Gary Patterson, head coach of TCU (3-4), met with the media Monday to discuss the Horned Frogs' tough season and their contest at Iowa State on Saturday.
"We've got game 10. We're obviously not in a place where we'd like to be at this time of year. This hasn't been a place where we've been in awhile, but we have opportunities to win three ballgames. It's kind of a similar situation to Iowa State. Both of us have been banged up. A lot of different people have been out. At this time of year, you get a chance to play for pride. We have the next two games on the road and a lot of work to do."
"You lose some players that we lost early, like a Devonte (Fields), and this group could have quit a long time ago. One of the things is that this group likes to play. They have a lot of pride, and there is a lot of history. As I told them, you have two ways of looking at it. You can look at it like our chance is not very good, and I told them the odds are not in your favor to win three more. To be honest with you, that is what we are going to try and do."
"I've never had one who could move over to receiver and do that. Fortunately for us, [Trevone Boykin] played some of that in two-a-days with Casey. He is too good a player and too good of an athlete to leave on the sidelines if one guy is playing quarterback. He has prepared to be a wide receiver. He likes being on the field and not standing on the sidelines. It is definitely a big positive for us and will be a big positive going forward."
|Matchup Preview | November 9, 2013|
|TCU Horned Frogs|
(3-6, 0-3 Away)
|Iowa State Cyclones|
(1-7, 0-4 Home)
|Offensive Stats Comparison|
|334.9 (110)||Total Offensive Yards||333.8 (109)|
|214.8 (79)||Passing Yards||204.8 (92)|
|119.9 (106)||Rushing Yards||133.5 (97)|
|23.4 (95)||Points Per Game||23.1 (97)|
|9 (103)||Passing TD||13 (62)|
|13 (75)||Rushing TD||10 (93)|
|86.67 (38)||Red Zone Percentage||95.45 (5)|
|Defensive Stats Comparison|
|357 (25)||Total Yards Allowed||477.5 (115)|
|230.1 (61)||Passing Yards Allowed||257.3 (103)|
|126.8 (23)||Rushing Yards Allowed||220.2 (111)|
|23.6 (42)||Points Per Game||39.9 (119)|
|26 (12)||Sacks||12 (98)|
|6 (55)||Fumble Recoveries||10 (8)|
|17 (2)||Interceptions||3 (115)|
|81.8 (55)||Red Zone Percentage||86.1 (89)|