TCU (6-3, 3-3) vs. Kansas State (9-0, 6-0)
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 (6:00 p.m. CDT)
Television: FOX ::: Gus Johnson (PBP), Charles Davis (color), Julie Alexandria (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:Partly Sunny, High of 79 degrees, Winds out of the South at 15-20 MPH, 10% Rain Chance
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Previous TCU Game: at West Virginia (W, 39-38)
Previous Kansas State Game: vs. Oklahoma State (W, 44-30)
Rankings: TCU: NR (BCS), NR (Coaches), NR (AP) /// Kansas State: 2 (BCS), 2 (AP), 2 (Coaches)
Vegas Line: NONE (Due to Klein uncertainty)
ABOUT THE GAME*TCU will look to continue the momentum from last week's dramatic 39-38 double-overtime win at West Virginia when it hosts No. 2 Kansas State.*Gary Patterson, the winningest coach in TCU history, will be coaching against his alma mater for the first time. Patterson is a 1983 graduate of K-State and a former safety and linebacker for the Wildcats.*TCU has a three-game winning streak versus teams ranked in the top five and is also 4-1 in its last five games against top-five opponents. The Frogs won 36-35 at No. 5 Boise State last season. In the 2010 campaign, TCU won 47-7 at No. 5 Utah while recording a 21-19 victory over No. 5 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. TCU also had a 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in 2005.*At No. 2 in the BCS, K-State is the highest-ranked team to play at Amon G. Carter Stadium since No. 2 Texas on Nov. 14, 1970.*The Frogs' last game against a team ranked this high was at No. 2 Oklahoma on Sept. 27, 2008.*As TCU's head coach, Gary Patterson is 13-8 against ranked teams.*TCU's remaining schedule this season ranks as the toughest in the nation. The Frogs' final three opponents, K-State, Texas and Oklahoma, have a combined 22-4 overall record (.846).*TCU is 3-1 on the road in Big 12 play this season and 0-2 at home.*Since 2005, TCU has the nation's best record (68-3, .958) when ahead or even in turnover margin.*TCU is playing its first season in Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million rebuild.
*TCU and Kansas State are meeting for just the sixth time in their history and the first time since 1986.
*The Frogs hold a 3-2 series lead, including a 35-22 win over the Wildcats in 1986 in Fort Worth in the last meeting between the teams.
*TCU is 2-0 against K-State in Fort Worth and 1-2 in Manhattan.
*The first meeting in the series was a 45-0 K-State victory in Manhattan in 1922.
*After that initital game in 1922, the Frogs and Wildcats did not play again until meeting in four consecutive seasons from 1983-86.
*After dropping its first two contests against K-State, TCU has a three-game winning streak in the series.
*TCU linebackers coach Randy Shannon coached Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown in the 2008-09 seasons when Shannon was head coach at Miami and Brown was playing for the Hurricanes.
*Gary Patterson is not the only TCU head coach to be a member of the K-State alumni. TCU track and field's Darryl Anderson, like Patterson, is a 1983 grad of K-State.
*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 20 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.
*TCU is bowl eligible for the eighth straight season and 11th time in Gary Patterson's 12 seasons as head coach.