984, 31-14. TCU tight ends coach Dan Sharp played in that game, pulling in three receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Horned Frogs.
2– The number of teams that have gained at least 400 yards of offense against the Horned Frogs. Oklahoma State (471) and Baylor (432) were the two teams.
6– The number of three-and-outs TCU averages per game. TCU ranks second in the nation in this statistic, next only to Florida State.
8– The number of Horned Frogs who have had at least half a sack this year. TCU has 19 sacks on the season.
10– The number of tackles safety Chris Hackett and linebacker Joel Hasley had apiece against the OSU Cowboys. The amount of tackles were career highs for both players.
14– The number of tackles for loss true freshman Devonte Fields has had for TCU. He leads the Big 12 in this category and in sacks (8).
14– The number of Horned Frogs who have scored a touchdown this year. TCU has a grand total of 32 touchdowns on the year thus far.
14– The number of touchdowns West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey has on the year. The junior already broke West Virginia's single season school record for touchdowns this season and leads the FBS in this category.
15– The number of passes defended by cornerback Jason Verrett. Verrett leads the league in this statistic and is tied for the league lead in interceptions (4).
18– The number of players who have made their first collegiate start this year for the Frogs. TCU ranks fourth in the nation in this category.
22– The number of kickoff touchbacks true freshman kicker Jaden Oberkrom has on the year. The true freshman has had 47 kickoffs on the season.
47.2– The net average number of yards per punt true freshman Ethan Perry gains when he punts. Perry leads the Big 12 in this stat and is slated to beat the school record for yards per punt (46.1)
74– The number of receptions West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin has on the year. The senior has 788 yards on the season, with nine touchdowns.
352– The average number of passing yards West Virginia gains per game. The Mountaineers rank fifth in the nation in this category.
2010– The last time TCU played a game on Fox. Saturday marks TCU's first appearance on the network since in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl.