TCU welcomes the Iowa State Cyclones into Fort Worth for their first ever Big 12 home conference game. The game is set for a 2:30pm CST kickoff with the Horned Frogs as a two touchdown favorite.
No. 13 TCU (4-0, 1-0) vs. Iowa State (3-1, 0-1)
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Saturday, October 6th (2:30 p.m. CDT)
Television: FOX Sports Net-- Mike Morgan (PBP), J.C. Pearson (color), Laura McKeeman (sideline)
Radio: WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 117, XM 202
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 63, Winds out of the North at 10-15 MPH
Previous TCU Game: @ SMU (W, 24-16)
Previous Iowa State Game: Texas Tech (L, 13-24)
Rankings: TCU: #13 (Coaches), #15 (AP) /// Iowa State: NR
Vegas Line: -11, TCU
ABOUT THE GAME*No. 13 TCU plays its first Big 12 home game when it welcomes Iowa State to Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Frogs have completed their non-conference schedule and only have Big 12 games remaining.*The Horned Frogs have the nation's longest current winning streak at 12 in a row. It's TCU's third winning streak of at least 12 games in the last four seasons.*TCU has also won a nation's-best 25 consecutive conference games.*The Frogs have opened with a 4-0 record for the fourth time in the last five years and the fifth time in 12 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson.*TCU is hosting a Big 12 team for the first time since a 45-10 victory over Baylor on Sept. 18, 2010.*TCU will be playing its third game in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild.*The Frogs have sold out their last 10 home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.*Over the last eight seasons, TCU is 40-3 at home, 43-2 in day games and 72-5 when playing on a Saturday.*The Frogs' senior class has a 40-3 record and needs one victory to move into a tie for fourth with the 2008 seniors who won 41 games.
*TCU and Iowa State are meeting for the first time since a 27-24 Frog victory in the 2005 Houston Bowl.
*The Frogs are 3-0 all-time versus the Cyclones.
*TCU won 27-10 in Fort Worth in 1995 in the first meeting between the teams, before taking a 31-21 decision in Ames in 1998.
*The 1998 win over Iowa State came in the season opener and was the first game at TCU for then defensive coordinator and now head coach Gary Patterson.
PROTECTING THE CARTER
*TCU has won 28 of its last 29 home games and is 58-7 under Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*In its last 18 home dates, TCU has allowed just 23 touchdowns and outscored its opponents 820-201 (an average margin of 46-11).
*The Frogs have recorded seven shutouts in their past 35 home dates.
*Since 1999, TCU is 69-7 in its last 76 home games.
*TCU is tied with LSU and Ohio State 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).
*The Frogs have just four seniors in their starting lineup, including one on defense.
*Quarterback Casey Pachall ranks fifth in the nation in passing efficiency with a 180.0 rating. His career mark of 163.1 is tops among active signal callers in the NCAA.
*Josh Boyce is TCU's career leader in receiving touchdowns (18).
*Brandon Carter has two 100-yard receiving games this season and leads the Frogs with 17 receptions for 308 yards and four touchdowns.
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields tops the Big 12 and all freshmen nationally with his team-high 8 1/2 tackles for loss and five sacks.
*Fellow defensive end Stansly Maponga was TCU's lone preseason All-Big 12 pick.
*The Frogs are in the top 10 nationally in eight major defensive categories, including ranking first in third-down conversion defense (19.3 percent) and second in scoring defense (7.3 points per game).
*TCU has allowed just three touchdowns this season and in its last 17 quarters dating back to the 2011 campaign.
*Gary Patterson is TCU's all-time winningest coach with a 113-30 record. His .790 winning percentage is fourth nationally among active coaches.