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By the Numbers - Season in Review

With just a single game remaining, it's time to look back on the incredible statistical year the Frogs put together. Records fell all over the place, especially on the offensive end, as the Frogs' revamped offense led the charge for a championship season.

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Now that we have had a moment to catch our breath, it's time to look back on the incredible regular season that our Horned Frogs produced, from the opening win against Minnesota, to the closing destruction of Iowa State. It was quite a year from a statistical standpoint, and all of those big numbers led to a lot of big wins, and a share of the Big 12 title.


543: Yards per game racked up by the TCU offense, an improvement of almost 200 yards from the 2013 season. TCU's 330 yards passing per game was also a significant jump (226 in 2013), and though the Frogs seemed to run the ball less this season, they were far more effective at it, averaging 211 yards per game and 5.5 yards per carry.

64: Touchdowns scored on the season. The Frogs averaged five touchdowns a game in 2014, doubling their 2013 scoring production, and leading to the tweet of the year.

60%: The Frogs completed over 60% of their passes on the season, on 41 attempts per game. TCU protected the ball incredibly well while throwing it around, averaging 1.5 turnovers per game, or one less turnover per contest than in 2013.

46.7: The Frogs were the #2 scoring offense in the country, just .2 points per game away from being co-champs with the Bears in that ranking. TCU scored 22.8 more points per game in 2014 than 2013, a four score improvement in just a singular season, the biggest such turnaround in the country.

19: Different players with a reception for TCU. One of the best aspects of the new, improved, O was the versatility and unpredictability of it. The depth and skill of the wide receiving core allowed Meacham and Cumbie to spread the ball around in previously unheard of ways at The Carter, which was especially critical as the Frogs suffered injuries to key players such as B.J. Catalon, Deante' Gray, Kolby Listenbee, and Josh Doctson at different points on the season. Doctson led the receivers with 59 catches for 959 yards and nine touchdowns - he will attempt to become only the second receiver in TCU history to amass over 1,000 receiving yards in a season when the Frogs take on the Rebels in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Eve. Josh also has a chance to set the single season touchdown reception record in that game; Jeremy Kerley and Mike Renfro currently share it with 10 a piece.

7.7: Yards per carry for running back Aaron Green, sixth best in the country and tops among Power 5 conference players. Green took over the lead back duties when Catalon went down late against West Virginia, and did not disappoint. Green scored eight touchdowns on the year and had 100 yard rushing games against Texas Tech, Kansas State, Kansas, and Iowa State. Green also produced one of the best runs of the year against the Wildcats, going 65 yards on a cutback run through all 11 defenders for a touchdown.


363: Boykin's total yards per game, third best in the nation. Trevone threw for 310 yards per game and rushed for 53, while compiling a QB rating of 146.6. Boykin had 461 pass attempts and completed over 60% of them, setting career highs in each category. Boykin is now the TCU record holder for completions in a season, passing yardage in a season (3,714), touchdown passes in a season (30), and touchdown passes in a game (7).

39: Boykin amassed 39 total touchdowns (including being on the receiving end of one against Iowa State), which was the fifth highest total in college football. Boykin threw only seven interceptions in his 461 attempts, the lowest percentage total in TCU history, and the second lowest total in the country.

4: Position which Boykin finished in the 2014 Heisman voting. Though Trevone was not included in the ceremony, he is already listed among the favorites for the award in 2015. The last Frog to finish fourth in the Heisman voting? LaDainian Tomlinson in 2000. That worked out okay for him.

1: Conference player of the year awards. There was really no argument that Boykin was the Big 12's best offensive weapon in 2014 - whether it was through the air or on the ground, no player was more responsible for his team's success than #2 for TCU.


20.9: Points per game allowed by the TCU defense, an improvement of almost six points per game over the 2013 season. Despite playing a faster paced offense, meaning more time on the field for the D, the Frogs got back to their attacking ways and dominated some of the best teams in the Big 12 on their way to a conference championship.

-25.8: TCU led the country in scoring margin per game, with an almost 30 point difference from the 2013 season. TCU outscored their opponents by 25.8 points per game in 2014, after being outscored by 2.8 during the 2013 season.

18: Tackles for loss by Big 12 defensive player of the year and All-American linebacker Paul Dawson. Dawson led the Frogs with 127 tackles, had four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two touchdowns - his pick six against the Sooners sealed a win, which at the time was considered a monumental upset.

9: Different defensive players with an interception for the Frogs. Led by Chris Hackett's six picks, TCU forced 3.1 turnovers per game, second best in college football and best among Power 5 programs. The Frogs 1.6 turnover margin was also best among FBS schools.

2.3: Touchdowns per game scored against the Frogs. TCU was even better at home, allowing opposing O's to manage to get in to the end zone only 1.8 times. The Frogs held SMU, Oklahoma State, and Iowa State without a touchdown, and shutout the Ponies on the road.


84.6: Jaden Oberkrom's made field goal percentage on the season, a career best. After a rough game against SMU, where the junior went 0-3, he righted the ship and made his last 13 attempts.

136: Total points on the season for Oberkrom, the highest total for a place kicker in TCU history. Oberkrom made 70/71 extra points attempts (the lone miss on a block against OU), passing Ross Evans for most made extra points in a season.

58: Made field goals in Oberkrom's career. Jaden is within seven of the all-time TCU record, and will look to pass it next year as a senior.

2: Special teams touchdowns for TCU. The Frog's return game suffered with Catalon's injury, but did see two scores; Catalon's kickoff return against Baylor, and Cameron Echols-Luper's huge punt return score against Kansas, which vaulted the Frogs to the lead and helped secure the win.


11: National Coach of the Year awards for Coach Gary Patterson, who now sports a record of 131-45 while at the helm of the Horned Frogs.

7: Home wins for the Frogs. TCU went undefeated at home for the first time since joining the Big 12.

7: Consecutive years TCU has produced the conference's defensive player of the year, including all three years of Big 12 membership.

6, 3, 14: TCU has won six conference championships in three different leagues in 14 seasons under Coach Gary Patterson.

2: Conference player of the year sweeps for the Frogs in 2014 - TCU had both the offensive and defensive players of the year in the Big 12 and AP voting.

Which is your stat of the year? What's one that I left out that you think is the best? Be sure to leave them in the comments!