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TCU vs Kansas State: Inside the Numbers

Taking a look at the stats behind TCU's epic comeback win over Kansas State

Boykin runs away from the K State defense to take the lead in the fourth quarter
Boykin runs away from the K State defense to take the lead in the fourth quarter
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A week ago it looked like TCU had figured out their issues on defense. After last night, it's clear that they still have a long way to go, but the comeback win against Kansas State showcased the dominating ability of TCU's offense and solidified Trevone Boykin as a front-runner for the Heisman trophy.  When things were at their darkest, both sides of the ball actually stepped up big, proving that this team has the potential to still play at the level that we saw last week against Texas.  Let's take a look into the stats behind the biggest comeback of Gary Patterson's career.

Individual Stats

  • Trevone Boykin's two touchdown passes extended his nation-best streak to 21 consecutive games with a scoring toss. It also ties Andy Dalton for the TCU record.
  • Boykin has now directed go-ahead fourth-quarter scoring drives in each of TCU's last two road games. Both came in the final two minutes.
  • Boykin ran for a career-high 124 yards on 11 carries with fourth quarter touchdown runs of 14 and 69 yards. His previous career high in rushing was 123 yards in last year's game against Kansas State.
  • Josh Doctson finished with eight receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 2-point conversion catch. Doctson has 10 touchdown grabs on the season, just one shy of the school record 11 he had last year. He has multiple touchdown catches in four consecutive games.
  • Doctson posted his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving game and seventh of his TCU career.
  • With 121 yards on 11 carries, Aaron Green had his third 100-yard rushing game in the last four contests.
  • Green's 86-yard touchdown run was the fourth -longest rush in TCU history and the longest since LaDainian Tomlinson had an 89-yard scoring run vs UTEP in 2000. It was TCU's longest play from scrimmage since a 92-yard touchdown pass from Boykin to Deante' Gray against Texas Tech last season.
  • Jaden Oberkrom's 50-yard second quarter field goal was the 65th of his career, tying the TCU all-time record held by Nick Brown (2001-2003). It was his second career field goal of at least 50 yards at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. He also had a 56-yard effort in 2013.
  • Oberkrom is college football's active leader with 65 career field goals.
  • Derrick Kindred's 60-yard interception return marked the second pick six of his career. He returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown against Iowa State last season.
  • Montrel Wilson had his first career forced fumble on Kansas State's final possession.
  • Davion Pierson had his second career fumble recovery and first since 2012.
  • Corry O'Meally had a career high eight tackles and three pass breakups in the contest.

Team Stats

  • TCU's 18-point comeback tied for the largest come-from-behind win in the 15-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs trailed 35-17 at halftime. TCU rallied from a 34-16 deficit to win 51-50 at BYU in 2005.
  • Prior to TCU's win in Manhattan, FBS teams were 241-0 this season when holding an 18-point second-half lead.
  • TCU tied the school record for consecutive wins at 14. The Horned Frogs also had 14 game winning streaks in 1937-1938 and 2008-2009. It is the nation's second active streak, behind Ohio State (19).
  • The Horned Frogs have a 10-game winning streak in Big XII play.
  • TCU has won its last four Big XII road games decided by seven points or less.
  • TCU is now 36-3 when taking the field as a top-10 team under Patterson, including a 25-1 mark when in the top-5.
  • TCU continued its school-record streak with its fifth consecutive game of scoring at least 50 points.
  • Aaron Green's 86-yard scoring run on the opening snap extended TCU's nation-best streak to 19 games with a first quarter touchdown.
  • TCU had two 100-yard rushers (Trevone Boykin, 124; Green, 121) in the same game for the first time since last season vs Texas Tech (Green, 105; Trevorris Johnson, 105).
  • Derrick Kindred's 60-yard interception return for a touchdown was TCU's 16h pick six since 2010 and its 27th non-offensive touchdown in that stretch.
  • TCU held Kansas State to 119 yards of total offense in the second half.
  • TCU scored for the 286th consecutive game. It's the nation's second longest current streak and fourth all-time in NCAA history. The Horned Frogs haven't been blanked since Nov. 16th, 1991 at Texas (32-0).
* Special thanks to TCU SID Mark Cohen for the stats and info.