TCU Hosts Grambling State in 2012 Opener
Sept. 3, 2012
Game No. 1
No. 17 TCU (0-0) vs. Grambling State (0-1)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000)
Saturday, Sept. 8 -- 6 p.m. (CDT)
Television: Fox Sports Southwest Plus -- Mark Followill (PBP), J.C. Pearson (color), Emily Jones (sideline)
Radio: TCU/IMG Sports Network -- WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM, GoFrogs.com [Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color), Jeff Williams (sideline)]
Spanish - AM 1270 Univision Radio - Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)ABOUT THE GAME
*No. 17 TCU opens the 2012 season when it hosts Grambling State in the first game at Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild. Overall, it's the 82nd season of TCU playing in one form or another of Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*The Horned Frogs, who have the nation's longest current winning streak at eight in a row, will take the field for the first time as a member of the Big 12. TCU also has the nation's longest winning streak for conference games at 24.
*With a victory, Gary Patterson would become TCU's all-time winningest coach. His 109 wins are tied with Dutch Meyer (1934-52) for the top spot in Frog history. Meyer was 109-79-13 from 1934-52, including national championships in 1935 and 1938.
*Patterson's .784 winning percentage (109-30) is fourth nationally among active coaches.
*TCU was one of just four schools to have a bye the opening weekend (Sept. 1) of the season. The last time the Frogs had an open date the first week was 2009, when they went 12-0 en route to the Fiesta Bowl.
*TCU and Grambling State are meeting for the first time on the gridrion.
*Grambling State coach Doug Williams, also a former standout for the Tigers, was the Super Bowl XXII Most Valuable Player as he quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in 1988.
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