By The Numbers: TCU in Waco


TCU goes on the road to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears. The Horned Frogs have had one loss on the road since 2009–in Waco last year, where Robert Griffin III led the Bears to a 50-48 win. Here are 20 other stats, facts and figures about the 108th meeting between Baylor and TCU:

0- The number of seniors TCU has started in the secondary this season.

1- The number of TCU players who speak Shona. Defensive lineman Stansly Maponga is fluent in this native language of Zimbabwe.

 4- The number of times TCU coach Gary Patterson has faced Baylor. Patterson is 3-1 in his career against the Bears.

5.5- The number of sacks TCU defensive lineman Devonte Fields has this season. The true freshman is second in the Big 12 within this category. Fields is tied with West Virginia lineman Josh Francis in tackles-for-loss (9.5).

9- The number of consecutive home games Baylor has won. Baylor’s last home loss came against Oklahoma in Nov. 2010, when the Sooners won 53-24.

10- The number of interceptions the TCU defense has completed this season. The current number matches the season total from last year.

12- The number of players with at least one reception this season.

13.2- The average number of points TCU allows per game. The Horned Frogs rank tenth in this category in FBS football.

13.5- The average number of tackles Baylor linebacker Bryce Hager collects per game. Hager is first in the Big 12 and second nationally in this category.

18- The number of punts TCU has had this season. TCU’s opponents have had a return average of 2.2 yards per punt.

25- The number of straight games TCU receiver Josh Boyce has had at least one reception.

27- The number of combined freshmen (both true freshmen and red-shirt freshmen) TCU has played this season, the most by a school in the nation.

39.8- The average number of points Baylor’s defense has allowed per game. The Bears are last in the FBS in this category.

47- The least number of points Baylor has scored in a game this season. Baylor is the only team in the FBS to score a minimum of 45 points per game this season.

50- The number of wins both schools have against one another. The all-time record between the schools is 50-50-7.

270- The number of passing yards TCU red-shirt freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for against Iowa State. Boykin made his first collegiate start last Saturday against the Cyclones.

416- The average number of passing yards Baylor gains per game. They lead the FBS in this category.

435- The number of offensive yards Baylor averages per game. The Bears lead the FBS in this category.

1899- The first year TCU and Baylor played one another. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.

1995- The last year TCU and Baylor played in a conference game.  The two faced off in a Southwest Conference game, with Baylor winning 27-24.