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TCU at SMU Football game moved to Friday Night

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The Frogs add a second non-Saturday game to the schedule, but this one is on the road.

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It will be a flashback to Friday Night Lights for TCU Football next season, as the Frogs’ game at SMU, orginally scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, has been moved to Friday, September 7th, according to FBS Schedules:

The game will be the home opener for SMU, and the home debut of new Mustangs’ coach Somny Dykes, who spent the 2017 season as an analyst under Gary Patterson at TCU. It was confirmed by the Ponies’ official twitter as well.

For TCU, it will be one of two weeknight games on the schedule in 2018, as they will host Texas Tech on Thursday, October 11th in addition to the matchup in Dallas.

TCU and the Mustangs will be meeting for the 98th time in 2018, with the Frogs holding the series advantage 50-40. TCU has won the last six games, including last year’s 56-36 victory in Fort Worth and a 33-3 domination at Ford Stadium in 2016.

While weeknight games are tougher on fans, there are two distinct advantages to playing on a Friday: it will be an evening kickoff (the exact time is TBA) and an extra day to prepare for your next opponent. That next opponent for the Frogs? Ohio State at Jerry World.