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ABOUT THE GAME
No. 4 TCU hosts No. 14 Utah in a key Mountain West Conference game with championship
implications. The Horned Frogs and Utes are both 5-0 in MWC play and sit
atop the league standings.
ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcasting live Saturday from the Campus
Commons on the TCU campus.
Since beginning MWC play in 2005, TCU is facing Utah for the first time on a
Saturday. The previous four meetings were Thursday night games.
Dating back to last season, TCU has won 11 in a row and holds the nation’s thirdlongest
current winning streak (Florida 19, Texas 13).
The Frogs have their longest winning streak since a 13-game run over the final 10
contests in 2005 and the opening three games in 2006. At the time, it was the nation’s
longest winning streak.
The Frogs are one of six undefeated teams remaining in the nation.
TCU has outscored its opponents 178-25 in its last four games while allowing just two
TCU has its highest ranking since it was fourth in the Oct. 15, 1956 AP poll.
This is TCU’s first home game with both teams ranked this high since Nov. 30, 1935,
when TCU (10-0) was No. 1 in the AP and Williamson polls, while SMU (10-0) was
No. 1 in Dickinson. The Mustangs won 20-14.
TCU is 60-1 when allowing 17 points or less under head coach Gary Patterson. Its
lone loss was last year’s 13-10 setback at Utah.
At 9-0, TCU is off to its best start since 2003, when it won its opening 10 games.
The Frogs are 9-0 for only the second time since their 1938 national championship
season and the sixth time in their history (2003, 1938, 1935, 1929, 1920).
TCU will have a new look when it takes the field Saturday against Utah. The Frogs
are one of 10 programs nationally to be selected to wear the Nike Pro Combat uniform,
the lightest football uniform Nike has ever created. The Nike Pro Combat
Uniform will be officially introduced at the start of the 2010 season.
DEFENDING THEIR HOME
TCU has a 12-game home winning streak. The last loss was 27-20 to Utah in 2007.
Since 1999, TCU is 54-6 (.900) in its last 60 home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
In their last two home games, the Frogs have not allowed a touchdown and have
outscored their opponents 85-6.
TCU is allowing just 203.7 yards per game in four home contests this season. The
Frogs have surrendered a total of 202 yards rushing (50.5 per game) on 106 attempts
(1.9 per carry).
TCU’s first-ever game in the Mountain West Conference was a 23-20 overtime victory
in Fort Worth over Utah in 2005, snapping the Utes’ 18-game winning streak.
Utah has won the last three games to take a 5-1 series lead.
TCU is 1-2 against Utah in Fort Worth and 0-3 in Salt Lake City.
The Frogs dropped a pair of meetings in the 1996-97 campaigns when both teams
were members of the Western Athletic Conference.