Yes, it’s 11:00am.
Yes, it’s Kansas.
Yes, the Frogs are coming off of a loss.
But you should either get yourself to the stadium, or follow the Frogs from afar. Let’s bounce back.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium (46,000)
Series Record: TCU leads 22-9-4
Last Meeting: Kansas won 27-26 (2018)
Talent: Brian Custer, Robert Smith
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, Sirius 113, XM 200, KTCU 88.7 FM
Talent: Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos
Tickets: Available starting at $40 ($20 for groups of 20 or more). May be purchased on school’s website or at the Parrish Family Athletics Ticket Office in Schollmaier Arena beginning at 9:30 a.m. through halftime on Saturday.
Gates: Open at 9:30 a.m. with concession stands offering “happy hour” prices including $5 beers. Fans entering the east side of the stadium are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long lines at the gates.
Parking: Lots open five hours before kickoff (6:00 a.m.). Free parking lots (that don’t allow tailgating) are located at Doxology Bible Church (4805 Arborlawn Drive, 929 spots) and Travis Avenue Baptist Church (800 W Berry Street, 450 spots) with shuttle service beginning three hours prior to kickoff.
Ride share (Uber, Lyft, etc): Pick up and drop off is at University Baptist Church at the corner of Wabash Avenue and McPherson Avenue, northeast of the stadium.
Taxis are allowed to pick up and drop off at the corner of Stadium Drive and Bellaire Drive North, southeast of the stadium.
Frog Alley: Has moved because of the east-side stadium construction. It’s now in front of Schollmaier Arena.
Frog Alley is open three hours before kickoff (8:00 a.m.) with the team arriving for the “Frog Walk” 2.5 hours before (noon). The marching band will perform one hour before kickoff (10:00 a.m.).
Game Day Facts and Figures:
ABOUT THE GAME
- TCU begins its eighth season in the Big 12 when it hosts Kansas on Saturday at 11 a.m.
- Before last week’s setback to SMU, the Horned Frogs had the Big 12’s longest active winning streak at five games. It was also tied for seventh nationally.
- TCU is 40-15 in regular-season games following a loss under head coach Gary Patterson.
- TCU has opened its season with a record of 2-1 or better for the 17th time in 19 seasons under Patterson. The Horned Frogs are looking to go at least 3-1 in the opening four games for the 14th time in the Patterson era.
- Patterson is 6-1 as a head coach versus Kansas and 0-1 against KU head coach Les Miles. The 2013 season opener saw Miles’ No. 12 LSU team defeat No. 20 TCU, 37-27, in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
- The Horned Frogs are 87-22 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in 19 seasons under Patterson.
- Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 6-1 versus Kansas.
- TCU holds a 22-9-4 edge over Kansas in a series dating back to a 41-6 Horned Frogs’ win in Fort Worth in 1942.
- TCU is 10-2-2 versus the Jayhawks in Fort Worth, 10-7 in Lawrence and 2-0-2 in the four games (1944-47) played in Kansas City.
- A 20-6 TCU victory at Kansas in 2012 marked the Horned Frogs’ inaugural Big 12 game.
- Prior to TCU beginning Big 12 play in 2012, the schools had not met on the gridiron since a 17-10 KU victory in Lawrence in 1997, the year before Gary Patterson arrived at TCU as defensive coordinator.
HORNED FROGS TO WATCH
- Linebacker Garret Wallow ranks No. 1 nationally in tackles for loss per game (3.0) and is No. 3 in tackles per game (14.0). He has 42 stops on the season, including 9.0 TFLs with 2.5 sacks.
- Darius Anderson has had consecutive 100-yard rushing games and is averaging 9.0 yards per carry this season. His 179 yards at Purdue and 161 against SMU represent the top-two efforts of his career. He ran for two touchdowns in each contest.
- In the SMU game, Max Duggan (Council Bluffs, Iowa) became just the second true freshman and third non-Texan to start at quarterback in the 19-season head coaching era of Gary Patterson. Duggan completed 15-of-26 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half.