Matchup: TCU (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) at #13 West Virginia (7-1, 5-1 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. CST
Location: Morgantown, W.Va.
Venue: Milan Puskar Stadium (60,000)
Series Record: West Virginia leads 4-3
Last Meeting: TCU won 31-24 in 2017
Talent: Justin Kutcher, DeMarco Murray, Petros Papadakis, Holly Sonders
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 105, XM 199
Talent: Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos
ABOUT THE GAME
- TCU will leave the state of Texas for just the second time this season when it travels to No. 13 West Virginia for a Saturday 11 a.m. CST contest.
- Having played five home games in addition to contests in Dallas, Arlington and Austin, the only previous time this season the Horned Frogs left the state was an Oct. 27 date at Kansas.
- TCU and West Virginia began Big 12 play together in 2012. The Horned Frogs have won four of six meetings against the Mountaineers as conference rivals.
- TCU’s Gary Patterson is 4-2 as a head coach versus West Virginia.
- Saturday will mark Patterson’s 50th game against a ranked opponent as the Horned Frogs’ head coach. He has a record of 25-24 in those contests.
- TCU’s senior class will be playing its 50th game and has a 32-17 mark.
- The first three Big 12 meetings (2012-14) between TCU and West Virginia were decided on the game’s final play, including two in overtime.
- The Horned Frogs won their initial two Big 12 games in Morgantown on the game’s final snap.
- In its first-ever visit to Morgantown in 2012, TCU took a 39-38 double-OT victory on a two-point pass from Trevone Boykin to Josh Boyce.
- TCU won the 2014 contest in Morgantown, 31-30, on a Jaden Oberkrom 37-yard field goal as time expired. It was the only time the Horned Frogs led in the game.
- West Virginia won 30-27 in overtime in Fort Worth in 2013.
- TCU and West Virginia are facing each other for the eighth time with the Horned Frogs holding a 4-3 series lead. All but one meeting has come since the schools began Big 12 play together in 2012.
- Prior to 2012, the only previous game between TCU and West Virginia was a 31-14 Mountaineers’ win in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl at the Astrodome in Houston.
- The road team won the first three meetings in the Big 12 series with each game decided on the final play. The home team has won the last three games.
- TCU is 2-1 versus the Mountaineers in Morgantown, 2-1 in Fort Worth and 0-1 at neutral sites (1984 Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston).
- TCU’s 38 road wins since 2009 are third in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 38-13 (.745) in that stretch.
- TCU’s 45-20 record (.692) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the nation’s sixth-best mark.
- TCU is 17-13 on the road in Big 12 games.
- Eight of TCU’s last 19 Big 12 road games have been decided by seven points or less. The Horned Frogs are 5-3 in those games. Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 8-6 in conference road games decided by seven points or less.
- TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie has ties with West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.
- Holgorsen was Texas Tech’s inside receivers coach when Cumbie was a quarterback for the Red Raiders (2000-04).
- Over the last five seasons, TCU (44-18, 28-14) has the Big 12’s second-best overall and conference records.
- TCU is one of just five programs nationally to finish in the top 10 of the final polls at least three times in the last four seasons. The others are Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
- Gary Patterson’s 18 seasons as TCU’s head coach are more than the combined tenures of the 11 other FBS head coaches in the state of Texas.
- Under Patterson, TCU has posted seven top-10 finishes and 11 in the top 25. The Horned Frogs have won at least 11 games in 10 of the last 15 seasons.
- Patterson has accounted for 25.3 percent (164 of 648) of TCU’s all-time football victories.
- Ten of TCU’s 12 regular-season games are in Texas. TCU will stay in the same Fort Worth hotel for nine of its 12 contests. The Horned Frogs have only two flights this season.
- TCU is in the midst of a $100 million premium seating expansion of Amon G. Carter Stadium. Completion will be in time for the 2019 season.
- Three of TCU’s losses this season are to teams ranked in the AP top 15: No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 15 Texas. The Horned Frogs held second-half leads against the Buckeyes and Longhorns. TCU also led in the fourth quarter against Texas Tech and Kansas.
- TCU has held all nine opponents below their season total offense averages.
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