No. 23 TCU Heads to Baylor

Oct. 8, 2012

No. 23 TCU (4-1, 1-1) at Baylor (3-1, 0-1)

 Date (Time)  Saturday, Oct. 13 (6 p.m. CDT)
 Location  Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000) | Waco, Texas
 TV
 FOX Sports Net
 TV Talent
 Mike Morgan (PBP), J.C. Pearson (color)
Laura McKeeman (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)
Jeff Williams (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. 23 TCU returns to its former campus location as it makes the 87-mile trek down I-35 to face Baylor for the first time as Big 12 rivals.
*TCU was located in Waco from 1895 to 1910, before moving to its current home in Fort Worth.
*The Horned Frogs take the field for the first time after having their nation's-best 12-game winning streak snapped by Iowa State. Last year, TCU's winning streak of 13 in a row, also tops in the nation, came to an end at Baylor.
*Three of TCU's last four losses, dating back to 2008, have resulted in the Frogs following up with a winning streak of at least 12 games.
*TCU is 19-2 in its last 21 road games.
*For the first time in its last three visits to Baylor, TCU will play on a Saturday. Last year's meeting in Waco took place on a Friday night. The previous game at Baylor, in 2006, was on a Sunday afternoon.
*The Frogs have opened with a record of 4-1 or better for the fifth time in the last eight years and the seventh time in 12 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson.
*TCU is 21-6 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.
*Saturday will mark Patterson's 145th game as TCU's head coach, tying him with Abe Martin (1953-66) for second on the Frogs' all-time list. Patterson is TCU's winningest coach with a 113-31 record. His .785 winning percentage is fourth nationally among active coaches with a minimum of five years experience.
*The Frogs are 22-12 against former Southwest Conference teams, including a 3-1 mark versus Baylor, since the league dissolved after the 1995 campaign.
*Over the last eight seasons, TCU is 72-6 when playing on a Saturday.
*The Frogs' senior class has a 40-4 record and needs one victory to move into a tie for fourth with the 2008 seniors who won 41 games.

SERIES NOTES
*Last year's 50-48 Baylor win evened the all-time series between the Frogs and Bears at 50-50-7.
*TCU is 25-23-1 versus Baylor in Waco and 25-27-4 in home games against the Bears. TCU and Baylor tied in both neutral-site meetings.
*The Frogs have faced Baylor more than any other opponent in their history. The 107 games in the series date back to a scoreless tie in 1899.
*TCU is playing at Baylor in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1914-15. Last year's meeting between the Frogs and Bears was a non-conference game.
*Prior to Baylor's win last season, TCU had won three straight games over the Bears for the first time since a run of eight straight victories from 1964-71.

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU is tied with LSU and Ohio State for the national lead in most true freshmen (15) seeing action this season.
*TCU has played more true freshmen (15) than it has scholarship seniors (11).
*The Frogs have played more combined true and redshirt freshmen (27) than any program in the nation. Kentucky (26) is second, followed by UCLA (25) and USC (25).
*The Frogs have just four seniors in their starting lineup, including one on defense.
*TCU is tied for fifth nationally with 14 players making their first career starts this season.
*The Frogs are in the top 15 nationally in eight major defensive categories.
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields is tied for the Big 12 lead with 9 1/2 tackles for loss, while his 5 1/2 sacks are second. He tops all freshmen nationally in both categories. The 5 1/2 sacks are chasing the TCU freshman record of seven by Aaron Schobel in 1997.
*Josh Boyce is TCU's career leader in touchdown receptions (18).
*Skye Dawson is the lone player in the nation to rank in the top nine in punt returns (17.4 average) and top 11 in kickoff returns (30.2).

 

 


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