Oklahoma State football: Key numbers to know for TCU matchup

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Oklahoma State football will take on a new-look Texas Christian squad at home in a Week 11 matchup on 7 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13. TCU just parted ways last month with its longtime head coach, Gary Patterson, after 21 years, and won its first game without him in a 30-28 upset victory against No. 12 Baylor in Week 10.

OSU (8-1, 5-1) moved to No. 10 in the latest AP poll and CFP rankings with its Week 10 victory at West Virginia. The Cowboys’ stifling defense made an emphatic 24-3 win against the Mountaineers, allowing only 133 total yards of offense against a team that came in averaging 403 yards per game.

TCU (4-5, 2-4), on the other hand, fired Patterson in late October after a three-game losing streak — and arguably, after a four-year stretch of mediocrity during which the Horned Frogs had only mustered a 21-22 win-loss record.

This Saturday, Oklahoma State football will face an optimistic TCU squad that just pulled off an upset win against No. 13 Baylor last weekend.

The Horned Frogs certainly showed that they’re capable of defeating quality teams in their win against Baylor last weekend. In his first start for TCU after transferring from Oklahoma last year, quarterback Chandler Morris completed 29-of-41 passes for 461 yards and two touchdowns.

Despite the Horned Frogs’ impressive win against Baylor last week, the Cowboys are favored by 13.5 points this Saturday. As a Top 10 team, Mike Gundy and OSU knows that most opponents will be eager to give their best shot to pull off an upset win — look no further than Iowa State fans storming the field in Ames to celebrate after last month’s Cyclones defeat of the Cowboys.

Here are five numbers that will define OSU’s home matchup against TCU on Saturday night:

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