Horned Frogs return 15 starters, including nine from last year's Big 12-leading defense
Horned Frogs host Iowa State Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
#14 TCU 24, SMU 16
Horned Frogs force six turnovers and improve to 4-0.
Horned Frogs have a nation's best 11-game winning streak
TCU at SMU (Sept. 29, 2012)
TCU faces Virginia on Family Day at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
No. 16 TCU vs. Kansas - AP Photos - 09/15/12
The following are photos of No. 15 TCU vs. Kansas Saturday afternoon.
TCU vs Grambling State (AP)
2012: Appeared on watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ... named in the preseason as the State's Best Quarterback and State Player of the Year by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... closed the season ranked No. 1 in the nation for career passing efficiency among active quarterbacks with a 163.1 rating (min. of 15 attempts per game and 15 games played) ... his 180.0 pass efficiency rating in his four games would have led the NCAA in its season-ending statistics ... completed 66.0 percent (64-of-97) of his pass attempts for 948 yards with 10 touchdowns and just one interception ... closed the season ranked fifth all-time at TCU with 36 touchdown passes and seventh in passing yards with 3,947 ... his four career 300-yard games place second all-time at TCU, behind only Andy Dalton (5, 2007-10) ... with 305 yards passing in a 27-7 victory over Virginia, he became the first Horned Frog quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in consecutive games since Casey Printers in 2001 ... tied Dalton (2007, 2008), Printers (2001), Matt Vogler (1990) and Steve Stamp (1981) for the most 300-yard games in a season with two ... beginning with his final two passes in the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl and extending through his first five attempts at Kansas, he set a TCU record with 16 consecutive completions over a three-game stretch ... broke the previous TCU mark of 14 by Jeff Ballard (2006) ... was the last starting quarterback in the nation to have an incomplete pass attempt in the 2012 campaign ... his first incompletion, on his 15th pass, came in the second quarter at Kansas (Sept. 15) during the season's third week ... threw for at least two touchdowns in each of his four games with a pair of three-score efforts ... extended his mark to a touchdown pass in 13 of his 16 career starts with multiple scoring tosses in 11 of those contests ... combined with Trevone Boykin for an NCAA record 17-of-17 passing against Grambling State, setting the FBS mark for most team attempts without an incompletion ... the previous mark was Iowa going 12-of-12 against Northwestern on Nov. 9, 2002 ... was 9-of-9 for 201 yards and three touchdowns in first-half action, while Boykin went 8-of-8 for 75 yards and a score.
2011: Second-team All-Mountain West selection ... appeared on the Manning Award Watch List ... started all 13 games ... set TCU single-season records for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5), passing yards (2,921) ... ranked 12th nationally in passing efficiency with a 157.98 rating ... completed 66.5 percent of his passes with 25 touchdowns and just seven interceptions ... Walter Camp National Player of the Week after career-high totals of 473 yards passing (24-of-37) and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win at No. 5 Boise State ... the 473 yards passing at Boise State were the most by a TCU quarterback in the 11-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson and the second-best single-game total in school history ... the five touchdown passes tied a TCU single-game record shared by three others ... rallied TCU three times this season from fourth-quarter deficits, including two of at least 17 points ... his fourth-quarter TD toss to Skye Dawson put TCU ahead for good in the Poinsettia Bowl ... threw for at least one touchdown in 10 of 13 games, including multiple scores in eight contests ... responsible for 34 points at both Boise State and Baylor, tying for the fourth-best single-game total in TCU history ... threw for four touchdowns at Baylor, one shy of the TCU single-game record, in his first collegiate start ... a completion percentage of 80.0 (20-of-25) at Air Force tied for the eighth-best single-game mark in TCU history ... his 11 straight completions to start the Air Force game tied Andy Dalton (vs. Baylor, 2010) for second all-time in most consecutive completions at TCU ... received Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the Air Force game.
2010: Appeared in eight games ... completed 6-of-9 passes (66.7 percent) for 78 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions ... also ran for 94 yards and two scores on 15 attempts ... saw significant action in the regular-season finale at New Mexico, replacing an injured Andy Dalton in the first half and playing the remainder of the game ... was 4-of-6 in the air for 54 yards and a 21-yard touchdown pass to tight end Logan Brock ... also connected on a career-long 28-yard pass to Josh Boyce while adding five rushes for 31 yards and a score against the Lobos ... completed his only pass against Colorado State for a 19-yard gain while adding a 12-yard pick up on his lone rush attempt in the game ... his first collegiate touchdown came on an 8-yard run at UNLV ... his longest rush of the season went for 22 yards against Tennessee Tech.
2009: Redshirted in his first season on campus ... worked with the scout team.
High School: A four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... ranked by Rivals as the ninth-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation ... a member of the Rivals 250 as one of the top 250 players in the nation ... listed as the No. 29 player in Texas ... received all-state honors as a senior ... ranked as the No. 21 recruit in the state by Lone Star Recruiting ... passed for 2,808 yards and 31 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions as a senior ... added 512 yards on the ground with seven rushing touchdowns ... Big Country Super Team first-team quarterback and MVP ... threw for 1,339 yards and nine scores as a junior ... rushed for 424 yards and three scores.