Game 11: VS. BAYLOR BEARS
NOV. 18 | AMON G. CARTER STADIUM (46,000) | FORT WORTH, TX | 2:30 PM
Online Streaming: WatchESPN // ESPN App
Talent: Shawn Kenney, Barrett Brooks
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, SiriusXM 132 or 200
Talent: Brian Estridge, Landry Burdine, Elvis Gallegos
Spanish Radio: KFLC AM 1270
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Rolando de Luna
ABOUT THE GAME
- TCU hosts Baylor on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Battle.
- Since beginning Big 12 Conference play in 2012, TCU is 8-3 against Baylor with a 3-2 mark in Fort Worth and 5-1 in Waco.
- TCU ranks second nationally among Power Five programs with its attendance at 104.6 percent of capacity. The Frogs have an average crowd this season of 48,116 in the 46,000-seat Amon G. Carter Stadium.
- The top-three attendance totals in program history are this year with 53,294 for Colorado, 51,243 at the SMU game and 50,812 versus Texas.
- Last year’s 29-28 win in Waco made TCU’s Sonny Dykes 1-0 as a head coach against Baylor. 4Dykes was the fastest TCU head coach to 17 wins, taking just 22 games, since Dutch Meyer (21 games, 1934-35). Meyer led the Horned Frogs to national championships in 1935 and 1938.
- TCU has just 26 scholarship players remaining from its 5-7 team in 2021, the year prior to Dykes arriving as head coach.
- With seven home dates and road contests at Houston and Texas Tech, TCU plays nine of its 12 regular-season games in Texas this season.
- Last year’s Horned Frogs became the first program from the state of Texas to reach the College Football Playoff and first from the Big 12 to play in the CFP National Championship. With its 51-45 semifinal victory over Michigan in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, TCU is one of just seven programs nationally to win a CFP game.
- The student government leaders at both TCU and Baylor have established the Bluebonnet Battle as the name of the annual rivalry football game between the schools and the creation of a trophy for the winner.
- TCU and Baylor are one of just four protected annual games in the new Big 12 scheduling matrix.
- TCU has a 58-53-7 series lead over Baylor.
- With 118 games played, TCU has faced Baylor more than any opponent in its history.
- The Horned Frogs are 28-29-4 at home against the Bears and 30-24-1 on the road. 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 11-4 against Baylor since the Southwest Conference dissolved after the 1995 season, including an 8-3 mark in Big 12 play.
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.
- Last year’s 29-28 TCU win at Baylor provided one of college football’s most memorable games and moments of the season.
- With the final seconds ticking away, TCU’s field goal unit ran on the field with Griffin Kell kicking a 40-yard field goal as time expired to keep the Horned Frogs undefeated at 11-0.
- TCU’s play call for such a moment is Bazooka.
It’s an overcast day in Fort Worth, with a forecasted temperature of 67 degrees at kickoff, with no chance of rain and little wind.