For comparison with the stat below, TCU's first seven opponents are a combined 20-30.
The No. 5-ranked Horned Frogs (7-0) finish the season with three home games and two road games, starting Thursday night at home against West Virginia, then at Oklahoma State, home against Kansas, at Oklahoma and home against Baylor. The combined records of those opponents is 23-11, and two are unbeaten; three are ranked.
The series between these two schools has been anything but boring.
The Big 12 series between these schools has been thrilling, with TCU winning 39-38 in double-overtime in 2012 before losing 30-27 in overtime the next year. The Horned Frogs overcame an early 13-point deficit and won 31-30 last year on a field goal as time expired that marked the visiting team's third straight victory in this matchup.
This will be an interesting third down matchup.
2. Exceptional defense on third down. The Mountaineers are among the country's best defenses on third down, limiting opponents to a conversion percentage of 28.2 that ranks ninth at the FBS level. That statistic comes to mind for this matchup because the Horned Frogs have been the Big 12's best at converting on third down (55.8 percent).
Head coach Dana Holgorsen addressed members of the media Monday afternoon. (VIDEO)
Another classy move from Boykin. Best wishes, Seth.
However, the balance of power in the Big 12 may well have shifted back to TCU on Monday with the news that Baylor quarterback Seth Russell will undergo neck surgery and miss the remainder of the season. The Frogs have lost multiple defensive starters, but they still have their offensive fire-starter, quarterback Trevone Boykin.
Here's the sole mention of Boykin in the article. And how ridiculous is it that two people don't even have him on their ballot?
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is a solid second, though he was bypassed by two voters.