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GAME 7: vs. West Virginia

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas (Amon G. Carter Stadium)

SERIES RECORD: West Virginia leads, 6-4

LAST MEETING: West Virginia won, 24-6 (2020)

TV: ESPNU (Brian Custer, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler

RADIO: WBAP 820 AM, Sirius 119, XM 200 (Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine)

SPANISH RADIO: Zona MX 99.1 FM (Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos)

ABOUT THE GAME

• After consecutive road games, TCU returns home Saturday to host West Virginia at 6:30 p.m.

• The Horned Frogs began the season with four straight home games for just the second time in program history.

• TCU and WVU began Big 12 play together in 2012.

• The Horned Frogs are 94-29 under Head Coach Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

• Patterson is 4-5 as a head coach versus West Virginia with all nine games taking place since both programs joined the Big 12.

• TCU is tied for the national lead in red-zone efficiency at 100.0 percent. TCU has scored on all 23 red-zone possessions, including 17 touchdowns, this season. The Horned Frogs are one of just three teams at 100 percent, but have the most opportunities (23).

• The Horned Frogs are first in the Big 12 and fourth in the country in third-down conversion percentage at 53.7 (44-of-82).

Zach Evans is the first Horned Frog since 2002 with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games. He ranks first nationally among active players in career yards per carry average.

Max Duggan passed for a career-best 346 yards and four touchdowns at Oklahoma. He also set a personal-high with 391 yards of total offense.

Quentin Johnston had career-best totals of seven receptions, 185 yards receiving and three touchdowns at Oklahoma.

SERIES HISTORY

• TCU and West Virginia are facing each other for the 11th time with the Mountaineers holding a 6-4 series lead. All but one meeting has come since the schools began Big 12 play together in 2012.

• Prior to 2012, the only previous game between TCU and West Virginia was a 31-14 Mountaineers’ win in the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl at the Astrodome in Houston.

• TCU is 2-2 against the Mountaineers in Fort Worth, 2-3 in Morgantown, and 0-1 at neutral sites (1984 Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston).

TCU-WVU THRILLERS

• The first three Big 12 meetings (2012-14) between TCU and West Virginia were decided on the game’s final play, including two in overtime, with the road team winning each game.

• The Horned Frogs won their initial two Big 12 games in Morgantown on the game’s final snap.

• In its first-ever visit to Morgantown in 2012, TCU took a 39-38 double-overtime victory on a 2-point pass from Trevone Boykin to Josh Boyce.

• TCU won 31-30 in 2014 in Morgantown on a Jaden Oberkrom 37-yard field goal as time expired.

• West Virginia took a 30-27 decision in overtime in Fort Worth in 2013.

TCU NOTABLES

• Over the last seven seasons, TCU has the Big 12’s third-best conference record (39-27) and overall mark (61-33).

• TCU is one of just seven programs nationally to finish with an Associated Press Top-10 final ranking in at least three of the last seven seasons (2014, 2015, 2017). The others are Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Penn State.

• TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson, at 21 seasons, is the nation’s second-longest tenured head coach, trailing only Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (23rd year).

• Since Patterson’s first season as TCU’s head coach in 2001, all other FBS programs in Texas have had at least four head coaches. During that time, the Horned Frogs also have the best record (181-76, .704) in the state.

• Patterson has released two music singles in which he wrote and provided lead vocals on, “Take A Step Back” and “Game On.”

• TCU’s 34-32 win over Cal improved its record to 8-0 against Pac-12 opponents under Patterson.