TCU Hosts No. 11 Oklahoma on Senior Day

Nov. 26, 2012

TCU (7-4, 4-4) vs. No. 11 Oklahoma (9-2, 7-1)

 Date (Time)  Saturday, Dec. 1 (11 a.m. CST)
 Location  Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) | Fort Worth, TX
 TV
 ESPN
 TV Talent
 Joe Tessitore (PBP), Matt Millen (color), Shannon Spake (sideline)
 Radio Listing  WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM,
 Sirius 85, XM 85
 Spanish Radio  AM 1270 Univision Radio
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color)
 Jeff Williams (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 closes its first season in the Big 12 on Saturday when it welcomes No. 11 Oklahoma to a sold-out Amon G. Carter Stadium on Senior Day.
*Prior to the Horned Frogs joining the Big 12, Oklahoma had already been scheduled to play at TCU this season in a non-conference game. It was part of a home-and-home series that began with the Frogs traveling to Norman in 2008.
*TCU's Gary Patterson is 1-1 as a head coach versus Oklahoma. Both games have been in Norman. The Frogs won 17-10 in the 2005 season opener before a 35-10 loss in 2008. The 2005 victory over the No. 5 Sooners began a stretch that has seen TCU go 4-2 in its last six games versus top-five opponents.
*The last game in Fort Worth between TCU and Oklahoma was a 10-9 OU win in 1998, when Patterson was in his first season as the Frogs' defensive coordinator.
*As TCU's head coach, Patterson is 14-9 against ranked teams.
*The Frogs, 4-1 on the road in Big 12 play this season, are looking for their first Big 12 home victory.
*TCU tops the Big 12 while ranking in the top-10 nationally in five major defensive categories: run defense (97.3 yards per game), total defense (323.9 yards per game), interceptions (20), takeaways (30) and third-down conversions (28.1 percent).
*Since 2005, TCU has the nation's best record (48-1, .980) when ahead in turnover margin.
*TCU is playing its first season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after a $164 million rebuild.

SERIES NOTES
*Oklahoma holds a 7-4 series lead over TCU.
*The Frogs are 1-4 in Fort Worth versus the Sooners, 3-2 in Norman and 0-1 in Oklahoma City. TCU's lone win over OU in Fort Worth was 13-7 in 1945.
*The first game in the series took place in Oklahoma City in 1944 with the Sooners winning 34-19.
*In the last game between TCU and Oklahoma, the second-ranked Sooners jumped out to a 21-3 lead after the first quarter en route to a 35-10 victory on Sept. 27, 2008.
*TCU's 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in 2005 was, at the time, the Frogs' first victory over an opponent ranked that high since a 6-0 decision over No. 1 Texas in 1961.

FAMILIAR FACES AND NAMES
*TCU has two Oklahoma natives on its roster in starting defensive tackle Davion Pierson (Oklahoma City; Millwood High School) and reserve offensive lineman Jamelle Naff (Dell City).
*Oklahoma outside linebacker Joseph Ibiloye is the younger brother of former TCU safety and four-year letterman Alex Ibiloye (2007-10).

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU is bowl eligible for the eighth straight season and 11th time in Gary Patterson's 12 seasons as head coach.
*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 21 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.
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields tops the Big 12 in both sacks (9) and tackles for loss (17 1/2).
*Cornerback Jason Verrett is the Big 12 leader in both interceptions (6) and passes defended (19) while ranking in the top five nationally in both categories.

 

 


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