Oct. 26, 2009
TCU-UNLV Game Notes
No. 6 TCU (7-0, 3-0) vs. UNLV (3-5, 1-3)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (44,358)
Saturday, Oct. 31 -- 3 p.m.
Television: Versus -- [Tim Neverett (PBP), Glenn Parker (color), Lindsay Soto (sideline)]
Radio: TCU/ISP Sports Network -- 103.3 ESPN, 88.7 KTCU, 1070 AM KNTH (Houston), GoFrogs.com (Yahoo) [Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color), Jeff Williams (sideline)]
ABOUT THE GAME
*No. 6 TCU will look to continue the momentum from last week's 38-7 win at BYU when it hosts UNLV in the Horned Frogs' Homecoming game.
*Dating back to last season, TCU has won nine in a row and holds the nation's fourth-longest current winning streak (Florida 17, Iowa 12, Texas 11).
*The Frogs have their first nine-game winning streak since they won their final eight games in 2006 and the season opener in 2007.
*The Frogs are one of only seven undefeated teams remaining in the nation.
*TCU has its highest ranking in the final week of October since its 1938 national championship season, when it was at No. 2 in the Associated Press poll.
*Since the start of the 2005 campaign, the Frogs are 21-1 in day games and 42-4 when playing on a Saturday.
*TCU has a 10-game winning streak in its homecoming games. TCU coach Gary Patterson is 8-0 in those contests.
*At 7-0, TCU is off to its best start since 2003, when it won its opening 10 games.
*The Frogs have won their opening seven games for only the third time since 1938 and the seventh time in their history (2003, 2000, 1938, 1935, 1929, 1920).
DEFENDING THEIR HOME
*TCU has an 11-game home winning streak.
*Since 1999, TCU is 53-6 in its last 59 home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*At 34-4 (.895), the Frogs have the fifth-best home record in the nation over the last seven seasons.
*In its three home games this year, the Frogs have allowed a total of 84 yards rushing (28.0 per game) on 77 attempts (1.1 per carry).
*TCU holds a 6-1 lead over UNLV in a series that began in 1996 when both teams were members of the Western Athletic Conference.
*TCU is 3-0 versus the Rebels in Fort Worth and 3-1 in Las Vegas.
*Since beginning MWC play in 2005, the Frogs are 4-0 against UNLV. Both previous meetings with the Rebels in Fort Worth came on Senior Night. TCU was victorious in both games, 51-3 in 2005 and 34-10 in 2007. TCU took 25-10 (2006) and 44-14 (2008) decisions in its MWC visits to Las Vegas.
*The Frogs and Rebels met for three consecutive years (1996-98) in the WAC. TCU won the initial meeting, 42-34, in Fort Worth in 1996. The Frogs then made two straight trips to Las Vegas, falling 21-19 in 1997 before a 41-18 victory in 1998.
*One of the more significant victories in TCU football history came against UNLV.
*After the Frogs posted a 1-10 record in 1997, current head coach and then-defensive coordinator Gary Patterson arrived at TCU as part of a new staff.
*The Frogs made an immediate improvement and were 5-5 heading into the 1998 regular-season finale at UNLV.
*A 41-18 victory over the Rebels gave TCU a 6-5 record and set the stage for an appearance in the Sun Bowl. The Frogs posted a 28-19 win against USC, beginning a stretch of 10 bowl games in 11 seasons.