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How bad is TCU’s offense? Worse than Kansas, according to this key stat

TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson (right) injured his left, non-throwing shoulder against Iowa State.
TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson (right) injured his left, non-throwing shoulder against Iowa State. AP

TCU’s offense is not playing well.

The Star-Telegram’s Drew Davison broke down the unit’s turnover problem on Monday.

The ailing shoulder of quarterback Shawn Robinson hasn’t helped matters, either.

But head coach Gary Patterson’s offense has really struggled to put points on the board, especially in the team’s Big 12 games.

Just how dire is the current state of the Horned Frogs’ offense?

In three conference games, TCU is averaging a paltry 15.7 points per game. That number ranks dead last in the league.

Yes, some teams in the Big 12 have played four games.

But the next-closest team to TCU in this category?

That would be Kansas. The Jayhawks are averaging 19 points per game. That number is almost four points higher than TCU’s scoring average.

And Kansas recently fired offensive coordinator Doug Meacham (who previously coached at TCU).

Patterson’s bunch will need to make a big leap this coming Saturday when No. 9 Oklahoma comes to town.

Thanks to the innovations of head coach Lincoln Riley and the versatility of quarterback Kyler Murray, the Sooners have the highest scoring average of any team in the Big 12 (49.3 points per game).

Like TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas have played three conference games so far this season.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson talks about the strength of the Big 12 at Big 12 Media Days.

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