By Don Phillips
7/7/10 BAYLOR (9-1, 6-1) at 15/16/18 TCU (9-2, 6-2)
Nov. 27, 2015
6:30 p.m. CT
Fort Worth, Texas
Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000)
Radio: ESPN Central Texas
Aaron Green, with a team-high 1,100 yards rushing on a 5.4 per carry average, is TCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Ed Wesley ran for 1,078 in 2010. Green’s 1,100 yards are the most by a Horned Frog since Robert Merrill ran for 1,107 in 2003. Green is averaging 100.0 yards per game rushing. He is on pace for 1,300 yards, which would be the highest total by a Horned Frog since LaDainian Tomlinson led the nation with 2,158 in 2000.
Green’s 127 yards at Oklahoma marked his fifth 100-yard game of the season. He is ninth in TCU history with nine career 100-yard efforts. Green’s 19 career rushing touchdowns at TCU, including a team high and personal-best 10 this season, are tied for 12th in program history. Green had a career-best 177 yards against Kansas. It tied for the 15th-most in a game at TCU and was the highest total by a Horned Frog since Waymon James ran for 181 at Wyoming in 2011. Green has three games this season with at least 160 yards rushing. He became the first TCU player since Tomlinson in 2000 to rush for at least 160 yards in back-to-back games when he ran for 164 and 162 versus SMU and Texas Tech, respectively. Green had an 86-yard touchdown run on the game’s opening snap at Kansas State. It was the fourth-longest rush in TCU history and the longest since Tomlinson had an 89-yard scoring run versus UTEP in 2000.
Boykin is one of eight quarterbacks in FBS history with at least 10,000 yards passing and 1,500 rushing. With Andy Dalton included, TCU is the only school with two players in the group.
Baylor leads the nation with .66 points per play. Baylor is averaging 29.5 first downs per game in 2015, which is 3rd in the FBS. The Bears have played Seth Russell, Jarrett Stidham and Chris Johnson at QB and the trio has combined for a 193.57 passing efficiency, which leads the country. Baylor has punted only 29 times in 2015, which is the second lowest total in the country (Navy, 28). Baylor averages 5.95 yards per rush, which is third-best nationally (Ga. Southern, 6.51 & Oregon, 6.06). BU’s 17.62 yards per completion ranks 5th in FBS and leads the conference. Baylor is 71 of 140 (50.7%) on 3rd downs this year, which is 4th-best in the country.
Baylor ranks tied for 18th in the country in TFLs allowed (4.60) and 19th in sacks allowed per game (1.20). Baylor has had a 1,000-yard rusher in 6 straight seasons (Jay Finley-2010; Terrance Ganaway-2011; Lache Seastrunk-2012, 2013; Shock Linwood-2014, 2015).
TCU is 8-3 against the spread versus BAYLOR since 1992
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries
[TE] 11/25/2015 – Gus Penning “?” Friday vs. TCU ( Shoulder )
[-DB] 11/25/2015 – Terrell Burt probable Friday vs. TCU ( Undisclosed )
[QB] 11/23/2015 – Jarrett Stidham is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. TCU ( Ankle )
[QB] 11/23/2015 – Chris Johnson expected to start Friday vs. TCU ( None )
[RB] 11/23/2015 – Shock Linwood injured last game, “?” Friday vs. TCU ( Knee )
[DB] 11/22/2015 – Orion Stewart “?” Friday vs. TCU ( Hamstring )
[DL] 11/22/2015 – Byron Bonds “?” Friday vs. TCU ( Knee )
[DL] 11/22/2015 – Beau Blackshear “?” Friday vs. TCU ( Undisclosed )
[QB] 11/01/2015 – Seth Russell out for season ( Neck )
[DB] 09/28/2015 – J.W. Ketchum out indefinitely ( Suspension )
[TE] 09/18/2015 – Tre’Von Armstead left the team ( Dismissed )
[-OL] 11/25/2015 – Jamelle Naff “?” Friday vs. Baylor ( Undisclosed )
[C] 11/23/2015 – Joey Hunt is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Baylor ( Undisclosed )
[QB] 11/22/2015 – Trevone Boykin “?” Friday vs. Baylor ( Ankle )
[WR] 11/21/2015 – Josh Doctson out for season ( Wrist )
[WR] 11/08/2015 – Ja’Juan Story out for season ( Undisclosed )
[LB] 10/26/2015 – Mike Freeze has left team ( Personal )
[FS] 09/24/2015 – Kenny Iloka out indefinitely ( Knee )
[CB] 09/22/2015 – Ranthony Texada out for season ( Knee )
[WR] 09/11/2015 – Deante’ Gray out indefinitely ( Knee )
[DE] 09/10/2015 – James McFarland out indefinitely ( Foot )
[LB] 09/09/2015 – Sammy Douglas out for season ( Undisclosed )
[WR/PR] 08/22/2015 – Cameron Echols-Luper left the team ( Personal )
Selection: Over (No line at this time)