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Inside the numbers of TCU's Valero Alamo Bowl win

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I'm still in shock from TCU's 31-point comeback last night that resulted in a Valero Alamo Bowl victory over Oregon. These stats do nothing to reduce the shock, instead they actually send me deeper down that road. What an incredible game.

Team Notes

*TCU closed the season with an 11-2 record, reaching the 11-win mark for the eighth time in the last 11 years and the ninth time overall in 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson. Prior to his arrival on campus in 1998, TCU had just two 11-win seasons in its history. Both came in the national championship years of 1935 and 1938.

*TCU trailed 31-0 at the half and recorded the largest comeback in school history. The previous best under Patterson had been 18 points (at BYU, 2005; at Kansas State, 2015).

*The 31-point comeback ties the largest for any bowl game in history. Texas Tech rallied from 31 points down against Minnesota in the 2006 Insight Bowl.

*The 31 points ties for the second-largest comeback all-time in an FBS game. Michigan State rallied from 35 points down to beat Northwestern 41-38 in 2006.

*Since Texas Tech’s 31-point comeback in the 2006 Insight Bowl, teams had been 0-1,463 when trailing by at least 31 points at any point in the game.

*Quarterback Bram Kohlhausen and linebacker Travin Howard were named the Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players.

*TCU is now 6-2 in its last eight games against ranked teams with Patterson 21-17 overall against ranked opponents.

*The Horned Frogs improved to 5-0 against Pac-12 opponents under Patterson.

*TCU is now 9-5 in bowl games under Patterson and 15-15-1 overall.

*For the second straight year, TCU set a school record for points in a bowl game. The previous mark was set in last season’s 42-3 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Ole Miss.

*The 94 plays by TCU broke its bowl record of 87 set in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl.

*TCU set a bowl record with 545 yards of total offense. The previous record of 494 came in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl.

*The 371 yards passing was a bowl record, breaking the previous mark of 275 in the 2005 Houston Bowl, while the 47 pass attempts broke the record set in 2009 at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

*TCU played in back-to-back overtime contests for the first time since the 2005 season when it beat Utah, 23-20, in Fort Worth and topped BYU, 51-50, in Provo.

*TCU’s last triple overtime contest came against Texas Tech on Oct. 20, 2013 in Fort Worth.

*TCU is now 8-7 since the NCAA adopted overtime play in 1996 and 7-6 under Patterson as head coach.

*A first-quarter sack by Josh Carraway extended TCU’s school record streak to 30 consecutive games with at least one sack. It is the second-longest active streak in the nation, behind only Ohio State with 35. The Horned Frogs finished with four sacks.

*TCU held Oregon scoreless in the second half and allowed just 69 total points in the second half and overtimes of its last nine games.

*TCU saw its nation’s-best streak of 25 games with a first-quarter touchdown come to an end. It set TCU and Big 12 records and tied for the nation’s longest streak since 1996 (Stanford, 2009-11).

*TCU’s two third-quarter touchdowns, a 26-yard pass from Kohlhausen to Jaelan Austin and a 2-yard Kohlhausen scoring run, both came on fourth-down plays.

*TCU scored for the 293rd 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. 16, 1991 at Texas (32-0).

*TCU played indoors for the first time since last year’s 42-3 win over Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

*TCU played in San Antonio for the first time since 1952, when it won 47-0 at Trinity.

*TCU's team captains were Derrick Kindred, Kolby Listenbee, Davion Pierson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

*TCU wore a purple helmet with a purple jersey and white pants.

Individual Notes

*Bram Kohlhausen set TCU bowl records with his 28 completions, 45 attempts and 351 passing yards.

*Shaun Nixon led TCU in receptions for the fourth time in the last five games with his TCU bowl record nine catches for 71 yards. The nine receptions matches his career high set against Oklahoma State this year. The previous TCU record for bowl catches was seven by Earl Clark (1939 Sugar Bowl) and Adrian Madise (2001 Bowl).

*Aaron Green had 101 yards rushing on 25 carries to finish the 2015 campaign with 1,272, TCU’s highest season total since LaDainian Tomlinson led the nation with 2,158 in 2000.

*Green collected his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season and 10th of his career.

*Jaelan Austin’s 26-yard touchdown catch, on a fourth-and-5 in the third quarter, was his second career scoring grab.

*Kohlhausen’s 2-yard scoring run on a fourth-and-goal in the third quarter was his first career rushing touchdown. He added an 8-yard touchdown run in the third overtime. He finished with a career-high 45 yards rushing on 11 carries.

*Jaden Oberkrom’s 24, 34, 22 and 46-yard field goals gave him 79 in his career, breaking the Big 12 record of 75 held by Oklahoma’s Michael Hunnicutt (2011-14).

*Josh Carraway’s first-quarter sack was his team-high ninth of the season. He now has 4 1/2 in the last three games. Carraway’s nine sacks are the most by a Horned Frog since Devonte Fields had 10 in 2012.

*Starting linebackers Travin Howard and Ty Summers both recorded their first career sacks.

*Howard’s 13 tackles were the second-most in his career, trailing only the 19 he had in the regular-season final versus Baylor.

*Summers also reached double figures in stops with 11, including two for loss.

*Garrett Kaufman had TCU’s first blocked punt since Greg Burks versus BYU in 2011.

*Kohlhausen and tight end Dominic Merka made their first career starts. TCU is third nationally with 29 players having their first career starts in 2015.

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