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TCU Football announces 2021 schedule

Seven games at home and four out of state for TCU, who play nine straight conference games next fall.

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The Horned Frogs will play seven games at home this fall, including four straight to open this season, they announced Thursday.

The 2021 football season will commence with a never-before-played opponent, as FCS opponent Duquesne travels to Fort Worth from Pittsburgh for a September 4th kick-off. The Dukes did not play in 2020, but will play as members of the Northeastern Conference this spring.

Following the opener, the Frogs welcome Cal to town on September 11th, the home half of their home and home series — though last season’s scheduled contest in Berkeley was cancelled due to the pandemic eliminating many nonconference games. The Bears and Frogs met in the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl, a 10-7 OT instant classic TCU win. Under Head Coach Gary Patterson, TCU is 7-0 against Pac-12 teams.

The 100th edition of the Iron Skillet takes place on September 25th after a one season hiatus. The Horned Frogs have won 11 of the last 13 contests and 17 of the previous 20 against the Mustangs with a 51-41-7 overall lead in the series.

Big 12 play begins in October, as the new-look Longhorns travel to Amon G Carter Stadium for the first matchup of Patterson and Steve Sarkisian. Since joining the Big 12, the Horned Frogs are 7-2 against the Longhorns.

In addition to Texas, TCU will host West Virginia (Oct. 23), Baylor (Nov. 6) and Kansas (Nov. 20).

After leaving Texas just twice last season, TCU will make four out-of-state trips in 2021. Following an Oct. 9 contest at Texas Tech, where they have won three straight games for the first time in program history, the Horned Frogs will head to Oklahoma (Oct. 16), Kansas State (Oct. 30) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 13) before closing the regular season at Iowa State (Nov. 27). That Saturday after Thanksgiving matchup in Ames, in likely winter conditions, will be one to watch for sure.

One again, it’s a murderer’s row for the Frogs in conference play, who play their nine Big 12 games across nine consecutive weeks next fall.

Over the last seven seasons, TCU is tied for the Big 12’s second-best conference record (38-25) and has the third-best overall mark (58-30).

Whether attendance limits will still be in place or not next fall has yet to be determined, but fans interested in season tickets can click HERE for more information.

You can view the entire schedule below:

2021 TCU Football Schedule

Sept. 4 – Duquesne

Sept. 11 – California

Sept. 25 – SMU

Oct. 2 – Texas

Oct. 9 – at Texas Tech

Oct. 16 – at Oklahoma

Oct. 23 – West Virginia

Oct. 30 – at Kansas State

Nov. 6 – Baylor

Nov. 13 – at Oklahoma State

Nov. 20 – Kansas

Nov. 27 – at Iowa State

Dec. 4 – Big 12 Championship Game