The Frogs and Ponies are set to tangle once again on Saturday, September 21st at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. Game time was announced today, with a start time of 2:30pm. The game will be broadcast on FS1.
TCU and SMU is one of the longest-running rivalries in College Football, as they will play for the 99th time when the two square off in Fort Worth later this month, TCU’s second-most played series (Baylor, 114). TCU holds a 51-40-7 edge. Other than the two seasons (1987-88) SMU did not field a team, the 2006 campaign represented the only time TCU and SMU have not met since 1925. The Horned Frogs bring a seven game winning streak over the Mustangs into the meeting, but SMU looked like a new team in trouncing UNT behind the strong play of former Texas Quarterback Shane Buechele and new coach - and former TCU analyst - Sonny Dykes. The Ponies are undefeated through two games this season, and will face Texas State this weekend.
The two teams do not have an agreement to play beyond this season currently, but that is likely to change - TCU AD Jeremiah Donati has been positive when it comes to keeping the rivalry on the books going forward. Success by the Stangs in conference play could go a long way in assuring that happens.
For now, though, the focus will be on making it eight straight over the team from Dallas on September 21st, as the Frogs look to keep the Iron Skillet in Fort Worth, where it belongs.