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TCU Football’s trip to Waco gets a kick-off time

This rivalry will be getting spooky in 2020, with the game set for Halloween.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Baylor at TCU Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

TCU Football hopes to bring some tricks and leave with treats when they face off with the Baylor Bears on Halloween in Waco — and Frog fans won’t have to worry about missing socially-distanced trick-or-treating to watch the game.

TCU has yet to earn a primetime spot in 2020, but that’s probably a good thing for this October 31st affair. Things between these two teams get weird enough without factoring in the spookiness of the season.

The Horned Frogs and Bears have met 115 times in their storied history, with TCU holding a slim 55-53 all-time lead, with seven ties between them. Last year’s 3 OT affair was as memorable as any, as the Frogs were denied the upset when Max Duggan was ruled out of bounds just short of the goal line in the third extra period. Last time the teams met in Waco, TCU came away victorious thanks to fourth string quarterback Grayson Muehlstein, who used the road win as a springboard to bowl eligibility.

The Horned Frogs are just 1-2 on the season, with conference losses to Iowa State and Kansas State at home. They won the only road game that they have played so far, beating Texas in Austin back in September.

Baylor is just 1-1 so far, having beat Kansas at home and dropping their contest at West Virginia. The Bears recently came under fire for hosting Homecoming festivities last weekend despite the postponement of their scheduled game with Oklahoma State due to a COVID-19 outbreak that led to 28 players and 14 staff members testing positive. Baylor is scheduled to face Texas this weekend in Austin, while the Horned Frogs will host Oklahoma.

The October 31st matchup will be the first between Gary Patterson and Dave Aranda, two coaches known for their defensive prowess.