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2017 TCU Horned Frogs football team

The 2017 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The 122nd TCU football team played as a member of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium, on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas. They were led by 17th-year head coach Gary Patterson. They finished the season 11–3, 7–2 in Big 12 play to finish in second place. They lost to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game. They were invited to the Alamo Bowl where they defeated Stanford.

2017 TCU Horned Frogs football
TCU Horned Frogs logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 39–37 vs. Stanford
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
2017 record11–3 (7–2 Big 12)
Head coachGary Patterson (17th as head coach, 19th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorSonny Cumbie (1st as play caller, 4th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorCurtis Luper (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorChad Glasgow (3rd as coordinator, 16th overall season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 45,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 TCU y   7 2         11 3  
No. 14 Oklahoma State   6 3         10 3  
Texas   5 4         7 6  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Iowa State   5 4         8 5  
Texas Tech   3 6         6 7  
Baylor   1 8         1 11  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
Championship: Oklahoma 41, TCU 17
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of October 8, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The 2016 TCU Horned Frogs football team finished the regular season 6–6 and fell to 6–7 after losing 31–23 to Georgia in the Liberty Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Jackson State*FSNW 63–042,709
September 92:30 p.m.at Arkansas*No. 23CBSW 28–773,668
September 162:30 p.m.SMU*No. 20
ESPNUW 56–3644,489
September 232:30 p.m.at No. 6 Oklahoma StateNo. 16ESPNW 44–3156,790
October 72:30 p.m.No. 23 West VirginiaNo. 8
FS1W 31–2443,257
October 1411:00 a.m.at Kansas StateNo. 6FS1W 26–652,055
October 217:00 p.m.Kansas No. 4
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
FOXW 43–042,969
October 282:30 p.m.at No. 25 Iowa StateNo. 4ABC/ESPN2L 7–1456,259
November 46:15 p.m.TexasNo. 8
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
ESPNW 24–748,042
November 117:00 p.m.at No. 5 OklahomaNo. 6FOXL 20–3888,308
November 1811:00 a.m.at Texas TechNo. 12FS1W 27–351,278
November 2411:00 a.m.BaylorNo. 12
FS1W 45–2243,015
December 211:30 a.m.vs. No. 3 OklahomaNo. 11FOXL 17–4164,104
December 288:00 p.m.vs. No. 15 Stanford*No. 13ESPNW 39–3757,653
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from Rankings from the College Football Playoff Selection Committee released prior to game (AP Poll in weeks without CFP rankings)
  • All times are in Central time

[1]

Game summariesEdit

Jackson StateEdit

All-time record Last meeting Result
0–0 First meeting N/A
Jackson State Tigers at TCU Horned Frogs – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 0 0 000
Horned Frogs 21 14 21763

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: September 2, 2017
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CT (actual: 7:05 p.m – 10:20 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 91°F, wind SE 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 42,709
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton, Umpire: M. Fitzgerald, Linesman: Rick Smith, Line judge: Scott Reilly, Back judge: Terry White, Field judge: Nick Lave, Side judge: Richard Corona, Center judge: Mike Contreraz
  • TV announcers (FSN): Mark Followill (play-by-play), Brian Baldinger (color), Lesley McCaslin (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[2] GoFrogs.com[3]
Game information

at ArkansasEdit

All-time record Last meeting Result
24–43–2 2016 Arkansas, 41–38 (2 OT)
#23 TCU Horned Frogs at Arkansas Razorbacks – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#23 Horned Frogs 7 7 01428
Razorbacks 7 0 007

at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR

  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT (actual: 2:30 p.m. – 5:46 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 82°F, wind E 10 mph
  • Game attendance: 73,668
  • Referee: Reggie Smith, Umpire: Tab Slaughter, Linesman: Mike Moeller, Line judge: Mark Stewart, Back judge: Lyndon Nixon, Field judge: Matt Mills, Side judge: Tim Murray, Center judge: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Allie LaForce (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[4] GoFrogs.com[5]
Game information

SMU (97th Battle for the Iron Skillet)Edit

All-time record Last meeting Result
49–40–7 2016 TCU, 33–3
SMU Mustangs at #20 TCU Horned Frogs – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Mustangs 16 6 7736
#20 Horned Frogs 7 21 72156

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: September 16, 2017
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT (actual: 2:32 p.m. – 5:54)
  • Game weather: Sunny and clear, 92°F, wind S 12 mph
  • Game attendance: 44,489
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta, Umpire: Bill Lamkin, Linesman: Todd Riddick, Line judge: Jeffrey Cooney, Back judge: Victor Firth, Field judge: James Reif, Side judge: Matthew Hill, Center judge: Terry Killens
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Tom Ramsey (color)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[6] GoFrogs.com[7]
Game information

at No. 6 Oklahoma StateEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
10–15–2 1–4 2016 Oklahoma State, 31–6
#16 TCU Horned Frogs at #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#16 Horned Frogs 6 14 141044
#6 Cowboys 7 3 71431

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT (actual: 2:35 p.m. – 6:06 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny, 90°F, wind SSE 13 mph
  • Game attendance: 56,790
  • Referee: Reggie Smith, Umpire: Tab Slaughter, 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 (ESPN): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color), Todd McShay (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[8] GoFrogs.com[9]
Game information

No. 23 West VirginiaEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
3–3 3–2 2016 West Virginia, 34–10
#23 West Virginia Mountaineers at #8 TCU Horned Frogs – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#23 Mountaineers 3 0 14724
#8 Horned Frogs 0 7 17731

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: October 7, 2017
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT (actual: 2:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Sunny & clear, 83°F, wind NW 12 mph
  • Game attendance: 43,257
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse, Umpire: Rick Podraza, Linesman: B. Edwards, Line judge: Quentin Givens, Back judge: Daniel Young, Field judge: Glenn Crowther, Side judge: Tuta Salaam, Center judge: Darren Winkley
  • TV announcers (FS1): Aaron Goldsmith (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (color), Bruce Feldman (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[10] GoFrogs.com[11]
Game information

at Kansas StateEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
5–5 2–3 2016 Kansas State, 30–6
#6 TCU Horned Frogs at Kansas State Wildcats – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#6 Horned Frogs 10 3 7626
Wildcats 0 3 306

at Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS

  • Date: October 14, 2017
  • Game time: 11 a.m. CT (actual 2:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 68°F, wind S 3–25 mph
  • Game attendance: 52,055
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark, Umpire: Michael Cooper, Linesman: George Gusman, Line judge: Frank LeBlanc, Back judge: Brian Ernest, Field judge: Jason Ledet, Side judge: Fulton Carson, Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (color), Bruce Feldman (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[12] GoFrogs.com[13]
Game information

KansasEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
21–8–4 5–0 2016 TCU, 24–23
Kansas Jayhawks at #4 TCU Horned Frogs – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Jayhawks 0 0 000
#4 Horned Frogs 10 14 19043

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: October 21, 2017
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CT (actual 7:12 p.m. – 10:12 p.m.)
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 84°F, wind S 12 mph
  • Game attendance: 42,969
  • Referee: Mike Defee, Umpire: Robert Richeson, Linesman: Al Green, Line judge: K. Deterding, Back judge: Terry Jones, Field judge: Joe Blubaugh, Side judge: Lo vanPhan, Center judge: Marvel July
  • TV announcers (FOX): Tim Brando (play-by-play), Les Miles (color), Spencer Tillman (color), Holly Sonders (sideline)
  • Sources: TCU Game Notes,[14] GoFrogs.com[15]
Game information

at No. 25 Iowa StateEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
7–1 4–1 2016 TCU, 41–20
#4 TCU Horned Frogs at #25 Iowa State Cyclones – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#4 Horned Frogs 0 0 707
#25 Cyclones 7 7 0014

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA

  • Date: October 28, 2017
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CT
  • Game attendance: 56,259
  • TV announcers (ABC): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
Game information

TexasEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
24–62–1 4–1 2016 TCU, 31–9
Texas Longhorns at TCU Horned Frogs – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Longhorns 0 7 007
#8 Horned Frogs 7 10 0724

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: November 4, 2017
  • Game time: 6:15 p.m. CT
  • TV: ESPN

at No. 5 OklahomaEdit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
5–11 1–4 2016 Oklahoma, 52–46
TCU Horned Frogs at Oklahoma Sooners – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#6 Horned Frogs 7 7 0620
#5 Sooners 17 21 0038

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: November 11, 2017

at Texas Tech (60th West Texas Championship)Edit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
25–31–3 2–3 2016 Texas Tech, 27–24 (2OT)
TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
#12 Horned Frogs 0 10 71027
Red Raiders 3 0 003

at Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX

  • Date: November 18, 2017

Baylor (113th Revivalry)Edit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
53–52–7 3–2 2016 TCU, 62–22
Baylor Bears at TCU Horned Frogs – Game Summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 9 10 3022
#12 Horned Frogs 14 7 141045

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: November 24, 2017
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CT
  • TV: FS1

vs. No. 3 Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship)Edit

All-time record Big 12 record Last meeting Result
5–12 1–5 2017 (regular season) Oklahoma, 38–20

RankingsEdit

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 RV 23 20 16 9 8 6 4 4 10 8 11 10 10 13 9 
Coaches RV RV 20 15 11 10 7 4 4 12 9 14 13 12 13 9 
CFP Not released 8 6 12 12 11 15 Not released

Honors and awardsEdit

Preseason awardsEdit

Preseason All-Big 12
Preseason All-Big 12
Preseason All-Big 12
  • KaVonte Turpin (WR)
Second-Team Preseason All-American (Return Specialist), USA Today
Preseason All-Big 12 (Return Specialist)

Weekly awardsEdit

  • Darius Anderson (RB)
Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, at Oklahoma State[16]
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, at Oklahoma State
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week, at Oklahoma State
Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, vs. Kansas
Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, vs. West Virginia
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll, vs. West Virginia
Davey O'Brien Award Quarterback of the Week, at Oklahoma State
Manning Award Star of the week, vs. SMU
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll, vs. SMU
  • Adam Nunez (P)
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, vs. West Virginia
  • Gary Patterson (Head Coach)
Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, at Oklahoma State
  • KaVontae Turpin (WR)
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, vs. Kansas

Major award watch listsEdit

  • Darius Anderson (RB)
Maxwell Award
  • Ben Banogu (DE)
Chuck Bednarik Award
  • Kyle Hicks (RB)
Maxwell Award
Doak Walker Award
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award
Senior Bowl
Maxwell Award
Manning Award
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award
  • Travin Howard (LB)
Chuck Bednarik Award
Bronko Nagurski Trophy
  • Patrick Morris (C)
Rimington Trophy
  • Shaun Nixon (WR)
Wuerffel Trophy
Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee
  • Joseph Noteboom (OT)
Senior Bowl
  • Adam Nunez (P)
Ray Guy Award
  • Nick Orr (S)
Jim Thorpe Award
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
Bobby Dodd Trophy
  • Austin Schlottmann (OG)
Outland Trophy
Senior Bowl
  • Ty Summers (LB)
Chuck Bednarik Award
Lott IMPACT Trophy
  • KaVontae Turpin (WR)
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, vs. Kansas
Paul Hornung Award
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award
  • Taj Williams (WR)
Senior Bowl

Major award semifinalistsEdit

Davey O'Brien Award
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 20
  • Patrick Morris (C)
William V. Campbell Trophy

Major award finalistsEdit

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 20

Honors and Awards Source: TCU Game 8 Media Notes[17] (unless otherwise noted)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-17/2017-tcu-horned-frogs-football-schedule.php
  2. ^ "TCU 63, Jackson State 0". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 2, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "TCU opens season with rout of Jackson State". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 2, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "TCU 28, Arkansas 7". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Anderson, No. 23 TCU Stifle Arkansas". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 9, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "No. 20 TCU 56, SMU 36". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "No. 20 TCU rallies for 56-36 win over SMU". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "#16 TCU 44, #6 Oklahoma State 31". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 23, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Anderson leads No. 16 TCU past No. 6 OSU". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. September 23, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "#8 TCU 31, #23 West Virginia 24". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hill scores 3 ways as No. 8 TCU stays unbeaten". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "#6 TCU 26, Kansas State 6". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "ANo. 6 TCU handles K-State, weather delays". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  14. ^ "#4 TCU 43, Kansas 0". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Defense, Hill Lead No. 4 TCU in 43-0 Rout". Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  16. ^ Carbone, Al (September 24, 2017). "TCU RB Darius Anderson and Michigan DE Chase Winovich Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "TCU Football Game 8 Media Notes" (PDF). Texas Christian University Department of Athletics. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.