No. 24 TCU Opens Big 12 Play Thursday at Texas Tech

Sep 9, 2013

No. 24 TCU (1-1, 0-0) at Texas Tech (2-0, 0-0)

 Date (Time)  Thursday, Sept. 12 (6:30 p.m. CDT)
 Location  Jones AT&T Stadium (60,454) | Lubbock, Texas
 TV
 ESPN
 TV Talent
 Rece Davis (PBP), Jesse Palmer (color), David  Pollack (color), Samantha Ponder (sideline)
 Radio Listing  WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM
 Spanish Radio  AM 1270 Univision Radio
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color)
 Landry Burdine (sideline)
 Spanish Radio Talent  Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)
 Gametracker  GAMETRACKER
 Game Notes  TCU GAME NOTES
 Gameday Central  Gameday Central
 Multimedia  Watch Tuesday News Conference

ABOUT THE GAME
*No. 24 TCU opens its second season in the Big 12 with a Thursday night contest at Texas Tech.
*The Horned Frogs' last game on a Thursday was a 20-13 win at Texas on Thanksgiving night last year.
*TCU was 4-1 on the road in Big 12 play last season.
*TCU's 24-5 record (.828) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the third-best mark nationally.
*TCU has won 16 of its last 17 conference road games.
*The Horned Frogs are 8-5 in short-week games under head coach Gary Patterson.

SERIES NOTES
*Texas Tech holds a 29-23-3 edge over TCU in the all-time series which began with a 28-16 Horned Frogs win in Fort Worth in 1926.
*TCU is 5-17-3 against the Red Raiders in Lubbock and 18-12 versus Texas Tech at home.
*TCU has dropped its last three games at Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs' last win in Lubbock was a 30-16 decision in 1991.
*The Horned Frogs and Red Raiders have met just three times since the Southwest Conference dissolved after the 1995 season. Texas Tech won the first game, 70-35, in Lubbock in 2004. TCU then earned a 12-3 victory in Fort Worth in 2006, before the Red Raiders' 56-53 triple-overtime win in Fort Worth last season.

FAMILIAR FACES
*TCU safeties coach Chad Glasgow was Texas Tech's defensive coordinator in 2011.
*Glasgow returned to TCU last season in the same position he held from 2001-10.
*Texas Tech special teams coordinator and safeties coach Trey Haverty served two stints as an assistant at TCU under head coach Gary Patterson.
*Haverty was a graduate assistant on defense from 2007-09, before becoming the Horned Frogs' safeties coach in 2011 and then wide receivers coach in 2012.

VERSUS THE OLD SWC
*TCU is 24-13 against its Southwest Conference rivals since the league broke up after the 1995 campaign.
*The Horned Frogs are 6-4 versus former SWC foes who are now Big 12 opponents, including a 1-2 mark against Texas Tech.

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU was picked third in the preseason Big 12 poll. The Horned Frogs received nine first-place votes and were just 18 points behind preseason favorite Oklahoma State.
*TCU has just 10 scholarship seniors on this year's roster.
*Last week, Trevone Boykin became the only quarterback in TCU history to lead the Horned Frogs in passing yards (133) and receptions (three) in the same game.
*In last year's meeting with Texas Tech, Boykin passed for a career-high 332 yards and four touchdowns. He became the first Horned Frogs' signal caller to pass for four touchdowns in back-to-back games.
*Tailback B.J. Catalon tops TCU in rushing (111 yards) and is second in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards (163.0 per game). His 38.6-yard kickoff return average, which includes a 100-yard touchdown against LSU, ranks seventh nationally.
*Waymon James is TCU's career leader in average yards per carry at 6.8, a mark that also ranks fifth nationally among active players.
*Preseason All-American and 2012 Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields made his season debut last week.
*Returning All-America cornerback Jason Verrett is tied for second on TCU with 14 tackles, including a sack. He and fellow cornerback Kevin White top the Big 12 and are among the national leaders with four pass breakups in the opening two games.

 

 


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