TCU Football Travels to Iowa State

Nov. 4, 2013

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TCU (3-6, 1-5 Big 12) at Iowa State (1-7, 0-5 Big 12)

 Date (Time) Saturday, Nov. 9 (11 a.m. CDT)
 Location Jack Trice Stadium (55,000) | Ames, Iowa
 TV
FSN
 TV Talent
Mike Morgan (PBP), Brian Baldinger (color), J.C. Pearson (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
*TCU is at Iowa State in a Saturday 11 a.m. contest on FOX Sports Net.
*The Horned Frogs will be playing in Ames, Iowa, for the first time since the 1998 season opener, when TCU head coach Gary Patterson made his debut on the Horned Frogs' sideline with his first game as defensive coordinator. TCU won 31-21.
*Patterson is 1-1 as a head coach versus Iowa State.
*Iowa State's 37-23 victory last season snapped a 12-game TCU winning streak that was the longest in the nation.
*The Horned Frogs are 27-10 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.
*TCU is playing at 11 a.m. for the fifth time in 10 games this season. The Horned Frogs are 3-1 in 11 a.m. contests in 2013 and 5-2 the last two seasons.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU and Iowa State will be meeting for just the fifth time in their history.
*The Horned Frogs hold a 3-1 series lead. Last year's 37-23 Iowa State victory marked the Cyclones' first win in the series.
*TCU is 1-0 versus Iowa State in Ames, 1-1 in Fort Worth and 1-0 at neutral sites (2005 Houston Bowl).
*Prior to last season, when TCU began Big 12 play, the teams had not met since a 27-24 Horned Frogs' victory in the 2005 Houston Bowl.
*TCU won 27-10 in Fort Worth in 1995 in the first game between the teams, before taking a 31-21 decision in Ames in 1998.

ROAD WARRIORS
*At 20-5 (.800), TCU has the nation's fourth-best road record since 2009.
*TCU's 24-8 record (.750) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the third-best mark nationally.
*TCU has won 16 of its last 20 conference road games.
*TCU is tied for third nationally in most road wins (five) over Associated Press Top-25 teams since 2009.

AWARD WATCH
*TCU All-America cornerback Jason Verrett is a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
*Verrett was a first-team selection on all five Midseason All-America teams released (ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, SI.com, USA Today, Phil Steele).
*Since 2012, Verrett leads the nation with 36 passes defended (8 interceptions, 28 pass breakups).

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU has just 10 scholarship seniors on this year's roster.
*Over 40 percent of TCU players who have seen action this season are sophomores.
*Five of TCU's losses, including four to current top-25 teams, have seen it with a chance to win in the fourth quarter or overtime. Against both LSU and Oklahoma, the Horned Frogs had the ball with an opportunity to take the lead in the fourth quarter. TCU and Texas Tech were tied with less than four minutes to play. TCU trailed Oklahoma State by seven points midway through the fourth quarter. The Horned Frogs fell in overtime to West Virginia.
*TCU is on pace to become the first Big 12 team since 1996 (Nebraska) to lead the conference in both sacks and interceptions. The Horned Frogs have a Big 12-leading 26 sacks and 17 picks. The 17 interceptions are tied for second nationally.
*TCU has held 13 of its last 15 opponents to a less than 60 percent completion percentage. The mark is 51.5 percent over the last four games.
*Preseason All-Big 12 quarterback Casey Pachall, making his first start since being injured Sept. 7, completed 40-of-58 passes for 394 yards and three touchdowns against West Virginia last week. The 40 completions ranked second for a single game in TCU history, while the 394 yards placed sixth.
*Pachall has 39 career touchdown passes and needs one more to tie Slingin' Sammy Baugh (40, 1934-36) for third on TCU's career list.
*Trevone Boykin is one of just six players nationally with a 100-yard rushing and 100-yard receiving game this season. He's the only one to also have a 200-yard passing game.

 

 


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