Nov. 14, 2011
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Game No. 11
No. 19 TCU (8-2, 5-0) vs. Colorado State (3-6, 1-3)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (32,000)
Saturday, Nov. 19 -- 2:30 p.m. (CST)
Television: VERSUS -- Paul Burmeister (PBP), Shaun King (color), Anthony Herron (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
*No. 19 TCU will look to continue its march to a third consecutive Mountain West championship when it hosts Colorado State. The Horned Frogs are looking to win three straight conference titles for the first time in program history.
*TCU will be playing on campus for just the second time in the last seven weeks.
*TCU's longtime home of Amon G. Carter Stadium is in the midst of a $164 million renovation. Capacity for 2011 is 32,000. After full completion of the renovation in time for the 2012 campaign, Amon G. Carter Stadium will seat approximately 50,000.
Following this season, the east stands, opposite the press box, will be redone and have a double-deck appearance similar to the new north end zone.
*A victory over Colorado State would be the 45th win in the last four seasons for this year's TCU seniors, making them the winningest class in school history. It would also mark the fourth consecutive season that TCU's senior class set a new win record.
*TCU is in its final season in the MW before heading to the Big 12 in 2012.
*TCU has won a Mountain West record 22 straight league games while also holding the MW mark for consecutive home league wins at 15.
*TCU hasn't lost an MW contest since Nov. 6, 2008 at Utah (13-10).
*TCU has won its last seven meetings with Colorado State and holds a 7-1 series lead.
*The Frogs are 3-0 versus the Rams in Fort Worth, 3-1 in Fort Collins and 1-0 at neutral sites (2002 Liberty Bowl).
*Since beginning MW play in 2005, TCU has won all six games with the Rams.
*TCU's first victory over Colorado State was a 17-3 decision in the 2002 Liberty Bowl. The Frogs, then members of Conference USA, defeated the Mountain West champion Rams for Gary Patterson's first bowl win as a head coach.
*Colorado State's lone victory in the series came in the first meeting between the teams, a 42-21 Ram win in Fort Collins in 1998 when both teams were in the WAC.
DEFENDING THEIR HOME
*TCU has won 24 of its last 25 home games and is 54-7 under Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*The Frogs have lost just one Mountain West home game in the last five seasons, a 27-20 decision to Utah on Oct. 18, 2007. TCU is 23-2 all-time at home in MW games.
THE WIN COLUMN
*The Frogs have won 35 of their last 38 games and are 47-5 in their last 52 contests.
*Since 2008, the Horned Frogs' 44 wins (44-5) trail only Boise State (46-3) and Alabama (45-6).
*TCU is one of just three teams (Ohio State, Oregon) to play in a BCS game each of the past two seasons.
A QUARTET OF SOPHOMORES
*Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week Casey Pachall is sixth in the nation in passing efficiency (167.2) and the highest ranking non-senior or junior. He is on pace to set TCU single-season records for completions, completion percentage, passing yards and touchdown passes. He is completing 68.0 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
*Waymon James has a team-high 678 yards rushing. His 8.2 per carry mark ranks third among the nation's top-100 ground gainers.
*Josh Boyce's team-high 51 receptions, 867 yards and nine touchdowns are on pace for TCU single-season marks. He needs 133 yards to become just the second 1,000-yard receiver in TCU history.
*Defensive end Stansly Maponga has a team-high 9 1/2 tackles for loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.