TCU To Face BYU In Friday Match-Up At Cowboys Stadium

TCU tight end Logan Brock has five touchdown receptions in the last 10 games.

TCU tight end Logan Brock has five touchdown receptions in the last 10 games.

Oct. 24, 2011

 

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Game No. 8

TCU (5-2, 3-0) vs. BYU (6-2)

Arlington, Texas -- Cowboys Stadium (71,167)

Friday, Oct. 28 -- 7 p.m. (CDT)

Television: ESPN -- Joe Tessitore (PBP), Rod Gilmore (color), Samantha Steele (sideline)

Radio: TCU/IMG Sports Network -- WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM, KKHT 100.7 FM (Houston), 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
*After battling the last six years as Mountain West rivals, TCU and BYU meet in a non-conference Friday night match-up at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
*The Horned Frogs are in their final season in the MW before heading to the Big 12, while the Cougars are in their debut campaign as an Independent.
*TCU will be playing in the state of Texas for the sixth time in eight games this season.
*TCU is playing at Cowboys Stadium for the second straight season. The Frogs defeated Oregon State, 30-21, in last year's season-opening Cowboys Classic.
*TCU and BYU are meeting on a non-Saturday for the fourth time in the last seven seasons. The teams played three straight years (2006-08) on a Thursday.
*In the four years it beat BYU as an MW opponent, TCU went on to post an overall 47-4 record with a 31-1 league mark.
*The Frogs finished 19-7 overall and 10-6 in the MW the two years they lost to BYU.

RECORD WATCH
*TCU has won a Mountain West record 20 straight league games.
*The previous MW mark was 18 in a row by BYU (2006-08). The Frogs snapped the Cougars' streak with a 32-7 victory in 2008.
*TCU hasn't lost an MW contest since Nov. 6, 2008 at Utah (13-10).

SERIES NOTES
*TCU's three-game winning streak over BYU has evened the all-time series at 5-5.
*TCU is 3-3 versus the Cougars in Fort Worth and 2-2 in Provo.
*When both teams were members of the MW, TCU had a 4-2 series advantage over BYU. The Frogs were 2-1 against the Cougars in Fort Worth and 2-1 in Provo.
*The first meeting between the teams was a 33-12 Frog victory in Fort Worth in 1987.
*A 38-7 Frog win in 2009 marked the only time TCU and BYU met with both teams ranked.
*Two of BYU's six home losses in the last six seasons are to TCU.
*Prior to 2005, TCU's first year in the MW, TCU and BYU had not met since the 1996-97 campaigns when both schools were members of the Western Athletic Conference.
*A 51-50 overtime victory in Provo in 2005 represents the largest come-from-behind win in Gary Patterson's 11-year tenure as TCU's head coach. The Frogs trailed by 18 points, 34-16, with less than two minutes to play in the third quarter.

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN
*TCU is playing on a Friday for the second time this season and third time in the last two years.
*All three Friday games have taken place in Texas. The Frogs lost 50-48 to Baylor in the 2011 season opener and won 41-24 at SMU last year.
*Prior to 2010, TCU had not played on a Friday since a 20-13 win over Houston in the 2007 Texas Bowl. Also before 2010, the Frogs' last regular-season Friday game had been Oct. 15, 2004, a 41-25 loss at UAB.

THE WIN COLUMN
*TCU has won 32 of its last 35 games and is 44-5 in its last 49 contests.
*Since the start of the 2008 season, TCU is 41-5. The Frogs' 41 wins trail only Boise State (45-2) and Alabama (44-5).
*TCU is one of just three teams (Ohio State, Oregon) to play in a BCS game each of the past two campaigns.

NOTING THE FROGS
*Quarterback Casey Pachall, on pace to set TCU single-season records for completions, completion percentage, yards passing and touchdown passes, ranks eighth in the nation in pass efficiency rating (165.2).
*Wide receiver Josh Boyce is on pace for TCU single-season marks in both receptions and receiving yards. He has 38 catches for 604 yards and five touchdowns.
*Defensive end Stansly Maponga tops TCU in tackles for loss (6 1/2), sacks (five), forced fumbles (four) and fumble recoveries (two).

 

 


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