TCU's regular season came to an end with a 24-17 loss to Oklahoma Saturday afternoon. The Frogs fought hard and nearly tied it up, but they couldn't make the plays they needed to when it mattered most. Before we start looking ahead to the bowl game, let's go Inside the Numbers.
TCU closed the regular season at 7-5 overall and 4-5 in its first year in the Big 12. It marks the 8th straight season and 11th time in Gary Patterson's 12 years that TCU has a winning record.
Trevone Boykin was 17-31 for 231 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions. This was the second game that Boykin started where he didn't throw an interception. The other was Baylor. Boykin also had 11 carries for 36 yards and 1 TD.
Oklahoma came into the game averaging 341 yards passing per game. The Frogs defense held them to 244 yards through the air.
TCU lost for just the 2nd in the last eight seasons when ahead in turnover margin. The Horned Frogs forced 2 Oklahoma turnovers, while committing just one of their own. TCU is now 48-2 when ahead in turnover margin since 2005.
Oklahoma had 22 first downs while the Frogs only had 11. The Sooners were also 7-16 on third down conversion, TCU was 3-15.
Josh Boyce led the Frogs in receptions with 5 for 44 yards. Boyce's five receptions give him 156 for his career, moving him past Stephen Shipley into 3rd place on TCU's all-time list.
Oklahoma's Damien Williams had 18 carries for 115 yards. Williams was only the second player this season to rush for over 100 yards against the Frogs. The other was Joseph Randle of Oklahoma State.
Jaden Oberkrom set a TCU single-season record with 42 consecutive extra-points made. The previous mark of 40 was held by Chris Kaylakie. Oberkrom's 42 consecutive PATs is fourth all-time at TCU.
TCU was 0-4 at home in conference play this season.
Now it's time for the Frogs to start preparing for their bowl game. It was a rollercoaster of a season, but it was a lot of fun. I am already hyped for next season. Bring on LSU!