By the Numbers: OU


    TCU will travel to Norman, Okla. for the first time since 2008. The Sooners took last year’s match up 24-17. Here are 15 facts and figures about the game:

    0-number of schools other than TCU to rank in the Top 10 in both kickoff return average (31.2 yards)and punt returns (20.1 yards).

    1-TCU’s conference rank in total sacks (15) and interceptions (nine). The Frogs are fifth nationally in both total interceptions and sacks per game (3.75).

    2-Oklahoma natives on the TCU roster. Offensive guard Jamelle Naff graduated from Dell City High School in Dell City, Okla., while defensive tackle Davion Pierson went to Millwood High School in Oklahoma City.

    4-Sophmores nationally, including quarterback Trevone Boykin, who have 2,000 career passing yards and 500 rushing yards.

    4-losses by Oklahoma at home since 2001. TCU contributed to that number with the 17-10 win in 2005.

    10-games in a row that TCU has held their opponent to under 60 percent completion percentage. The streak, which dates back to 2012, is the longest in the nation.

    11-Assocated Press ranking for Oklahoma. The Sooners will be the second Top 15 team the Frogs face this season (No. 12 LSU).

    28.6-third down conversion rate for opposing offenses against Oklahoma. This is first in the conference and tied for 15th nationally with Oregon State.

    59-Rushing yards allowed by the TCU defense over the last two games.

    71.2-completion percentage for Sooners’ quarterback Blake Bell. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has completed 60.9 percent of his passes.

    169-yards per game Oklahoma’s pass defense allows which is first in the Big 12. The Sooners rank No. 2 in total defense (299.5 yards per game) behind Baylor (297).

    .500-Patterson’s winning percentage against Top 10 teams. Overall, the Frogs are 14-11 under Patterson when they face a ranked opponent.

    1-2-Patterson’s record against Oklahoma as head coach. The Frogs lost 24-17 last year and 35-10 in Norman in 2008. Patterson’s lone win came on the road in 2005 (17-10).

    4-2-TCU’s record in Big 12 road games including last season. The losses came at Oklahoma State (2012) and Texas Tech (2013). Those are the only conference losses in the Frogs’ past 18 conference road games.

    8-4-Oklahoma’s overall series lead. In 1944, the Sooners won 34-19 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to open the series. The Frogs are 3-2 all-time in Norman, Okla.