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By the Numbers - Texas Tech

Oh the numbers, so many numbers. A lot of crazy stats game out of TCU's big win Saturday - what were some of the best of the big win?

"Hey Kliff, hear you got a big raise? You mind if I borrow a few dollars? We need to buy some more fireworks."
"Hey Kliff, hear you got a big raise? You mind if I borrow a few dollars? We need to buy some more fireworks."
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

You know there are going to be some incredible statistics to look back on after the Frogs dropped 82 points on Texas Tech over the weekend. I have heard a lot from people about Gary Patterson being "classless" and running up the score, but I spent most of the fourth quarter looking at the roster online because I had no idea who most of the guys playing were. TCU put up incredible numbers, even when they weren't trying to score. That's not running up the score, that's just being really, really good.


785: The total number of yards TCU accumulated on Saturday, a new school record. Four QBs accounted for 480 passing yards, and four RBs ran for 305 - the most rushing yards the Frogs have had since 2011.

461-433-28-7-0: QB Trevone Boykins total yardage, passing yardage, rushing yardage, touchdown passes, and turnovers. Boykin vaulted himself in to the Heisman talk with an incredible day, highlighted by the seven touchdowns and no turnovers, and did it all in three quarters. He will face a tough challenge on Saturday, but it's really hard to argue that any one is playing better than Boykin right now.

82: TCU's point total is the most the Frogs have scored in their history, as well as being the highest point total in Big 12 history. TCU has set a new high for their Big 12 margin of victory in each of the past two games.

50+: Receiver Josh Doctson hauled in a 51 yard score Saturday, his third consecutive touchdown of 50 or more yards. He broke the streak on a five yard TD later in the game before exiting with an injury. Get well soon, Josh!

274: TCU's scoring streak is now the second longest in the country.


9: TCU has a nine game streak of having at least one sack and one interception in a game, the longest in the country.

11: Paul Dawson led the team with 11 tackles, reaching double digits for the fifth time this season and the tenth time in his last fourteen games.

3 and 2: Chris Hackett pulled in his team high third interception Saturday, while Sam Carter had his second of the year. TCU has 13 picks on the year and sports a +12 turnover ratio on the year.


4 for 4 and 40+: He's back! Jaden Oberkrom had a stellar day, connecting on four field goals, three of which were of 40 or more yards.

22: Oberkrom's scoring on the day, one short of the school record, setting by Oberkrom in 2012 - against Texas Tech. Think he likes playing the Red Raiders?

0: TCU's punt return yards, on one attempt. After a frantic and frenetic first quarter, Tech found far more interesting ways to give the ball back to the Frogs than punting.


0: TCU's remaining fireworks for the season. The Frogs ran out in the fourth quarter, ahead of their final score, of their entire fireworks stash for the season. TCU has scored 353 points in 7 games after scoring 301 in 12 games a year ago. I am sure they will be able to get some more in time for Kansas State.

2: Cliff Murphy has two touchdowns on two career touches; one on a fumble recovery against Oklahoma, and one on his first career reception Saturday. Not a bad ratio for the senior tight end (we have tight ends?).

24-3: TCU's record under Gary Patterson in games where they are ranked in the Top Ten nationally. Patterson is one of the best in the country at getting his teams to perform well with the weight of heavy expectations on their shoulders, something they will need to do in the coming weeks against a couple of really good teams.

What was your favorite stat from the game? Drop your best numbers in the comments!