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Friday Night Fights: The Battle for the Iron Skillet will take place under the lights

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Game one should be fun.

NCAA Football: SMU at Texas Christian
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For the second time in three years, the Frogs and Mustangs will face off on a Friday night.

The Big 12 Conference and its television partners have announced that TCU’s season-opening home football game versus SMU has been moved to Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. and will be televised on FS1.

The contest will mark the 100th meeting in TCU’s series with SMU. The Horned Frogs hold a 51-41-7 lead and have won 11 of the last 13 games and 17 of the past 20 against the Mustangs.

Coming off of last year’s 41-38 defeat in Fort Worth, TCU will face SMU in its season opener for the first time since 1979. This is the second of three consecutive home games for the Horned Frogs in the Battle for the Iron Skillet, a scheduling quirk due to the Big 12 mandating that all conference games must be played at the home stadium of the conference member.

Amon G. Carter Stadium will be open to fans and season ticket holders, with the expected capacity to be capped at approximately 12,000 attendees.