Game Week#6: TCU vs. Kansas

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

TCU welcomes the Jayhawks into town for their third conference game of the year.

TCU (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) vs. Kansas (2-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Date (Time) Saturday, Oct. 12 (11 a.m. CDT)
Location Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) | Fort Worth, Texas
TV
FOX Sports Net
TV Talent
Mark Followill (PBP), Brian Baldinger (color), J.C. Pearson (sideline) 
Radio Listing WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM
Spanish Radio AM 1270 Univision Radio
Listen Online Listen Live
Radio Talent Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color)
Landry Burdine (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

(This story is original content of GoFrogs.com)

ABOUT THE GAME

*TCU hosts Kansas on Saturday in an 11 a.m. Homecoming game at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*TCU is 26-8 in regular-season games following a loss under head coach Gary Patterson.
*Beginning with last year's contest at Kansas, the Horned Frogs are 4-1 in 11 a.m. games over the last two seasons. Saturday will mark TCU's third 11 a.m. kickoff in three home games this year.
*TCU is playing its second season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild. In August 2013, Yahoo! Sports ranked Amon G. Carter Stadium as the best stadium in the Big 12.
*Even though Kansas has not played TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium since 1996, the Jayhawks did play at TCU in 2005 when they faced Houston in the Fort Worth Bowl.

SERIES NOTES

*TCU holds a 17-8-4 edge over Kansas in a series that dates back to a 41-6 Horned Frog win in Fort Worth in 1942.
*TCU is 7-2-2 versus the Jayhawks in Fort Worth and 10-6 in Lawrence. The schools played back-to-back scoreless ties in the 1946 and 1947 seasons in Kansas City.
*Last year's 20-6 TCU victory at Kansas marked the Horned Frogs' inaugural Big 12 game.
*Prior to last season, TCU and Kansas had not met on the gridiron since a 17-10 KU victory in Lawrence in 1997, the year before Gary Patterson arrived at TCU as defensive coordinator.

FAMILIAR FACES

*TCU linebackers coach DeMontie Cross served in the same capacity for Kansas last season.
*Kansas defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt was a four-year letterman (1986-89) for the Horned Frogs.
*TCU faced KU starting quarterback Jake Heaps in 2010 when he was at BYU. Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes to lead the Horned Frogs to a 31-3 win over Heaps and the Cougars.

KANSAS NATIVES

*TCU football coach Gary Patterson was born in Larned, Kan., and is a native of Rozel, Kan.
*Patterson went to Pawnee Heights High School in Rozel and then Dodge City Community College, before being a walk-on linebacker at Kansas State from 1980-81. He is a 1983 graduate of K-State.
*TCU has two players on its roster from Kansas: offensive guard Brady Foltz (Rose Hill) and quarterback Tyler Matthews (McPherson).

DEFENDING ITS HOME

*TCU has won 30 of its last 35 home games and is 60-11 under Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*In its last 24 home dates, TCU has allowed just 45 touchdowns and outscored its opponents 1,009-375 (an average margin of 42-16).
*The Horned Frogs have recorded seven shutouts in their past 41 home dates.
*Since 1999, TCU is 71-11 in its last 82 home games.

TCU NOTABLES

*TCU has just 10 scholarship seniors on this year's roster.
*Nearly 40 percent of players who have seen action for TCU this season are sophomores.
*The Sagarin Ratings, utilized by the BCS, have TCU playing the nation's toughest schedule to date.
*The Horned Frogs played three current top-20 teams (LSU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma) in their opening five games. Against both LSU and Oklahoma, TCU had the ball with an opportunity to take the lead in the fourth quarter. The Horned Frogs and Texas Tech were tied with less than four minutes to play.
*TCU tops the Big 12 and is third nationally with its average of 3.6 sacks per game.
*Since 2012, TCU All-America cornerback Jason Verrett leads the nation in passes defended (31).
*TCU is the lone school in the nation to rank in the top five in kickoff return average (30.2 yards) and top 20 in punt returns (14.3 yards).
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