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And gets a Black Friday showdown in Ames.

We will start the season with some Max Magic under the lights.
Melissa Triebwasser

TCU Football is just 100 days away, and you can start making your tailgate plans for Opening Weekend.

The Horned Frogs’ Sept. 4 season opener versus Duquesne at Amon G. Carter Stadium will have a 7 p.m. kickoff and be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. AD Jeremiah Donati recently announced a return to full capacity for all outdoor events at TCU, so you can bet that The Carter will be rocking under the lights as we celebrate the return of a “normal” season.

Additionally, TCU’s Sept. 11 home contest with Calwas announced as a 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

TCU’s regular-season finale at Iowa State will now be played on Friday, Nov. 26. The game will have either a 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. kickoff and be televised on FOX or FS1, meaning that the Big 12 — and two teams that could be competing for a spot in the conference championship game — will have a huge spotlight on one of College Football’s biggest days.

The Horned Frogs, who also host SMU (Sept. 25) and Texas (Oct. 2), will begin a season with four consecutive home games for just the second time (1979) in program history.

TCU returns 18 starters (eight defensive, 10 offensive) in 2021. The Horned Frogs won five of their last six games to close the 2020 campaign, including the final three for the 10th-longest current win streak in the nation.

Expectations are high in Fort Worth behind an offense that boasts a third year starting quarterback, a star in the making at running back in Zach Evans, and a deep and experienced wide receiving corp that features cagey vets Taye Barber and Derius Davis and a potential superstar in Quentin Johnston.

After two seasons that left fans wanting, 2021 has a chance to be epic.