Big 12 Bathroom Reader: Week 6 Stats, Facts, & Figures


TCU (vs Kansas)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 11:00am in Lawrence, KS | ESPNU

  • Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU has won all four meetings with Kansas. Each game has been decided by 14 points or less, a total of 34 points.
  • Five of TCU’s last eight Big 12 road games have been decided by seven points or less. The Horned Frogs are 4-1 in those games.
  • Kyle Hicks leads TCU in rushing (375) and receptions (26). He is the only player nationally with over 300 yards rushing and receiving (302). His 26 receptions top all FBS running backs.
  • Kenny Hill is tied for the Big 12 lead in rushing touchdowns with six. Only three quarterbacks have led the conference in rushing scores: Bryce Petty (Baylor, 2013), Collin Klein (Kansas State, 2011, 2012) and Eric Crouch (Nebraska, 1999, 2000, 2001).
  • TCU has forced its 2016 opponents into a 3-and-out on 21-of-68 possessions (30.9 percent) for an average of 4.2 per game, tied for 23rd nationally.


Saturday Oct. 8th at 11:00am in Lawrence, KS | ESPNU

  • The Jayhawks' season total of 39 tackles for loss ranks third in the FBS and first in the Big 12 with 9.8 TFLs per game.
  • The Jayhawks hold their opponents to the second-best third down and the top fourth down conversion rates in the Big 12 at 32.8 (20-for- 61) and 16.7 (1-for-6) percent, respectively, through four games.
  • Sophomore wide receiver Steven Sims Jr., hauled in his fifth touchdown of the 2016 season at Texas Tech (Sept. 29). Sims’ five TDs tie for the most by a Kansas receiver during a season since the 2009.
  • Sophomore Dorance Armstrong Jr., sacked Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes twice in Thursday's (Sept. 29) contest, marking the second-straight game the six-foot, 246-pound defensive end dropped the opposing quarterback twice in a game.
  • After a turnover by the offense, the Jayhawk defense is allowing only 2.1 yards per play. Kansas has only allowed 26 points total when the opponent starts their possession within the Jayhawk 35 yard line.

OKLAHOMA (vs Texas)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 11:00am in Dallas, TX | FS1

  • In the Big 12 era, OU is 11-9 against the Longhorns, while head coach Bob Stoops owns a 10-7 record in the series. The Sooners have won four of the last six meetings.
  • This marks the fourth straight season that OU enters the Red River Showdown ranked in the AP Top 25 while Texas is unranked. Despite that fact, the Longhorns have won two of the last three meetings.
  • Redshirt sophomore running back Joe Mixon has amassed 340 yards on just 44 carries this season, good for a league-best 7.7 yards per rush.
  • OU, which ranks second in the Big 12 and 40th nationally in rushing defense (130.8 yards allowed per game), has held three of its four opponents to less than 90 yards on the ground (89 by Houston, 78 by ULM and 65 by TCU). Ohio State rushed for 291.
  • Junior RB Samaje Perine has 3,309 career rushing yards (6.1 per carry) to rank 8th in OU history and needs just 809 yards to tie Billy Sims (4,118) as OU’s all-time leader.

TEXAS (vs Oklahoma)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 11:00am in Dallas, TX | FS1

  • In the last eight meetings an unranked Texas has faced a ranked Oklahoma, the Longhorns have won six of those games, dating back to 1989.
  • Texas ranks 87th nationally in total defense (opponents average 428.5 yards per game) and 116th nationally in scoring defense (opponents average 38.3 points a contest). The Longhorns have yet to record an interception in 2016.
  • Running back D’Onta Foreman ranks second in the country averaging 145.3 rushing yards per game. Foreman has rushed for 436 yards in the three games he has played.
  • Texas features a balanced attack at wide receiver, as six players have caught a touchdown pass, five players have either 13 or 14 receptions and six players have between 114 and 191 receiving yards.
  • Through four games, Buechele has made his mark among freshman quarterbacks in Texas football history. He has completed 78-of-119 passes (65.5 %) for 959 yards and eight touchdowns. His eight touchdowns are a school record among true freshmen QBs.

OKLAHOMA STATE (vs Iowa State)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 2:30pm in Stillwater, OK | ESPNU

  • Defensively, the Cowboys have shown a penchant for forcing turnovers, as OSU leads the Big 12 in fumbles recovered and is second in the league in passes intercepted.
  • Running back Justice Hill has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last two games. An OSU freshman has never rushed for 100 yards or more in three consecutive games.
  • QB Mason Rudolph's performance this year has placed him in the top-25 of several NCAA rankings, including No. 7 in passing yards, No. 10 in passing yards per game, No. 16 in completions per game, No. 17 in total offense per game, No. 22 in passing yards per completion and No. 22 in yards per pass attempt.
  • The Cowboy defense has been great in the red zone over the past two games as opponents have only scored 66.7 percent of the time in the red zone this season - a mark that is the best in the Big 12 and No. 12 in the country.

IOWA STATE (vs Oklahoma State)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 2:30pm in Stillwater, OK | ESPNU

  • Where Iowa State has struggled this year is in rush defense, as the Cyclones rank 123rd out of 128 FBS schools and last among Power Five conference schools by allowing 261.0 rushing yards per game.
  • ISU is averaging 43.0 points and 484.0 yards of total offense in its last two games after averaging 14.3 points and 317.7 yards of total offense in its first three games. ISU has also tallied 12 TDs in its last two outings after scoring just five TDs in its first three games.
  • In his last three games, RB Mike Warren is averaging 109.3 yards rushing and has three TDs. His 130-yard performance vs. Baylor was the eighth 100-yard effort of his young career.
  • True freshman WR Deshaunte Jones owns the three of the six longest plays from scrimmage at 49, 43 and 41 yards. He ranks third on the team in receiving yards at 192 and leads the team in receiving TDs with three.
  • WR Allen Lazard now has four 100-yard receiving games in his career (TCU, Oklahoma, UNI, Iowa) to tie for sixth in school history and his 1,729 career receiving yards ranks seventh in school history.

KANSAS STATE (vs Texas Tech)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 6:00pm in Manhattan, KS | ESPNU

  • K-State continues to play tough defense as it currently leads the Big 12 and ranks fourth nationally in total defense and has held its opponents to an average of 12.5 points and 239.8 yards per game.
  • K-State is a perfect 20-of-20 in red zone scores so far this season, and, dating back to last year, the Wildcats have been perfect on its last 45 red-zone attempts, 32 of which resulted in touchdowns.
  • Seven players on defense have recorded 10 or more tackles, led by Elijah Lee’s 33 stops, while Jordan Willis currently is tied for the league lead in sacks with 4.0.
  • Saturday’s contest against Texas Tech represents the 300th K-State game under the direction of head coach Bill Snyder. Snyder will become just the seventh person all-time to coach 300 games on one FBS school.

TEXAS TECH (vs Kansas State)

Saturday Oct. 8th at 6:00pm in Manhattan, KS | ESPNU

  • Saturday’s game will pit the nation’s top scoring offense in Texas Tech against the Big 12’s leader for scoring defense in Kansas State. The Red Raiders are averaging a FBS-leading 59.5 points per game this season while K-State is allowing just 12.5 points per game.
  • Patrick Mahomes II enters Saturday’s contest as the nation’s leader in passing yards per game and total offense per game. Mahomes has thrown for 1,770 yards through four games this season, the most for a Red Raider quarterback during that span since Graham Harrell in 2007.
  • Jonathan Giles has recorded 565 receiving yards this season thanks in part to back-to-back games with at least 150 yards through the air.
  • Texas Tech’s 238 points mark the fourth-most for any program through four games since 2000. The Red Raiders trail only the 255 points from Baylor in 2015, the 254 points from Louisville this year and the 246 points from Oklahoma during the 2007 season.
  • Texas Tech has successfully scored in 95 percent (20-of-21) of its redzone appearances this season. The lone exception came on a missed field goal against Louisiana Tech.

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