Frogs Back In The Top 25
Oct. 12, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas -- After a two-week absence, the TCU football team has returned to the top 25 with an appearance at No. 24 in the USA Today poll.
The Horned Frogs (6-1, 3-0) host No. 8 BYU (6-0, 2-0) Thursday at 7 p.m. at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Cougars own the nation's longest current winning streak at 16 games.
BYU is the highest-ranked team to play at TCU since 1993, when No. 3 Texas A&M faced the Frogs in the season finale. Thursday will also be the first game featuring ranked teams at Amon G. Carter Stadium since Sept. 16, 2006, when No. 20 TCU defeated No. 24 Texas Tech 12-3.
Three Mountain West Conference teams are ranked this week as Utah is 13th.
Based on number of votes in the Associated Press poll, TCU is 27th.
TCU leads the nation in run defense (20.7 yards per game), total defense (207.4 yards per game) and fewest first downs allowed per game (10.6). The Frogs also top the country in average time of possession (36:32).