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Inside the Numbers: TCU vs. Kansas

The Frogs played terribly on Saturday but managed to come away with a win. Let's look at how it happened.

We'll jump in right away, because I feel like I can't say anything else before we point out the obvious.

5 - Number of TCU turnovers on the day, including a pick 6 thrown by Trevone Boykin. The five turnovers come after coughing up the ball zero times against Oklahoma, and only six times all season. In two conference games against Kansas, TCU has turned the ball over nine times. WTF.

2 - Interceptions thrown by Boykin, who still seems to struggle mightily when going through his progressions. It's awful to watch, and the interception returned for a touchdown was a ball that should never have been thrown.

1 - Number of punts Brandon Carter went back to return. It's also the number of punts Brandon Carter muffed on the day. If I'm the special teams coach, I'm rolling exclusively with Cameron Echols-Luper back there for the remainder of the season.

41 - Number of rushes by TCU on the day. Here's a breakdown by player: Green (14), Catalon (12), Boykin (12), James (2), and one "team" rush. Four Horned Frogs now have 26 or more carries on the season (the four listed above), and all are averaging at least 3.0 yards per carry.

207 - Total rushing yards by TCU on the day. Catalon led the charge with 91, Boykin had 71, and Aaron Green had 37. Waymon James, who appeared to tweak something, only had 9 rushing yards on the day.

118 - Number of receiving yards David Porter had on the day, on four receptions, with a touchdown. Porter is now the leading receiver for the Frogs this season, with 186 receiving yards (Brandon Carter is 2nd with 170).

2-11 - The Frogs' third down conversion rate on Saturday. They've now converted less than 30% of their third down opportunities this season.

198 - Total yards gained by Kansas' offense on the day. That's broken down to 152 passing yards and 46 rushing yards. On the season, the TCU defense is allowing an average of 328 yards per game to opposing offense.