2015 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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2015 TCU Horned Frogs football
TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 47–413OT vs. Oregon
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
2015 record 11–2 (7–2 Big 12)
Head coach Gary Patterson (15th as head coach, 17th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Air Raid
Co-defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow (1st as coordinator; 14th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross (1st as coordinator; 3rd overall season)
Base defense 4–2–5 defense
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 45,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Oklahoma $^   8 1         11 2  
No. 20 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
No. 7 TCU   7 2         11 2  
No. 13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
West Virginia   4 5         8 5  
Texas Tech   4 5         7 6  
Texas   4 5         5 7  
Kansas State   3 6         6 7  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   0 9         0 12  
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The 120th TCU football team played as a member of the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), led by 15th-year head coach Gary Patterson, the Horned Frogs played their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

TCU (11–2, 7–2) finished the season ranked #7 in the nation after a victory in the Alamo Bowl, the season marked the Horned Frogs' fifth top-10 finish and sixth top-15 finish in the last 8 seasons. The Horned Frogs notched their sixth 11+ win season in the last 8 years and their tenth 10+ win season in the 15-year Gary Patterson era.

Previous season[edit]

The 2014 TCU Horned Frogs football team notched a 12–1 record and finished the season ranked #3. The Horned Frogs introduced a new, up-tempo offense in 2014 under new co-offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie, led by junior quarterback Trevone Boykin, who finished 4th in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting. The Frogs' sole loss came at #5 Baylor, 58–61. TCU knocked off three top-10 teams during their 2014 campaign, #4 Oklahoma, #7 Kansas State and #9 Ole Miss, during the regular season, the Horned Frogs ranked as high as #3 in the College Football Playoff Rankings and were in the mix to be included in the inaugural, 4-team College Football Playoff. In the next-to-last CFP rankings, the Frogs checked in at #3; however, even after a decisive 55–3 win over Iowa State in the final week, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee dropped the Big 12 Co-Champion Horned Frogs from #3 to #6, and out of the Playoff, in the final regular-season rankings. The Horned Frogs were invited to play in the 2014 Peach Bowl, in Atlanta, Georgia, against the Ole Miss Rebels of the SEC. The Horned Frogs shut down the Rebel offense and picked apart the vaunted Ole Miss defense in a decisive 42–3 TCU victory.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

National Signing Day unofficially kicked off the new season on February 5, 2015, the Horned Frogs inked 21 high school seniors to National Letters of Intent and added two additional playmakers by grayshirt.[1] Hoping to build on the success of the new up-tempo offense installed by Co-Offensive Coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie in 2014, the 2015 signing class included six wide receivers. Three signees graduated from high school in December 2014 and enrolled at TCU for the spring term.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Deshawn Raymond
CB
Metairie, LA East Jefferson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 31, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Breylin Mitchell
DE
Round Rock, TX Round Rock 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Jul 24, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Sam Awolope
OT
Missouri City, TX Fort Bend Marshall 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Dec 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tony James
ATH
Arlington, TX Bowie 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) 151 lb (68 kg) Nov 30, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jarrison Stewart
WR
Mesquite, TX Horn 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Jan 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jaelan Austin
WR
Grand Prairie, TX South Grand Prairie 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Semaj Thomas
LB
Fort Worth, TX Southwest 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Jan 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Joseph Broadnax
DT
Dallas, TX Bryan Adams 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 303 lb (137 kg) Feb 27, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Alec Dunham
LB
Coldspring, TX Coldspring-Oakhurst 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 6, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jozie Milton
DT
Clinton, LA Silliman Institute 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 294 lb (133 kg) Dec 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tre'Vontae Hights
ATH
Yoakum, TX Yoakum 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 7, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Kavontae Turpin
WR
Monroe, LA Neville 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jan 25, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tipa Galeai
DE
Euless, TX Trinity 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Dec 18, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Niko Small
CB
Arlington, TX Bowie 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jun 18, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Cordel Iwuagwu
OG
Houston, TX Westfield 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Jun 7, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Mike Freeze
LB
Graham, TX Graham 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 4, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Montrel Wilson
S
Keller, TX Fossil Ridge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Dec 14, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
David Bolisomi
OT
Denton, TX Ryan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 290 lb (130 kg) Dec 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Julius Lewis
ATH
Mansfield, TX Mansfield 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Arico Evans
WR
Dallas, TX Hillcrest 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 25, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jeff Gladney
ATH
New Boston, TX New Boston 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Jun 5, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 27   Rivals: 34  247Sports: 42  ESPN: 37
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

In addition to the above-listed signees, TCU added consensus 3-star wide receive Darrion Flowers (5'9", 170, Sam Houston HS, Arlington, TX), who accepted a track and field scholarship for 2015–16 and will join the football team before the 2016 season. Similarly, TCU added kicker Jonathan Song (5'9", 160, All Saints HS, Fort Worth, TX), who will also grayshirt during the 2015–16 season and count against the 2016 recruiting class. Flowers and Song will fill areas of need in 2016 after the loss of PK, P, and WRs at the conclusion of the 2015 season.

It was widely reported in early 2015 that former Southlake Carroll standout and Gatorade Football Player of the Year[2][3] Kenny Hill would transfer from Texas A&M to TCU before the 2015 season. Hill confirmed his transfer on May 22, 2015, and enrolled for the summer term,[4] as a transfer, Hill can practice with the 2015 team, but he will be ineligible for play until 2016.

During the summer, TCU added walk-on athlete Rocket Ismail, Jr. (5'11", 176, Ranchview HS, Carrollton, TX), son of All-American, Notre Dame legend and former CFL and NFL player Raghib "Rocket" Ismail. Ismail is immediately eligible and joins a number of additional walk-ons on the 2015 roster.

Coaching staff changes[edit]

Patterson formally announced coaching staff changes on February 25, 2015.[5] Following the retirement of long-time TCU defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas, Patterson promoted safeties coach and former Texas Tech defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow and TCU linebackers coach DeMontie Cross to co-defensive coordinators. TCU director of player personnel Dan Sharp was reassigned as the defensive line coach, and three-year graduate assistant Paul Gonzales was named the Frogs' cornerbacks coach. Further coaching staff changes include the shuffling and addition of analysis and graduate assistants, including the addition of former TCU linebacker and 2009 5th-round draft pick Jason Phillips.

Spring practice[edit]

The Horned Frogs' formal spring practice ran from February 28 through April 10;[6] in their April 9 spring game,[7] the Frogs were without quarterback Trevone Boykin, who underwent minor surgery on his non-throwing wrist prior to the final week of spring practice. The focus of spring ball was squarely on the defense, where Coach Patterson must replace 5 starters, including 2 linebackers. Offensive coordinators Meacham and Cumbie, meanwhile, focused on improving the year-old up-tempo offense and identifying a backup quarterback.[8]

Spring 2015 "way-too-early" pre-season rankings from most major sports news outlets, issued after the end of the 2014 season tabbed the 2015 Horned Frogs at #1 (ESPN-Martin Rickman),[9] #2 (Sports Illustrated),[10] #2 (CBSSports),[11] and #2 (ESPN-Mark Schlabach).[12]

Fall camp[edit]

In July, TCU was selected as the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 regular season crown,[13] and Trevone Boykin emerged as the frontrunner in the 2015 Heisman Trophy race.[14] During Big 12 media days, the media's attention fell heavily upon league frontrunners TCU and Baylor.[15] Fall camp began on August 4, 2015.[16]

Little news was released by Gary Patterson during the Horned Frogs' fall camp. Rumors of injuries sustained by starting wide receivers Josh Doctson and Deante Gray, as well as starting defensive tackle Davion Pierson were unconfirmed, and Patterson revealed in late August that Doctson would likely play in the opener at Minnesota while Gray's readiness for the September 3 game remained questionable.[17] Late in fall camp, junior wide receiver and special teams punt returner Cameron Echols-Luper, son of TCU running backs coach Curtis Luper, announced his transfer to Arkansas State, where Echols-Luper hopes to play quarterback.[18]

TCU was ranked #2 in both the preseason Amway (USA Today) Coaches Poll[19] and the preseason AP Poll.[20]

Schedule[edit]

TCU was one of only four teams in the country to play six road games against Power 5 Conference opponents, the Horned Frogs' road schedule included a non-conference season opener at Minnesota and five Big 12 road games. The Frogs will had only one mid-season bye during week eight of the regular season.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 p.m. at Minnesota* No. 2 TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN ESPN W 23–17   54,147
September 12 2:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin* No. 3 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FS1 W 70–7   45,786
September 19 7:00 p.m. SMU* No. 3 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX (Battle for the Iron Skillet) FSN W 56–37   48,127
September 26 3:45 p.m. at Texas Tech No. 3 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) FOX W 55–52   61,283
October 3 11:00 a.m. Texasdagger No. 4 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX ABC W 50–7   48,694
October 10 6:30 p.m. at Kansas State No. 2 Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS FOX W 52–45   53,671
October 17 6:00 p.m. at Iowa State No. 3 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA ESPN2 W 45–21   52,480
October 29 6:30 p.m. West Virginia No. 5 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX FS1 W 40–10   45,947
November 7 2:30 p.m. at No. 12 Oklahoma State No. 5 Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK FOX L 29–49   59,061
November 14 11:00 a.m. Kansas No. 13 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX FS1 W 23–17   44,375
November 21 7:00 p.m. at No. 7 Oklahoma No. 11 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 29–30   85,821
November 27 6:30 p.m. No. 7 Baylor No. 15 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX (Rivalry) ESPN W 28–21 2OT  47,675
January 2 5:45 p.m. vs. No. 15 Oregon* No. 11 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 47–41 3OT  64,569
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source: GoFrogs.com[21] and FBschedules.com[22]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 2 3 3 3 4 2 (5) 3 (3) 4 (3) 5 (3) 5 (4) 13 11 15 11 11 7 
Coaches 2 (1) 3 3 2 3 2 (4) 3 (5) 3 (4) 3 (2) 3 (4) 12 11 16 11 10 7 
CFP Not released 8 15 18 19 11 11 Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

All-time record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 TCU, 30–7
TCU Horned Frogs at Minnesota Golden Gophers – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Horned Frogs 10 0 10 3 23
Golden Gophers 0 3 7 7 17

at TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN

  • Date: September 3, 2015
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. CT (actual: 8:10 p.m. – 11:47 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Clear, 82°F, wind E 15 mph
  • Game attendance: 54,147 (stadium record)
  • Referee: Cooper Castleberry, Umpire: Jim Adams, Linesman: Bill Scott, Line judge: Frank LeBlanc, Back judge: Joel Wetzel, Field judge: Randy Smith, Side judge: Fulton Carson, Center judge: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes[23] and GoFrogs.com[24]
Game information

TCU was one of only three consensus-top 25 teams to play a true road game against a Power 5 Conference opponent in week one, joining the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes at Virginia Tech and the #20 Stanford Cardinal at Northwestern. Of the three, only #2 TCU and #1 Ohio State returned home with victories.

Stephen F. Austin[edit]

All-time record Last meeting Result
2–0 2008 TCU, 67–7
TCU Horned Frogs vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 0 0 0 7 7
#3 Horned Frogs 21 14 21 14 70

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: September 12, 2015
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT (actual: 2:36 p.m. – 5:39 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Sunny and clear, 84°F, wind NE 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 45,786
  • Referee: Scott Campbell, Umpire: M. Henderson, Linesman: Greg Downum, Line judge: Steve Hoslett, Back judge: Dave Baldwin, Field judge: Robert Asel, Side judge: Dave Curschman, Center judge: Darren Winkley
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (color), Kris Budden (sideline)
  • Sources: GoFrogs.com;[25] TCU Pre-game Notes[26][27]
Game information

The 70 points scored by the Horned Frogs in this game marked the second-highest score of any TCU Horned Frogs football team in the program's 120-year history (the record of 82 points was set against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 2014), this win extended TCU's winning streak to 10 games and improved Gary Patterson's record to 21–1 when coaching a TCU team ranked in the top 5 and 32–3 when coaching a TCU team ranked in the top 10.

SMU[edit]

All-time record Last meeting Result
48–40–7 2014 TCU, 56–0
TCU Horned Frogs vs SMU Mustangs – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 10 7 17 3 37
#3 Horned Frogs 14 14 14 14 56

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CT (actual: 7:05 p.m. – 10:34 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 89°F, wind NE 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 48,127
  • Referee: Adam Savoie, Umpire: Hilbert Byers, Linesman: Dan Harrington, Line judge: Tod Reese, Back judge: James Sima, Field judge: Matthew Hill, Side judge: Ben Vasconsells, Center judge: Mark Windham
  • TV announcers (FSN): Mark Followill (play-by-play), Brian Baldinger (color), Lesley McCaslin (sideline)
  • Sources: GoFrogs.com;[28] TCU Pre-game Notes[29][30]
Game information

This 95th Battle for the Iron Skillet came 100 years after the Frogs and Mustangs first met in October 1915 at TCU's Clark Field, a meeting TCU won 43–0, the Horned Frogs celebrated Family Weekend and Clark Society Weekend during this September 19, 2015, home game, and the TCU Lettermen's Association inducted several new members into its Hall of Fame as part of the weekend's festivities.

Texas Tech[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
25–30–3 2–2 2014 TCU, 82–27
TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Horned Frogs 16 17 7 15 55
Red Raiders 14 14 10 14 52

at Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX

  • Date: September 26, 2015
  • Game time: 3:45 p.m. CT (actual: 3:45 p.m. – 7:49 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 78°F, wind E 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 61,283
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark, Umpire: Michael Cooper, Linesman: George Gusman, Line judge: Jerod Phillips, Back judge: Brian Ernest, Field judge: Jason Ledet, Side judge: Gene Semko, Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FOX): Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (color), Kris Budden (sideline)
  • Sources: GoFrogs.com;[31] TCU Pre-game Notes;[32] TCU Game Statistics[33]
Game information

The Horned Frogs' thrilling 55–52 last-minute win over Texas Tech marked TCU's first win in Lubbock, Texas, since 1991. TCU's 750 yards of offense was the third-most in school history (the record was set against Texas Tech in 2014, with 785). Trevone Boykin's 485 passing yards was the second-most by a quarterback in school history. Josh Doctson's 267 receiving yards set a new TCU single-game record, and his 18 receptions tied the TCU record.

Texas[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
23–62–1 3–1 2014 'TCU
TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Longhorns 0 0 0 7 7
#4 Horned Frogs 30 7 10 3 50

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: October 3, 2015
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CT (actual: 11:06 a.m. – 2:36 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 68°F, wind SE 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 48,694
  • Referee: Dan Romeo, Umpire: Scott Teifer, Linesman: Andy Warner, Line judge: Marc Bovos, Back judge: Chris Alston, Field judge: Ed Vinzant, Side judge: Craig Falkner, Center judge: Ken Ray
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (color), Todd McShay (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[34] GoFrogs.com[35]
Game information

The Horned Frogs celebrated Homecoming during the October 3, 2015, Big 12 home opener versus Texas, the 50–7 win was the Horned Frogs' first home win over the Longhorns since 1992, and TCU's wins over the Longhorns in 2014 and 2015 mark the Frogs' first back-to-back wins over Texas since the 1950s. Trevone Boykin threw for 332 yards without playing in the fourth quarter. The third of his five touchdown passes broke the career touchdown pass record set by former TCU and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton from 2007–2010. Josh Doctson caught two touchdown passes, the latter of which broke former TCU wide receiver and former New England Patriot and Super Bowl Champion Josh Boyce's TCU career record.

Kansas State[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
5–4 2–2 2014 TCU, 41–20
TCU Horned Frogs at Kansas State Wildcats – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Horned Frogs 14 3 14 21 52
Wildcats 7 28 0 10 45

at Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS

  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CT (actual: 6:35 p.m. – 10:12 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Clear, 76°F, wind S 14 mph
  • Game attendance: 53,671
  • Referee: Reggie Smith, Umpire: Joel Bellinger, Linesman: Mike Moeller, Line judge: Mark Stewart, Back judge: Lyndon Nixon, Field judge: Matt Mills, Side judge: Tim Murray, Center judge: Dan Scanlan
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (color), Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[36] GoFrogs.com[37]
Game information

As the winner of the 2015 TCU–Kansas State football game, TCU took the lead in the all-time series against the Wildcats, with an overall record of 5–4, the Horned Frogs' come-from-behind win marked Gary Patterson's first win as a head coach against his alma mater in Manhattan. Jaden Oberkrom tied the all-time TCU career field goal record with a 50-yd field goal in the first half, the win marked the Frogs' 14th in a row, tying the all-time TCU record for consecutive wins. TCU's 52 points notched a school-record 5-game-50+ point streak, with the win, the Horned Frogs are now 25–1 when ranked in the top 5 and 36–3 when ranked in the top 10 under coach Patterson.

Iowa State[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
6–1 3–1 2014 TCU, 55–3
TCU Horned Frogs at Iowa State Cyclones – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Horned Frogs 14 10 7 14 45
Cyclones 21 0 0 0 21

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: October 17, 2015
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CT (actual: 6:05 p.m. – 9:37 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Clear, 54°F, wind S 0–5 mph
  • Game attendance: 52,480
  • Referee: Mike Defee, Umpire: Robert Richeson, Linesman: Al Green, Line judge: Kelly Deterding, Back judge: Terry Jones, Field judge: Joe Blubaugh, Side judge: Lo Van Pham, Center judge: Mike Cuttone
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Anthony Becht (color), Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[38] GoFrogs.com[39]
Game information

The Frogs remained perfect, extending the 2015 record to 7–0 and setting a new school record with a 15-game winning streak (dating back to 2014). TCU's top Heisman Trophy candidate, quarterback Trevone Boykin, accounted for 510 yards and 5 touchdowns, after a back-and-forth start, the Horned Frogs defense held the Cyclones scoreless through the second, third and fourth quarters. The Frogs' win marked the nation's-best fourth road victory over a Power 5 Conference foe, after the game, the Frogs entered their sole mid-season bye week sitting at first place in the Big 12 Conference standings.

West Virginia[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
3–2 3–1 2014 TCU, 31–30
TCU Horned Frogs vs West Virginia Mountaineers – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0 10 0 0 10
#5 Horned Frogs 17 6 14 3 40

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: October 29, 2015
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CT (actual: 6:35 p.m. – 10:09 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Sunny and clear, 75°F, wind S 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 45,947
  • Referee: C. Castleberry, Umpire: Jim Adams, Linesman: Bill Scott, Line judge: Frank LeBlanc, Back judge: Joel Wetzel, Field judge: Randy Smith, Side judge: Fulton Carson, Center judge: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (FS1): Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (color), Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[40] GoFrogs.com[41]
Game information

TCU hosted WVU on a Thursday night in Fort Worth following the Frogs' only mid-season bye week, the Frogs' 30-point win marked the first time in four Big 12 meetings that the winner of the TCU–WVU game was not decided on the final play. Jaden Oberkrom's 57-yard field goal at the end of the first half tied a TCU record. Trevone Boykin's 472 yards of offense brought his career total to 12,041 yards, enough to pass Andy Dalton's career record of 11,925 yards and become the most in TCU history. Josh Doctson broke the TCU record for receptions in a season with his 67th grab in only the Frogs' eighth game of 2015. He also joined Michael Crabtree as the only FBS wide receivers in the past 20 seasons with 6-straight games of 100 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, after an impressive run by Trevone Boykin, Dana Holgorsen offered Trevone Boykin a high-five on the WVU sideline.[42]

Oklahoma State[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
10–14–2 1–3 2014 TCU, 42–9
TCU Horned Frogs at Oklahoma State Cowboys – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Horned Frogs 9 0 7 13 29
#12 Cowboys 14 14 14 7 49

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: November 7, 2015
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT (actual: 2:35 p.m. – 6:27 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Sunny, 66°F, wind ENE 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 59,061
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark, Umpire: Michael Cooper, Linesman: George Gusman, Line judge: Jerod Phillips, Back judge: Brian Ernest, Field judge: Jason Ledet, Side judge: Gene Semko, Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (color), Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[43] GoFrogs.com[44]
Game information

The Horned Frogs 16-game winning streak (dating back to October 2014) and undefeated season came to an end in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Heisman Trophy hopeful Trevone Boykin committed five turnovers, including four interceptions, as the TCU offense struggled to keep pace with the Cowboys' offense, which struck deep for four touchdown passes of 48 yards or more. Leading TCU receiver Josh Doctson exited the game early with a wrist injury that took away the Horned Frogs' most dangerous deep threat.

Kansas[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
20–8–4 4–0 2014 TCU, 34–30
TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 3 7 0 7 17
#13 Horned Frogs 10 0 3 10 23

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: November 14, 2015
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CT (actual: 11:05 a.m. – 2:42 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Overcast, 61°F, wind SE 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 44,375
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton, Umpire: Rick Podraza, Linesman: Rick Smith, Line judge: Keith Garmond, Back judge: Terry White, Field judge: Nick Lave, Side judge: Jim Murphy, Center judge: Steve Baron
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (color), Kris Budden (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[45] GoFrogs.com[46]
Game information

TCU improved to 9–1 (6–1) on the season and remained perfect against the Jayhawks since joining the Big 12 Conference, but Heisman-contending quarterback Trevone Boykin left the game with an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return, the win extended the Horned Frogs' home winning streak to 12 games.

Oklahoma[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
5–10 1–3 2014 TCU, 37–33
TCU Horned Frogs at Oklahoma Sooners – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Horned Frogs 7 0 6 16 29
#7 Sooners 7 16 7 0 30

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: November 21, 2015
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CT (actual 7:14 p.m. – 10:58 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Clear, 36°F, wind N 8 mph
  • Game attendance: 85,821
  • Referee: Alan Eck, Umpire: Tab Slaughter, Linesman: Cal McNeill, Line judge: Kelly Deterding, Back judge: Donny Aultman, Field judge: Scott Gaines, Side judge: Anthony Fleming, Center judge: Chris Tallent
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color), Holly Rowe (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[47] GoFrogs.com[48]
Game information

The top-20 matchup between two 9–1 teams came ten years after the shocking TCU win in Norman that propelled the rise of the Horned Frogs on the national stage. TCU played without its starting quarterback and preseason Heisman Trophy favorite Trevone Boykin after he suffered an ankle injury early in the Frogs' game against Kansas on November 14. Leading wide receiver Josh Doctson, who received Heisman Trophy consideration midseason, was also out due to a wrist injury suffered at Oklahoma State on November 7. Including these two injuries, which topped pre-game headlines, the injury-plagued Horned Frogs squad was without its starting quarterback, 4 of their 6 top wide receivers, 2 of their 6 top offensive linemen, one starting defensive end, two starting linebackers, their starting free safety, one starting cornerback, and their starting long snapper. Additional early-season losses had also depleted the Frogs' depth, the Horned Frogs stormed back in the fourth quarter but failed to convert a would-be-winning-2-point try with less than a minute remaining.

Baylor[edit]

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
52–52–7 2–2 2014 Baylor, 61–58
TCU Horned Frogs vs Baylor Bears – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
#7 Bears 14 0 0 0 7 0 21
#15 Horned Frogs 7 7 0 0 7 7 28

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: November 27, 2015
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CT (actual: 7:20 p.m. – 11:11 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Steady rain, 38°F, wind N 17 mph
  • Game attendance: 47,675
  • Referee: Mike Defee, Umpire: Robert Richeson, Linesman: Al Green, Line judge: Mark Stewart, Back judge: Terry Jones, Field judge: Joe Blubaugh, Side judge: Gene Semko, Center judge: Mike Cutton
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes[49] and GoFrogs.com[50]
Game information

The Horned Frogs closed their regular season with a two-overtime victory of the Baylor Bears, evening the most-played series in both programs' history at 52–52–7. Appropriately, the first meeting in the series' long history, in 1899, ended in a 0–0 tie, and by the time the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 in 2012, the series was tied at 50–50–7, the matchup between the two defending Big 12 Co-Champions was highly anticipated since Baylor stunned the Frogs with a 21-point, fourth-quarter comeback in 2014.

Oregon (Alamo Bowl)[edit]

All-time record Last meeting Result
2–1 1978 TCU, 14–10
TCU Horned Frogs vs Oregon Ducks (Alamo Bowl) – Game Summary
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
#15 Ducks 21 10 0 0 7 3 0 41
#11 Horned Frogs 0 0 17 14 7 3 6 47

at AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX

  • Date: January 2, 2016
  • Game time: 5:45 p.m. CT (actual: 5:56 p.m. – 9:58 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Clear, 72°F (indoors)
  • Game attendance: 64,569
  • Referee: Marc Curles; Umpire: Brent Sowell; Linesman: G.A. Gus Morris; Line judge: Chuck Rice; Back judge: Dax Hill; Field judge: Bobby Ables; Side judge: Chris Conley; Center judge: Chris Snead
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Mack Brown (color), Alison Williams (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes[51] and GoFrogs.com[52]
Game information

The Horned Frogs' closed the 2015 season with a 47–41 3OT victory in the Alamo Bowl, after Trevone Boykin was suspended from the game following his involvement in a bar fight,[53] the Horned Frogs turned to walk-on backup quarterback Bram Kohlhausen, a fifth year senior who made his first and only start at TCU quarterback. After falling behind 0–31 at halftime, the Frogs roared back to tie the game at the end of regulation and win the game in the third overtime period. Kohlhausen was named the Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP and Travin Howard was named the Alamo Bowl defensive MVP.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015 TCU Horned Frogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Allen, ZachZach Allen Redshirt.svg So
QB 2 Boykin, TrevoneTrevone Boykin Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 7 Hill (I), KennyKenny Hill (I) Jr
QB 6 Kohlhausen, BramBram Kohlhausen Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 17 Muehlstein, GraysonGrayson Muehlstein Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 12 Sawyer, FosterFoster Sawyer Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 28 Alexander, IsaiahIsaiah Alexander So
WR 15 Austin, JaelanJaelan Austin Fr
WR 39 Canfield, JustusJustus Canfield So
WR 43 Carroll, MichaelMichael Carroll Fr
WR 9 Doctson, JoshJosh Doctson Injured Sr
WR 83 Duhon, KeatonKeaton Duhon Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 20 Gray, DeanteDeante Gray Injured Sr
WR 19 Hanes, TravisTravis Hanes Redshirt.svg So
WR 88 Hernandez, NathanNathan Hernandez Jr
WR 87 Hights, TraVontaeTraVontae Hights Fr
WR 30 Ismail, Jr., RocketRocket Ismail, Jr. Fr
WR 28 James, TonyTony James Fr
WR 7 Listenbee, KolbyKolby Listenbee Sr
WR 85 McBride, CoreyCorey McBride Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 34 Miller, PrestonPreston Miller Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 38 Osborne, ConnorConnor Osborne Jr
WR 89 Petties-Wilson, AndreAndre Petties-Wilson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 1 Porter, EmanuelEmanuel Porter So
WR 82 Reid, CharlieCharlie Reid Redshirt.svg So
WR 13 Slanina, TyTy Slanina Injured Jr
WR 14 Stewart, JarrisonJarrison Stewart Fr
WR 81 Story, Ja'JuanJa'Juan Story Injured Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 25 Turpin, KaVontaeKaVontae Turpin Fr
WR 34 Walsh, DanielDaniel Walsh Jr
WR 10 White, DesmonDesmon White So
WR 47 Whittenburg, JakeJake Whittenburg Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 28 Zeller, PatrickPatrick Zeller Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 23 Watkins, RyanRyan Watkins Jr
RB 39 Boyd, StacyStacy Boyd Jr
RB 29 Christensen, ColtenColten Christensen Sr
RB 22 Green, AaronAaron Green Sr
RB 21 Hicks, KyleKyle Hicks Redshirt.svg So
RB 24 Johnson, TrevorrisTrevorris Johnson Redshirt.svg So
RB 3 Nixon, ShaunShaun Nixon Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 86 Burtnett, BrysonBryson Burtnett Redshirt.svg So
TE 80 Jones, BuckBuck Jones Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 84 Merka, DominicDominic Merka Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 88 Novak, ColeCole Novak So
C 53 Altman, GarrettGarrett Altman Redshirt.svg So
C 55 Hunt, JoeyJoey Hunt Injured Sr
C 73 Milton, JozieJozie Milton Fr
C 51 Schlottman, AustinAustin Schlottman So
OG 65 Foltz, BradyBrady Foltz Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 70 Iwuagwu, CordelCordel Iwuagwu Fr
OG 61 MacCrory, MichaelMichael MacCrory Jr
OG 58 Morris, PatrickPatrick Morris Redshirt.svg So
OG 77 Naff, JamelleJamelle Naff Injured Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 72 Thompson, BobbyBobby Thompson Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 78 Barrett, TyTy Barrett Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 60 Walsh, ThomasThomas Walsh Redshirt.svg Fr
OT 76 Awolope, SamSam Awolope Fr
OT 79 Benuska, LukeLuke Benuska Sr
OT 62 Bolisomi, DavidDavid Bolisomi Fr
OT 69 Collins, AvianteAviante Collins Sr
OT 75 Griswold, RyanRyan Griswold Redshirt.svg Fr
OT 52 Elliott, TreyTrey Elliott Redshirt.svg Fr
OT 68 Noteboom, JosephJoseph Noteboom Redshirt.svg So
OT 64 Pryor, MattMatt Pryor Redshirt.svg So
OT 74 Vaitai, HalapoulivaatiHalapoulivaati Vaitai Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 94 Carraway, JoshJosh Carraway Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 91 Collier, L.J.L.J. Collier Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 47 Galeai, TipaTipa Galeai Fr
DE 92 Henderson, BrysonBryson Henderson Redshirt.svg So
DE 90 Lathan, TerrellTerrell Lathan Sr
DE 40 McFarland, JamesJames McFarland Injured Sr
DE 96 Mitchell, BreylinBreylin Mitchell Fr
DE 93 Morsharrafa, MichaelMichael Morsharrafa Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 93 Tuaua, MikeMike Tuaua Sr
DL 66 Davis, PakamiaiaeaPakamiaiaea Davis Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 97 Bradley, ChrisChris Bradley So
DT 54 Broadnax, JosephJoseph Broadnax Fr
DT 95 Curry, AaronAaron Curry Jr
DT 99 Lawson, TevinTevin Lawson Injured Jr
DT 98 McDermott Vai, CaseyCasey McDermott Vai Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 57 Pierson, DavionDavion Pierson Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 53 Cullen, GeorgeGeorge Cullen So
LB 43 Devereaux, DavisDavis Devereaux Fr
LB 35 Douglas, SammySammy Douglas Injured Jr
LB 23 Dunham, AlecAlec Dunham Fr
LB 50 Gillaspy, HarrisonHarrison Gillaspy So
LB 32 Howard, TravinTravin Howard So
LB 49 Kaufman, GarrettGarrett Kaufman So
LB 42 Summers, TyTy Summers Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 49 Thomas, SemajSemaj Thomas Fr
LB 44 Whitmill, PaulPaul Whitmill Redshirt.svg So
LB 20 Wilson, MontrelMontrel Wilson Fr
S 16 Downing, MichaelMichael Downing Redshirt.svg So
S 7 Evans, AricoArico Evans Fr
S 6 Iloka, KennyKenny Iloka Injured Sr
S 31 Issahaku, RidwanRidwan Issahaku Redshirt.svg Fr
S 30 Johnson, DenzelDenzel Johnson Jr
S 26 Kindred, DerrickDerrick Kindred Sr
S 18 Orr, NickNick Orr So
S 4 Small, NikoNiko Small Fr
S 15 Wesley, SteveSteve Wesley Redshirt.svg So
CB 19 Calvin, CydCyd Calvin Redshirt.svg So
CB 14 Gladney, JeffJeff Gladney Fr
CB 31 Killpatrick, DevinDevin Killpatrick Sr
CB 24 Lewis, JuliusJulius Lewis Fr
CB 33 Lewis, RobertRobert Lewis Sr
CB 3 Mosley, TorranceTorrance Mosley Injured So
CB 33 Musgrove, RickyRicky Musgrove Fr
CB 2 O'Meally, CorryCorry O'Meally Sr
CB 17 Raymond, DeShawnDeShawn Raymond Fr
CB 11 Texada, RanthonyRanthony Texada Injured Redshirt.svg So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 36 Graf, RyanRyan Graf Fr
P 29 Nunez, AdamAdam Nunez Fr
P 37 Perry, EthanEthan Perry Sr
PK 49 Hatfield, BrandonBrandon Hatfield So
PK 33 Oberkrom, JadenJaden Oberkrom Sr
PK 46 Song, JonathanJonathan Song Fr
LS 71 Boggs, MattMatt Boggs Injured So
LS 67 Graham, ColeCole Graham Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • DeMontie Cross (Co-Defensive Coordinator/LBs, 3rd year)
  • Sonny Cumbie (Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs, 2nd year)
  • Chad Glasgow (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties, 14th year)
  • Doug Meacham (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside WRs, 2nd year)
  • Jarrett Anderson (Offensive Line Coach, 18th year)
  • Rusty Burns (Outside Receivers Coach, 7th year)
  • Paul Gonzales (Cornerbacks Coach, 1st year)
  • Curtis Luper (Running Backs Coach, 3rd Year)
  • Dan Sharp (Defensive Line Coach, 24th year)
  • Eric Russell (Director of Player Personnel–Special Teams, 1st year)
  • Don Sommer (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, 14th year)
  • Matt Parker (Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach, 9th year)
  • Zarnell Fitch (Director of High School Relations, 1st year)
  • Hudson Fuller (Offensive Analyst, 1st year)
  • Jeremy Modkins (Defensive Analyst, 1st year)
  • Jake Brown (Graduate Assistant–Offense, 1st year)
  • Clifton Odom (Graduate Assistant–Defense, 1st year)
  • Bryson Oliver (Graduate Assistant–Offense, 2nd year)
  • Jason Phillips (Graduate Assistant–Defense, 1st year)
  • David Gable (Assoc. Director–Sports Medicine, 12th year)
  • Matt Lewis (Director–Football Operations, 12th year)
  • Nelly Gonzalez (Asst. Director–Football Operations, 1st year)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 6, 2015

Returning starters[edit]

TCU anticipated the return of the below-listed starters (10 offensive starters, 5 defensive starters, and 2 players on special teams). Preseason and early-season injuries plagued the Horned Frogs, rendering several of the returners unavailable for all or part of the 2015 season, including Deante' Gray (season),[54] Kolby Listenbee (several weeks),[55] Ty Slanina (early, season-ending injury),[56] James McFarland (season),[54] Terrell Lathan (several weeks),[57] Davion Pierson (several weeks),[58] and Ranthony Texada (early, season-ending injury).[59] Additionally, week 1 starting linebacker Mike Freeze left the team for personal reasons,[58] and starting linebacker Sammy Dougals[54] and starting safety Kenny Iloka[57] suffered early season-ending injuries.

Offense[edit]

Player Class Position
Josh Doctson Senior WR
Deante' Gray Senior WR
Kolby Listenbee Senior WR
Ty Slanina Junior WR
Trevone Boykin Senior QB
Aaron Green (American football) Senior TB
Joey Hunt Senior C
Brady Foltz Senior OG
Jamelle Naff Senior OG
Halapoulivaati Vaitai Senior OT
Reference: TCU Spring Prospectus

Defense[edit]

Player Class Position
Derrick Kindred Senior S
Terrell Lathan Senior DE
James McFarland Senior DE
Davion Pierson Senior DT
Ranthony Texada Sophomore CB
Reference: TCU Spring Prospectus

Special Teams[edit]

Player Class Position
Jaden Oberkrom Senior PK
Ethan Perry Senior P
Reference: TCU Spring Prospectus

Depth Chart[edit]

As released October 12, 2015, prior to the Frogs' week 7 game at Iowa State:

Offense[edit]

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Cl.
LT 74
69
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Aviante Collins
6–6
6–6
315
295
Sr.
Sr.
LG 77
72
Jamelle Naff
Bobby Thompson
6–4
6–6
325
310
Sr.
Sr.
C 55
51
Joey Hunt
Austin Schlottman
6–3
6–6
295
300
Sr.
Sr.
RG 65
58
Brady Foltz
Patrick Morris
6–4
6–3
320
288
Sr.
So.
RT 68
64
Joseph Noteboom
Matt Pryor
6–5
6–7
320
350
So.
So.
TE 80
84
Buck Jones
Dominic Merka
6–4
6–4
255
250
Jr.
Sr.
RB 22
21
24
3
Aaron Green OR
Kyle Hicks OR
Trevorris Johnson OR
Shaun Nixon
5–11
5–10
5–11
5–10
205
200
221
196
Sr.
So.
So.
RFr.
QB 2
6
12
Trevone Boykin
Bram Kohlhausen
Foster Sawyer
6–2
6–2
6–5
205
203
228
Sr.
Sr.
RFr.
WR (X) 7
28
Kolby Listenbee
Tony James
6–1
5–10
183
156
Sr.
Fr.
WR (H) 10
25
Desmon White
KaVontae Turpin
5–7
5–9
150
152
So.
Fr.
WR (Y) 3
14
Shaun Nixon
Jarrison Stewart
5–10
6–0
196
190
RFr.
Fr.
WR (Z) 9
81
15
Josh Doctson
Ja'Juan Story
Jaelan Austin
6–3
6–4
6–0
195
208
192
Sr.
Sr.
Fr.

Defense[edit]

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Cl.
LE 94
92
47
96
Josh Carraway
Bryson Henderson
Tipa Galeai
Breylin MItchell
6–4
6–6
6–5
6–4
250
275
220
255
Jr.
So.
Fr.
Fr.
DT 97
99
Chris Bradley
Tevin Lawson
6–2
6–4
255
280
So.
Jr.
DT 57
95
Davion Pierson
Aaron Curry
6–2
6–2
305
280
Sr.
Jr.
RE 93
90
Mike Tuaua
Terrell Lathan
6–3
6–5
253
280
Sr.
Sr.
MLB 42
32
Ty Summers
Travin Howard
6–2
6–1
230
190
RFr.
So.
SLB 20
23
Montrel Wilson
Alec Dunham
6–3
6–1
208
213
Fr.
Fr.
SS 30
7
Denzel Johnson
Arico Eans
6–2
6–2
205
196
Jr.
Fr.
FS 26
4
Derrick Kindred
Niko Small
5–10
6–10
210
187
Sr.
Fr.
WS 31
16
Ridwan Issahaku
Michael Downing
6–1
5–11
180
175
RFr.
So.
CB 2
17
3
Corey O'Meally
DeShawn Raymond
Torrance Mosley
6–0
6–1
5–10
170
180
160
Sr.
Fr.
So.
CB 18
24
Nick Orr
Julius Lewis
5–10
5–10
166
170
So.
Fr.

Special Teams[edit]

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Cl.
PK 33 Jaden Oberkrom 6–3 187 Sr.
LSN 71 Matt Boggs 6–0 205 So.
SSN 88 Bryson Burtnett 6–5 248 So.
H 11 Zach Allen 6–3 210 So.
KO 33
46
Jaden Oberkrom
Jonathan Song
6–3
5–10
187
170
Sr.
Fr.
P 37
46
Ethan Perry
Jonathan Song
6–4
5–10
230
170
Sr.
Fr.
KR 25
3
KaVontae Turpin
Shaun Nixon
5–9
5–10
152
198
Fr.
RFr.
PR 25
10
KaVontae Turpin
Desmon White
5–9
5–7
152
150
Fr.
So.

Awards and honors[edit]

Preseason Awards[edit]

Gary Patterson
  • CBS Sports Preseason Coach of the Year[60]
Trevone Boykin
  • CBS Sports Preseason Player of the Year[60]
  • CBS Sports Preseason First Team All-American[60]
  • ESPN Preseason All-American[61]
  • Sports Illustrated Preseason All-American[62]
  • Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year[63][64]
  • Preseason All-Big 12[64]
 
Josh Doctson
  • Preseason All-Big 12[64]
Joey Hunt
  • Preseason All-Big 12[64]
Davion Pierson
  • Preseason All-Big 12[64]
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
  • Preseason All-Big 12[64]

Weekly Awards[edit]

Gary Patterson
  • Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week (vs. Baylor, week 13)[65]
Trevone Boykin
  • Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week (vs. SMU, week 3)[66]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 3 Honorable Mention (vs. SMU, week 3)[67]
  • FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[68]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 4 Honorable Mention (at Texas Tech, week 4)[69]
  • Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll (at Texas Tech, week 4)[70]
  • Manning Award Star of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[71]
  • Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[72]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 5 Honorable Mention (vs. Texas, week 5)[73]
  • Manning Award Star of the Week (vs. Texas, week 5)[74]
  • Davey O'Brien "Great 8" Performance (vs. Texas, week 5)[75]
  • CBS Sports National Player of the Week (at Kansas State, week 6)[76]
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (at Kansas State, week 6)[77]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Week 6 National Player of the Week (at Kansas State, week 6)[78]
  • Manning Award Star of the Week (at Kansas State, week 6)[79]
  • Davey O'Brien "Great 8" Performance (at Kansas State, week 6)[80]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 7 Honorable Mention (at Iowa State, week 7)[81]
  • Davey O'Brien "Great 8" Performance (at Iowa State, week 7)[82]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 9 Honorable Mention (vs. West Virginia, week 9)[83]
  • Manning Award Star of the Week (vs. West Virginia, week 9)[84]
  • Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week (vs. West Virginia, week 9)[85]
Josh Doctson
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 3 Honorable Mention (vs. SMU, week 3)[67]
  • Walter Camp National Player of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[86]
  • CBS Sports National Player of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[87]
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[88]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week (at Texas Tech, week 4)[89]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 6 Honorable Mention (at Kansas State, week 6)[78]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 7 Honorable Mention (at Iowa State, week 7)[81]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 9 Honorable Mention (vs. West Virginia, week 9)[83]
Jaden Oberkrom
  • Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (at Minnesota, week 1)[90]
  • Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (vs. Kansas, week 11)[91]
Ty Summers
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Baylor, week 13)[92]
  • Walter Camp National Player of the Week (vs. Baylor, week 13)[93]
KaVontae Turpin
  • Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Texas, week 5)[94]
  • Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll (vs. Texas, week 5)[95]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award – Week 5 Honorable Mention (vs. Texas, week 5)[73]
  • Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll (at Oklahoma State, week 10)[96]

Midseason Awards[edit]

Trevone Boykin
  • CBS Sports Midseason All-American[97]
  • ESPN Midseason All-American[98]
  • FOX Sports Midseason All-American[99]
  • Sports Illustrated Midseason All-American[100]
  • USA Today Midseason All-American[101]
Josh Doctson
  • CBS Sports Midseason All-American[97]
  • ESPN Midseason All-American[98]
  • FOX Sports Midseason All-American[99]
  • Sports Illustrated Midseason All-American[100]
  • USA Today Midseason All-American[101]

Award Watch Lists[edit]

Gary Patterson
  • Paul 'Bear' Bryant Coach of the Year Watch List[102]
  • Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Watch List[103]
Trevone Boykin
  • Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List[104][105]
  • Manning Award Watch List[106][107]
  • Maxwell Award Watch List[108][109]
  • Davey O'Brien Award Watch List[110][111]
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List[112]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List[113]
Josh Doctson
Aaron Green
Joey Hunt
Derrick Kindred
  • Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List[108][127]
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List [128]
Jaden Oberkrom
Davion Pierson
Mike Tuaua
  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Watch List [132][133]
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
  • Outland Trophy Watch List[118][119]
  • Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List[122]
  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Watch List [132][133]

Award Semifinalists[edit]

Trevone Boykin
  • Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalist[134]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist[135]
  • Maxwell Award Semifinalist[136]
  • Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist[137]
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 15[138]
Josh Doctson
  • Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist[139]
  • Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalist[134]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist[135]
  • Maxwell Award Semifinalist[136]
Aaron Green
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist[135]
Jaden Oberkrom
  • William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist[140]
  • Lou Groza Award Semifinalist[141]

Award Finalists[edit]

Trevone Boykin
  • Manning Award Finalist[142]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalist[143]
  • Davey O'Brien Award Finalist[144]
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist[145]
Josh Doctson
  • Biletnikoff Award Finalist[146]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalist[143]

Postseason Awards[edit]

Gary Patterson
  • Honorable Mention Big 12 Coach of the Year[147]
Trevone Boykin
  • Walter Camp Second Team All-American[148]
  • Second Team All-Big 12[147]
  • Honorable Mention Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year[147]
Josh Carraway
  • First Team All-Big 12[147]
Josh Doctson
  • Unanimous First Team All-American[149]
  • AFCA First Team All-American[150]
  • AP First Team All-American[151]
  • CBS Sports First Team All-American[152]
  • FWAA First Team All-American[153]
  • Sporting News First Team All-American[154]
  • Sports Illustrated First Team All-American[155]
  • USA Today First Team All-American[156]
  • Walter Camp First Team All-American[148]
  • First Team All-Big 12[147]
  • ESPN.com All-Big 12[157]
Aaron Green
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12[147]
Travin Howard
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12[147]
Joey Hunt
  • First Team All-Big 12[147]
Denzel Johnson
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12[147]
Derrick Kindred
  • First Team All-Big 12[147]
  • ESPN.com All-Big 12[157]
Kolby Listenbee
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12[147]
Jaden Oberkrom
  • FWAA Second Team All-American[153]
  • Second Team All-Big 12[147]
  • Honorable Mention Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year[147]
  • ESPN.com All-Big 12[157]
Davion Pierson
  • First Team All-Big 12[147]
Ty Summers
  • Honorable Mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year[147]
Mike Tuaua
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12[147]
KaVontae Turpin
  • FWAA Freshman All-American[158]
  • Honorable Mention Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year[147]
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12[147]
  • ESPN.com All-Big 12[157]
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
  • Second Team All-Big 12[147]

Bowl Awards[edit]

Josh Carraway
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]
Aaron Green
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]
Bram Kohlhausen
Travin Howard
Denzel Johnson
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]
Jaden Oberkrom
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]
Davion Pierson
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]
Austin Schlottman
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]
Ty Summers
  • ESPN All-Big 12 Bowl Team[159]

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