TCU Hosts No. 2 K-State

Nov. 5, 2012

TCU (6-3, 3-3) vs. No. 2 Kansas State (9-0, 6-0)

 Date (Time)  Saturday, Nov. 10 (6 p.m. CST)
 Location  Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) | Fort Worth, Texas
 TV
 FOX
 TV Talent
 Gus Johnson (PBP), Charles Davis (color), Julie Alexandria (sideline)
 Radio Listing  WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 117, XM 202
 Spanish Radio  AM 1270 Univision Radio
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color)
 Sean Stilley (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 will look to continue the momentum from last week's dramatic 39-38 double-overtime win at West Virginia when it hosts No. 2 Kansas State.
*Gary Patterson, the winningest coach in TCU history, will be coaching against his alma mater for the first time. Patterson is a 1983 graduate of K-State and a former safety and linebacker for the Wildcats.
*TCU has a three-game winning streak versus teams ranked in the top five and is also 4-1 in its last five games against top-five opponents. The Frogs won 36-35 at No. 5 Boise State last season. In the 2010 campaign, TCU won 47-7 at No. 5 Utah while recording a 21-19 victory over No. 5 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. TCU also had a 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in 2005.
*At No. 2 in the BCS, K-State is the highest-ranked team to play at Amon G. Carter Stadium since No. 2 Texas on Nov. 14, 1970.
*The Frogs' last game against a team ranked this high was at No. 2 Oklahoma on Sept. 27, 2008.
*As TCU's head coach, Gary Patterson is 13-8 against ranked teams.
*TCU's remaining schedule this season ranks as the toughest in the nation. The Frogs' final three opponents, K-State, Texas and Oklahoma, have a combined 22-4 overall record (.846).
*TCU is 3-1 on the road in Big 12 play this season and 0-2 at home.
*Since 2005, TCU has the nation's best record (68-3, .958) when ahead or even in turnover margin.
*TCU is playing its first season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU and Kansas State are meeting for just the sixth time in their history and the first time since 1986.
*The Frogs hold a 3-2 series lead, including a 35-22 win over the Wildcats in 1986 in Fort Worth in the last meeting between the teams.
*TCU is 2-0 against K-State in Fort Worth and 1-2 in Manhattan.
*The first meeting in the series was a 45-0 K-State victory in Manhattan in 1922.
*After that initital game in 1922, the Frogs and Wildcats did not play again until meeting in four consecutive seasons from 1983-86.
*After dropping its first two contests against K-State, TCU has a three-game winning streak in the series.

FAMILIAR FACES
*TCU linebackers coach Randy Shannon coached Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown in the 2008-09 seasons when Shannon was head coach at Miami and Brown was playing for the Hurricanes.
*Gary Patterson is not the only TCU head coach to be a member of the K-State alumni. TCU track and field's Darryl Anderson, like Patterson, is a 1983 grad of K-State.

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU is tied with Texas for having played the most true freshmen (16) in the nation.
*TCU has played more true freshmen (16) than it has scholarship seniors (11).
*The Frogs are tied with LSU and North Carolina for the national lead in most combined true and redshirt freshmen (28) playing this season.
*Nearly 70 percent of players who have seen action for TCU this season are freshmen or sophomores.
*TCU is fourth nationally with 20 players making their first career starts this season.
*Linebacker Kenny Cain is the lone senior to start on defense and see playing time on that side of the ball.
*TCU is bowl eligible for the eighth straight season and 11th time in Gary Patterson's 12 seasons as head coach.

 

 


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