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A look at TCU

TCU missed the postseason for the first time since 2004 last season mainly because the offense failed to produce.

Posted: August 20, 2014 - 10:39pm  |  Updated: August 21, 2014 - 12:16am
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin runs from Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield, left, during an 18-yard touchdown run in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  Charlie Neibergall
Charlie Neibergall
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin runs from Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield, left, during an 18-yard touchdown run in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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THE HORNED FROGS’ SCHEDULE

2013 results

2013 stats

KEY RETURNERS

KEY LOSSES

HEAD COACH

LOCATION

STADIUM

TCU missed the bowl season for the first time since 2004 last season mainly because the
offense failed to produce.

The Horned Frogs won only four games last year but lost four games by a combined 11 points. In two other 10-point losses, TCU had a chance to win in the fourth quarter.

Expect an up-tempo, no-huddle offense from TCU this season as co-offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie — who played at Tech and was an assistant for Tommy Tuberville and Kliff Kingsbury — take over as co-offensive coordinators. Trevone Boykin returns from last season when he split time under center with Casey Pachall. He is currently competing for the starting quarterback position with Matt Joeckel, a transfer from Texas A&M. If Boykin doesn’t win the job, he could line up at wide receiver, where TCU has plenty of depth and talent. Also in the backfield is B.J. Catalon who led TCU on the ground with 569 rushing yards.

While the offense has made some tweaks, the defense is ready to go. The Horned Frogs return eight starters from a defensive unit that led the Big 12 in rushing defense. The secondary looks strong again in 2014 with safeties Sam Carter and Chris Hackett. Carter finished last season with five interceptions and four sacks while Hackett added 88 tackles and three interceptions.

Aug. 30 Samford

Sept. 13 Minnesota

Sept. 27 at SMU

Oct. 4 Oklahoma*

Oct. 11 at Baylor*

Oct. 18 Oklahoma State*

Oct. 25 Texas Tech*

Nov. 1 at West Virginia*

Nov. 8 Kansas State*

Nov. 15 at Kansas*

Nov. 27 at Texas*

Dec. 6 Iowa State*

*Big 12 games

4-8, 2-7 (7th in Big 12)

25.1 (87) scoring offense

25.3 (54) scoring defense

344.8 (104) total offense

118.6 (110) rushing

226.3 (72) passing

356.4 (24) total defense

130.8 (21) run defense

225.6 (58) pass defense

S Sam Carter, WR Josh
Doctson, DL Chucky Hunter

CB Jason Verrett, OG Eric Tausch

Gary Patterson,
15th season

Fort Worth

Amon G. Carter Stadium

— Compiled by Krista Pirtle

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