No. 23 TCU Hosts ULM In 2011 Home Opener
Sept. 12, 2011
Game No. 3
No. 23 TCU (1-1) vs. ULM (1-1)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (32,000)
Saturday, Sept. 17 -- 1 p.m. (CDT)
Television: The Mtn. -- Todd Harris (PBP), Todd Christensen (color), Amanda Mazey (sideline)
Radio: TCU/IMG Sports Network -- WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM, KKHT 100.7 FM (Houston), GoFrogs.com [Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color), Jeff Williams (sideline)]
Spanish - AM 1270 Univision Radio - Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)ABOUT THE GAME
*No. 23 TCU makes its 2011 home debut Saturday when it hosts the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 1 p.m. in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
*Saturday's game will also mark TCU's first contest in Amon G. Carter Stadium amidst its $143 million renovation. Capacity for the 2011 season is 32,000. After full completion of the renovation in time for the 2012 campaign, Amon G. Carter Stadium will seat 43,000 with the ability to expand to 50,000. Following this season, the east stands, opposite the press box, will be redone and have a double-deck appearance similar to the new north end zone.
*TCU is playing its 81st season at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
*Saturday begins a three-game homestand for TCU, marking the second straight year and third time in six seasons the Horned Frogs will have three consecutive home dates. Last season, TCU outscored Wyoming, BYU and Air Force by a combined 114-10 margin during its three-game homestand.
*TCU has won nine straight home openers under head coach Gary Patterson. In six of those victories, the Frogs allowed 13 points or less. TCU is 9-1 overall in home openers under Patterson.
*TCU is facing a team from the Sun Belt Conference for the first time since a 16-10 home victory over North Texas in 2002.
*Since 2005, the Frogs are 34-1 in day games and 60-4 in Saturday contests.
*Last week's trip to Air Force marked the only time TCU will leave the state of Texas in the opening five games of the season.
*The 2011 campaign marks TCU's seventh and final season in the Mountain West before beginning BIG EAST Conference play in 2012.
DEFENDING THEIR HOME
THE WIN COLUMN