Matchup: TCU (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) at Baylor (5-5, 3-4 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Waco, Texas
Venue: McLane Stadium (45,140)
Series Record: TCU leads 54-52-7
Last Meeting: TCU won 45-22 in 2017
Talent: Justin Kutcher, DeMarco Murray, Petros Papadakis
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 105, XM 199
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos
- TCU will play its final regular-season road game and ninth contest of the year in Texas when it makes the short trek down I-35 to face Baylor on Saturday at 11 a.m.
- TCU will look to keep its bowl hopes alive.
- Having played five home games in addition to contests in Dallas, Arlington and Austin, TCU has left the state only twice this season.
- TCU has won three straight games over Baylor, including a 62-22 decision in 2016 in its last trip to Waco.
- TCU’s Gary Patterson is 7-3 as a head coach versus Baylor.
- Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, the Horned Frogs are 4-2 against the Bears. TCU’s two losses were both by three points.
- TCU is 39-15 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.
- Last year’s 45-22 win in Fort Worth gave TCU a 54-52-7 series lead over Baylor.
- With 113 games played, TCU has faced Baylor more than any opponent in its history.
- The Horned Frogs are 27-24-1 on the road against the Bears and 27-28-4 at home. TCU and Baylor tied in both neutral-site meetings.
- The first game between TCU and Baylor was a scoreless tie in 1899.
- TCU is 7-3 against Baylor since the Southwest Conference dissolved after the 1995 season.
FORMER CROSSTOWN RIVALS
- After being founded in 1873 in Thorp Spring, Texas, as AddRan Male and Female College, TCU’s campus moved to Waco in 1895.
- The name was changed to AddRan Christian University in 1889 and Texas Christian University in 1902.
- TCU relocated to downtown Fort Worth in 1910 when the Waco facility burned. The University then opened three new buildings on its present campus in 1911.
- TCU’s 38 road wins since 2009 are third in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 38-14 (.731) in that stretch.
- TCU’s 45-21 record (.682) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the nation’s sixth-best mark.
- TCU is 17-14 on the road in Big 12 games.
- Eight of TCU’s last 20 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.
- Over the last five seasons, TCU (44-19, 28-15) 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, including Saturday at Baylor. The Horned Frogs had 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.
- Four of TCU’s losses this season are to teams ranked in the CFP top 20: No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 9 West Virginia, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 19 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.
- Despite five starters being sidelined by injury, TCU is just 1.7 yards per game away from leading the Big 12 in total defense for conference games only.
- TCU has held nine of 10 opponents below their season total offense averages and seven under their season scoring mark.
- Jalen Reagor tops the Horned Frogs with 60 receptions for 884 yards and seven touchdowns. He needs 116 yards to become just the fourth player in TCU history to reach 1,000 yards in a season.
- Reagor has a touchdown catch in the last five games. In Big 12 history (1996-present), only Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State, 2010-11) had more streaks (three) of five consecutive games with a receiving touchdown than Reagor (two). Reagor’s current streak is tied for third-longest in the nation.
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