Horned Frogs Announce 2010 Non-Conference Slate

March 22, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Sept. 4 nationally-televised season opener with Oregon State at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington highlights TCU's 2010 non-conference schedule.

The first-ever gridiron meeting between the Horned Frogs and Beavers will be televised on ESPN, one of two September games for TCU on the network. ESPN will also carry a Friday, Sept. 24 contest at SMU.

TCU will play on a Friday for the first time since the 2007 Texas Bowl, a 20-13 Horned Frog victory over Houston. The last TCU regular-season game on a Friday was Oct. 15, 2004 at UAB.

All four of TCU's non-conference games will be played in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with the longest trip being to Dallas for the SMU contest.

After a Sept. 11 home opener with Tennessee Tech, TCU will host Baylor on Sept. 18. Kickoff times and television plans for both games will be announced later.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson earned his master's degree from Tennessee Tech while serving two seasons (1983-84) as the Golden Eagles' linebackers coach. Horned Frog defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Dick Bumpas was Tennessee Tech's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach during that same time.

In Oregon State and Baylor, TCU will face at least two opponents from BCS automatic-qualifying conferences for the eighth consecutive season. The Horned Frogs are 13-3 in their last 16 games against teams from automatic-qualifying leagues.

TCU's Mountain West Conference schedule will be released later this spring by the league office.

2010 TCU Football Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 4 - vs. Oregon State (Cowboys Stadium), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Sept. 11 - vs. Tennessee Tech, TBA (TBA)
Sept. 18 - vs. Baylor, TBA (TBA)
Sept. 24 - at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN)



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