West Virginia: By the Numbers


    TCU (3-5 overall, 1-4 Big 12) and West Virginia (3-5 overall, 1-4 Big 12) are in need of a win to stay alive for a bowl game. Here are 15 facts and figures about the game:

    .1 – Difference in scoring averages for West Virginia and TCU. The Frogs (23 points per game) have scored over 20 points four times this season while the Mountaineers (22.9) posted 0 points against Maryland and 42 versus Baylor.

    0 – Number of times TCU has lost three regular-season games in a row under head coach Gary Patterson. The Frogs ended last season on a two-game losing streak (Oklahoma, and Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl) and then lost to LSU in the season opener.

    – Total points by which TCU has outscored its opponents this season (184-182). The Frogs have been beaten 110-51 in the first half, but have won the second half 133-72.

    3 – Receptions TCU tight ends and special teams coordinator Dan Sharp had in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl against West Virginia. He had 29 total yards and also recorded a touchdown.

    3.7 – Average yard per carry in TCU’s rushing attack. Baylor’s Lance Seastrunk is No. 1 the Big 12 with 9.1 per carry while B.J. Catalon leads the Frogs with 4.9.

    4.4 – West Virginia’s punt return average, which ranks last in the Big 12 and 104 of 132 nationally. TCU (13.06 yards) ranks 19th nationally.

    6 – Number of touchdowns scored by running back B.J. Catalon. Catalon leads the team in touchdowns, but hasn’t scored since the Kansas game on Sept. 12.

    10 – Sacks by the West Virginia defense over eight games compared to 24 for TCU. West Virginia has forced 19 turnovers, but also committed 19 turnovers this season.

    15 – Interceptions by TCU this season through seven games. Kevin White, Sam Carter and Chris Hackett have three each. Quarterbacks Trevone Boykin and Casey Pachall have combined to throw nine interceptions.

    47.1 – Opponent completion percentage over the last three games. TCU has held opponents to under 60 percent in 13 of its last 14 games.

    88 – Rushing attempts by quarterback Trevone Boykin, which leads the team. Boykin has thrown 174 passes, 103 completed, for 1,176 yards and run for 271 yards.

    100 – Cameron Echols-Luper’s completion percentage this season. The wide receiver has thrown two passes this season including a 38-yard touchdown pass to LaDarius Brown against Texas.

    1-1 – TCU’s all-time record against West Virginia. The Frogs lost to the Mountaineers in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl (31-14). Last year’s game ended with a 39-38 TCU win in double overtime.

    2006 – The last season TCU scored seven points in a game before Saturday’s 30-7 loss to Texas. Utah beat TCU 20-7. The Frogs had Jeff Ballard and Marcus Jackson at quarterback. TCU finished 11-2 overall and 6-2 in the Mountain West that season.

    2011 – The last season TCU played back-to-back home games. The Frogs alternated between home and away games in 2012. In 2011, the Frogs played Louisiana-Monroe, Portland State and SMU in three straight weeks at home.