Oct. 17, 2011
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Game No. 7
TCU (4-2, 2-0) vs. New Mexico (0-6, 0-1)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (32,000)
Saturday, Oct. 22 -- 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
*After the first of its two open dates this season, TCU returns to action Saturday when it hosts New Mexico.
*The Horned Frogs' longtime home of Amon G. Carter Stadium is in the midst of a $164 million renovation. Capacity for 2011 is 32,000. After full completion of the renovation in time for the 2012 campaign, Amon G. Carter Stadium will seat approximately 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 has won a Mountain West record 19 straight league games.
*The previous MW mark was 18 in a row by BYU (2006-08). The Frogs snapped the Cougars' streak with a 32-7 victory in 2008.
*TCU hasn't lost an MW contest since Nov. 6, 2008 at Utah (13-10).
*TCU holds a 9-3 series lead over New Mexico, including a 6-0 mark with both teams as members of the Mountain West.
*The Frogs are 5-1 versus the Lobos in Fort Worth and 4-2 in Albuquerque.
*New Mexico's last two victories over TCU came when Gary Patterson was the Lobos' defensive coordinator - 27-7 in 1996 and 40-10 in 1997. Those two games were the last contests between the Frogs and Lobos before TCU began MW play in 2005.
*TCU head coach Gary Patterson was New Mexico's defensive coordinator in the 1996-97 campaigns.
*TCU co-offensive coordinator Jarrett Anderson played two seasons (1992-93) on the defensive line for the Lobos and is a 1993 New Mexico graduate. He was a Lobos' graduate assistant in 1994.
*TCU defensive end Ross Forrest's dad, Mike, played linebacker at New Mexico and was the Lobos' 1979 Most Valuable Player as well as the team's 1978 Defensive Player of the Year.
*Forrest's cousin, Bubba Forrest, is a starting defensive back for the Lobos.
DEFENDING THEIR HOME
*Under Gary Patterson as head coach, the Frogs have a 53-7 home record.
*TCU had a school and Mountain West record 22-game home winning streak snapped in the 40-33 overtime loss to SMU.
THE WIN COLUMN
*TCU has won 31 of its last 34 games and is 43-5 in its last 48 contests.
*Since the start of the 2008 season, TCU is 40-5. The Frogs' 40 wins trail only Boise State (44-2) and Alabama (43-5).
*The Frogs are one of just three teams (Ohio State, Oregon) to play in a BCS game each of the past two campaigns.
NOTING THE FROGS
*Quarterback Casey Pachall is on pace to set TCU single-season records for completions, attempts, completion percentage, yards passing and touchdown passes. Pachall has a 69.0 completion percentage with 15 touchdowns and just four picks.
*Wide receiver Josh Boyce is on pace for TCU single-season marks in both receptions and receiving yards. He has 37 catches for 580 yards and five touchdowns. Boyce could become just the second Frog to top 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
*Defensive end Stansly Maponga is one of three players nationally to rank in the top 20 in sacks (4 1/2) and top five in forced fumbles (four).
*Placekicker Ross Evans is tied with former New Mexico running back DonTrell Moore (2002-05) for the Mountain West career scoring record at 356 points.