By the numbers: TCU vs. Kansas State

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    TCU hosts second-ranked Kansas State in Amon G. Carter Stadium Saturday. Here are 15 facts, figures and statistics about the two teams and the game itself:

    0- The number of times TCU head coach Gary Patterson has faced his alma mater. Patterson played linebacker for the Wildcats and graduated from Kansas State in 1983.

    2- The number of TCU athletics coaches who are 1983 Kansas State alums. In addition to Gary Patterson, track and field coach Darryl Anderson also graduated from Kansas State in 1983.

    8- The number of consecutive years TCU has become bowl eligible. TCU became bowl eligible after a 39-38 double overtime victory over West Virginia.

    8- The number of touchdowns Josh Boyce has on the year, including one rushing touchdown. Boyce leads the team in touchdowns on the season.

    16- The number of Horned Frogs who have scored a touchdown this season. Only Navy and Marshall have more players who have scored touchdowns this season.

    16- The number of interceptions TCU has on the year. The Horned Frogs are second in the nation in this category, next to the Fresno State Bulldogs (17).

    17- The number of passes defended Jason Verrett has on the year. Verrett leads the Big 12 in passes defended and interceptions (5).

    20- The number of players who started for the first time this season for TCU. The Horned Frogs rank fourth nationally in this statistic.

    27- The number of games where TCU has scored a minimum of 30 points since 2010. TCU is one of five teams to reach this mark, joining Oregon, Oklahoma State, Boise State and Northern Illinois.

    42- The number of years since a No. 2 team played in Amon Carter Stadium. The last second-ranked team in the nation to play against TCU in Fort Worth was Texas in 1970.

    44.3- The average number of points Kansas State scores per game. Kansas State ranks fifth in the FBS in this category.

    46- The number of consecutive games TCU has won when the team has more more rushing yards than passing yards.

    224.6- The number of rushing yards Kansas State averages a game. The Wildcats rank 18th in the nation in this category.

    1922- The first year TCU played Kansas State. The Wildcats won 45-0. 

    1986- The last year TCU played Kansas State. The Horned Frogs beat the Wildcats 35-22.

     

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