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By the Numbers - Ole Miss Edition

In what was one of the most impressive performances TCU has put forth in the Gary Patterson era, what were the stats and numbers behind TCU's impressive season and big bowl win?

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2: Consecutive games that a wide receiver has thrown a touchdown pass for TCU. David Porter hit Trevor Boykin for a 55 yard score against Iowa State to close out the regular season, and Kolby Listenbee hit Aaron Green for a 31 yard score on the opening drive against Mississippi. Listenbee was a high school quarterback, but that was his first collegiate pass attempt.

9: Times the Horned Frogs have started a game with at least a 14 point lead this season. TCU jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back, keeping a tempo on the offensive end that the Rebels could not slow down.

11: Touchdown receptions for junior receiver Josh Doctson this season, breaking the TCU single season record of 10 - a mark shared by Jeremy Kerley and Mike Renfro. Doctson, who grew up a TCU Bleacher Creature, scored twice in the Peach Bowl.

15: Consecutive games that TCU has scored at least 30 points, the longest such streak in the nation. The Frogs will look to extend their streak in September, when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Gophers to open the 2015 campaign.

42: Points scored in the bowl game, the most for a TCU team in their history. The 39 point margin of victory is also an all time best for the Frogs.

1,018: Receiving yards for Doctson in 2014, a new single season record. Josh is just the second thousand yard receiver in TCU history, and has a chance to become the Frog's all time leading receiver during his senior campaign.


1: Career interceptions, and touchdowns, for defensive end Chris McFarland. McFarland, who was named the defensive player of the game, also had three tackles for loss, including a sack, and one pass break up, but it was his interception in the end zone that slammed the door shut on any glimmer of hope for an Ole Miss comeback and sent the Frog fans into delirious celebration.

7: Interceptions by Chris Hackett after his pick Wednesday, one shy of the single season Frog record, and the most by a TCU player since 2002.

15: Consecutive games that the TCU D has posted both a sack and an interception, the longest such streak in the nation. The Frogs had five sacks and three interceptions against the Ole Miss O in the Peach Bowl.

25: Consecutive games with a take away for the TCU D, also the longest streak in the country. TCU's aggressive, attacking D helped the Frogs lead the nation in turnover margin, with a +1.5 rate, and in takeaways per game, with 3.2 forced.

129: Total yards accumulated by the Ole Miss O, which had averaged over 260 yards passing and 155 rushing yards per game in 2014, didn't get in to positive rushing yards until the second half and never broke a double digit total. Senior Bo Wallace was held to 120 passing yards, and was pulled from the game late.


65: Return yards for freshman Ranthony Texada on a second half kickoff return, only his second career attempt.

329: Career points for kicker Jaden Obrekrom, who had six extra points in the Peach Bowl, moving him past LaDainian Tomlinson for second all time. Oberkrom will attempt to take over first place from Ross Evans next season, who currently holds the record with 407.


3: 12 win seasons for the Frogs in the last six years under Coach Patterson. TCU has had fur 12 win seasons in it's history - the only one not Gary's? The 1935 National Championship team.

30: Wins for the Frogs under Patterson when ranked in the top 10. Though the Frogs are often considered at their best when they are underdogs, their 30-3 mark as a top 10 team shows they play just as well when they have a target on their back, which will likely be their position heading in tot he 2015 season.

94: Wins under Patterson when holding the opposition to 17 points or less, against only three losses.

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