No. 4 Frogs Look To Clinch Share Of MWC Title

All three of senior Ryan Christian's career receiving touchdowns have come in the last two games.

All three of senior Ryan Christian's career receiving touchdowns have come in the last two games.

Nov. 16, 2009

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Game #11

No. 4 TCU (10-0, 6-0) at Wyoming (5-5, 3-3)

Laramie, Wyo. -- War Memorial Stadium (30,514)

Saturday, Nov. 21 -- Noon (MST)

Television: The Mtn. -- [Dan Gutowsky (PBP), Blaine Fowler (color), Natalie Vickers (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), Sean Stilley (sideline)]

ABOUT THE GAME
*No. 4 TCU will look to clinch at least a share of the Mountain West Conference championship when it travels to Wyoming for its final road game of the 2009 campaign.
*The Horned Frogs are looking for their first MWC title since 2005.
*TCU has won 12 in a row for the nation's third-longest current winning streak (Florida 20, Texas 14).
*The Frogs have their longest winning streak since a 13-game run over the final 10 contests in 2005 and the opening three games in 2006. At the time, it was the nation's longest winning streak.
*The Frogs are one of six undefeated teams in the nation.
*TCU has reached the 10-win mark for the sixth time in the last eight seasons. A victory Saturday would give the Frogs their fifth 11-win campaign since 2003.
*TCU is 10-0 for the first time since 2003.
*It's just the second time since their 1938 national championship season and the fourth time in their history (1935, 1938, 2003) that the Frogs have started 10-0. In two of the three previous seasons (1935, 1938), TCU captured the national title.
*The Frogs have outscored their opponents 233-53 in the last five games, allowing just six touchdowns.
*TCU's seniors have 40 victories, leaving them two shy of becoming the all-time winningest class in school history. The record of 41 wins was set by last year's seniors (2005-08).

BEATING THE RANKED
*TCU is 3-0 against teams (BYU, Clemson, Utah) currently ranked in the top 25 with a combined victory margin of 107-45. Two of the three wins were on the road.

A NUMBERS GAME
*TCU is fourth in the nation in both total offense (467.6 yards per game) and total defense (244.9 yards per game), making the Frogs the only team to appear in the top 15 in both categories.
*TCU has topped 300 yards rushing and 500 yards of total offense in three consecutive games.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU holds a 3-2 series lead over Wyoming.
*Four of the five all-time meetings have taken place since the Frogs began Mountain West Conference play in 2005. TCU is 3-1 against Wyoming as league rivals.
*The Frogs are 1-1 versus the Cowboys in Laramie and 2-1 in Fort Worth.
*The only game between TCU and Wyoming prior to Mountain West Conference play was a 34-27 Cowboy victory in Fort Worth in 1998 when both teams were members of the Western Athletic Conference. TCU head coach Gary Patterson was in his first season as the Frogs' defensive coordinator.

ROAD WARRIORS
*TCU's 31-13 (.705) record in road and neutral-site games since 2003 ranks in a tie for seventh nationally.
*The Frogs won a pair of road games earlier this season in inclement weather. TCU won 14-10 at Clemson (rain) and 20-17 at Air Force (ice with a wind chill in single digits).


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