A couple of one win teams are meeting in Waco Saturday, with little more at stake than the chance to lord over the other for the next few months. But this rivalry certainly means something to the players, still, and the fans will always take bragging rights.
With limited stadium capacity, most of us won’t be at McLane, so here’s how to follow the Frogs from up the road and around the world.
GAME DAY INFORMATION:
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Waco, Texas
Venue: McLane Stadium
Series Record: TCU leads 55-53-7
Last Meeting: Baylor won 29-23 (3 OT)
Talent: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Kris Budden
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, XM 391
Talent: Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos
ABOUT THE GAME:
- TCU hits the road for just the second time this season when it makes the short trek down I-35 to Waco to face Baylor on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
- Eight of TCU’s 10 scheduled games this season are in Texas. The Horned Frogs don’t leave the state until Nov. 14 contest at West Virginia.
- Prior to last season’s loss in triple overtime, the Horned Frogs’ four straight victories over the Bears (2015-18) represented their longest winning streak in the series since a run of eight straight from 1964-71.
- TCU’s Gary Patterson is 8-4 as a head coach versus Baylor, including a 5-3 mark since TCU joined the Big 12 in 2012.
- Patterson’s eight wins over Baylor have an average margin of 22.1 points, while the four losses are by a combined total of 14 points (3.5 avg.).
- Under Patterson, TCU is 44-19 in regular-season games following a loss.
- TCU has a 55-53-7 series lead over Baylor.
- With 115 games played, TCU has faced Baylor more than any opponent in its history.
- The Horned Frogs are 28-24-1 on the road against the Bears and 27-29-4 at home. Both neutral-site meetings saw TCU and Baylor play to a tie.
- The first game between TCU and Baylor was a scoreless tie in 1899.
- TCU is 8-4 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 down. The University then opened three new buildings on its present campus in 1911.
THE KINGSMEN CONNECTION:
- Both head coaches in Saturday’s game have a connection to Cal Lutheran.
- Baylor’s Dave Aranda graduated from Cal Lutheran in 1999 and was the Kingsmen’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach in the 2005-06 seasons.
- Patterson was Cal Lutheran’s defensive coordinator in 1987.
- Since 2009, TCU ranks fifth nationally with 42 road wins. The Horned Frogs are 42-19 (.689) in that stretch.
- TCU’s 50-25 record (.667) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is seventh-best nationally.
- The Horned Frogs are 20-18 on the road in their Big 12 history.