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TCU returns home to face another old Southwest Conference foe, the Red Raiders of Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech is coming off a big win against West Virginia which has propelled them back into the Top 25. TCU is coming off a big win at Baylor, a move that might have saved our season. Let's get it on folks.
No. 23 TCU (5-1, 2-1) vs. No. 17 Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1)
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Saturday, October 6th (2:30 p.m. CDT)
Television: ABC // ESPN2 -- Dave Lamont (PBP), Kelly Stouffer (color)
Radio: WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM
Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color) Jeff Williams (sideline)
Spanish: AM 1270 Univision Radio-- Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)
Weather Outlook: Sunny, High of 82, Winds out of the North at 10-15 MPH
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Previous TCU Game: @ Baylor (W, 49-21)
Previous Texas Tech Game: vs. West Virginia (W, 49-14)
Rankings: TCU: #23 (BCS), #21 (Coaches), NR (AP) /// Texas Tech: #17 (BCS), #18 (AP), #21 (Coaches)
Vegas Line: -2.5, Texas Tech
ABOUT THE GAME*No. 21 TCU hosts No. 20 Texas Tech in a key Big 12 contest featuring ranked teams coming off impressive victories last week.*The Horned Frogs and Red Raiders are meeting for the first time since a 12-3 TCU win in Fort Worth in 2006. Both teams were also ranked in the top 25 in that game. TCU at No. 20 and Texas Tech at No. 24.*Saturday marks the third sellout this season and the 11th in TCU's last 12 home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU is playing its first season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild.*The Frogs are making their first appearance on ABC since a 17-10 season-opening victory at Oklahoma in 2005. TCU has its first home game on ABC since a 24-17 victory over Texas Tech in the 1994 regular-season finale, giving the Frogs a share of the Southwest Conference championship.*TCU has opened with a record of 5-1 or better for the fourth time in the last five years and the seventh time in 12 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson.*The Frogs are 23-12 against former Southwest Conference teams, including a 1-1 mark versus Texas Tech, since the league dissolved after the 1995 campaign.*Over the last eight seasons, TCU is 43-3 in day games and 73-6 when playing on a Saturday.*The Frogs' seniors have a 41-4 record, tying them for fourth among winningest classes at TCU. They need one victory to move into a tie for third with the 2009 seniors who won 42 games.
PROTECTING THE CARTER
*TCU has won 28 of its last 30 home games and is 58-8 under Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*In its last 19 home dates, TCU has allowed just 28 touchdowns.
*Texas Tech holds a 28-23-3 edge over TCU in the all-time series which began with a 28-16 Frog win in Fort Worth in 1926.
*TCU is 18-11 versus Texas Tech at home and 5-17-3 against the Red Raiders in Lubbock.
*The Frogs and Red Raiders have met just twice since the Southwest Conference dissolved after the 1995 season. Texas Tech won 70-35 in Lubbock in 2004, before a 12-3 TCU victory in Fort Worth in 2006.
*TCU wide receivers coach Trey Haverty was a standout receiver for Texas Tech (2001-04). He earned All-America honors as a senior when he led the Big 12 in receptions (77) while placing second in receiving yards (1,019).
*Haverty had two catches for 16 yards against TCU in 2004.
*TCU safeties coach Chad Glasgow was Texas Tech's defensive coordinator last season. Glasgow returned to TCU this year in the same position he held from 2001-10.
*TCU is tied with LSU, Ohio State and Texas for the national lead in most true freshmen (15) seeing action this season.
*TCU has played more true freshmen (15) than it has scholarship seniors (11).
*Only LSU (28) and North Carolina (28) have played more combined true and redshirt freshmen than TCU (27).
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields tops the Big 12 in tackles for loss (11 1/2) and sacks (6 1/2).
*Redshirt freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin totaled 317 yards of offense and five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) in last week's 49-21 win at Baylor.