By the Numbers: Kansas


    TCU will face Kansas Saturday for homecoming. Here are 15 facts and figures about the series:

    -1: Rushing yards in the first half for TCU against Oklahoma. The Frogs finished with 44 rushing yards on 27 carries. The previous season-low was 107 rushing yards against SMU.

    0: Number of Big 12 wins for TCU at home last season. Before last season, TCU hadn’t lost a conference home game since a 27-20 loss to Utah in 2007.

    0: Turnovers forced by the TCU defense against Oklahoma. The Frogs have turned the ball over 13 times and still hold a +7 turnover margin through five games. That is tied for first in the conference and tied for sixth in the nation.

    1: Number of former Kansas coaches on TCU’s sidelines. Linebackers coach DeMontie Cross coached the same position for Jayhawks during the 2012 season.

    3.6: Sacks per game for TCU, which ranks first in the Big 12 and third nationally.

    18.5: Points per game scored by Kansas this season, which ranks last in the Big 12. The Jayhawks highest scoring game was a 31-14 win over South Dakota.

    27: Number of Kansas players from Texas, including First Team All-Big 12 running back James Sims. The Frogs have two players from Kansas on their roster: quarterback Tyler Matthews (McPherson) and offensive guard Brady Foltz (Rose Hill). Head coach Gary Patterson is also from Rozel, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State in 1983.

    111: Points given up through five games by the TCU defense (22.2 per game). This ranks fifth in the Big 12 and 40th nationally. The Frogs also rank fourth in the conference in total defense (354 yards per game).

    321.4: Total offensive yards per game for TCU this season. The Frogs rank last in the Big 12 in total offense and passing yards (193.2), while Kansas ranks ninth in both categories (321.8, 194.8)

    17-8-4: Overall record for the Horned Frogs against the Jayhawks. TCU beat Kansas in 1942 to open the series and won last year’s match up 20-6.

    26-8: TCU’s record under Patterson after losing a regular season game. Before last year’s 7-6 finish, the last time TCU had lost three or more games in a season was 2007 when the Frogs went 8-5.

    1986-89: Years Kansas defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt played at TCU. Wyatt played defensive lineman for the Frogs and never won more than five games in a season.

    2005: The last time Kansas played in Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Jayhawks beat Houston in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl. The Frogs and Jayhawks haven’t met in Fort Worth since 1996.

    2008: Last time Kansas played in a bowl game. The Jayhawks beat Virginia Tech 24-21 in the FedEx Orange Bowl after finishing the 2007 regular season 11-1. Head coach Mark Mangino led Kansas to a No. 7 final ranking that season.

    2010: Last time the Frogs faced Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps. Heaps played at BYU when former TCU quarterback Andy Dalton led the Frogs to a 31-3 win in Fort Worth.