FORT WORTH -- Following its 36-13 win at Houston to open Big 12 Conference play, TCU will look to continue the momentum when it hosts SMU on Saturday at 11 a.m.
GoFrogs: SMU Preview
FORT WORTH -- Following its 36-13 win at Houston to open Big 12 Conference play, TCU will look to continue the momentum when it hosts SMU on Saturday at 11 a.m. on FS1.
ABOUT THE GAME
•Saturday is TCU's second sellout this season and fifth in the last seven games dating back to last year.
•The Horned Frogs rank second nationally with their attendance at 106.9 percent of capacity. TCU has an average crowd this season of 49,152 in the 46,000-seat Amon G. Carter Stadium.
•A new mark for student attendance has been set in six of the last eight home games.
•The Horned Frogs and Mustangs will be meeting for the 102nd time in their history.
•Sonny Dykes is the fastest TCU head coach to 15 wins, taking just 18 games, since Francis Schmidt was 15-0-2 in his opening 17 contests from 1929-30.
•Dykes has been the winning head coach in each of the last three games between the Horned Frogs and Mustangs. Prior to his arrival at TCU, he guided SMU to its first back-to-back victories (2019, 2021) over the Horned Frogs since 1992-93.
•4With last year's 42-34 win in Dallas, Dykes is 1-0 as a head coach against SMU.
•TCU is 15-0 under Dykes when ahead or even in turnover margin.
•The Horned Frogs are 7-1 in home games under Dykes.
•TCU has just 26 scholarship players remaining from its 5-7 team in 2021, the year prior to Dykes arriving as head coach.
•TCU's 10-game winning streak in Big 12 regular-season play, coinciding with the arrival of Dykes, is tied for 11th-longest in conference history.
•Four of TCU's opening five games this season are at home, part of seven Amon G. Carter Stadium dates overall. The Horned Frogs will play nine of 12 regular-season games in Texas and not leave the state until an Oct. 7 contest at Iowa State.
•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 games.
•The Horned Frogs hold a 52-42-7 edge over the Mustangs in a series that began with a 43-0 TCU win in Fort Worth in 1915.
•TCU has won 12 of the last 15 games against SMU and 18 of the past 22.
•The Horned Frogs are 28-20-5 versus the Mustangs in Fort Worth and 24-22-2 in Dallas.
•SMU is TCU's second-most played series. The Horned Frogs' 101 meetings with the Mustangs trail only Baylor (118).
•With the exception of four years, TCU and SMU have played every season since 1925. In two of those seasons (1987-88), the Mustangs did not field a team.
•Chandler Morris ranks first in the Big 12 and 11th nationally in total offense at 334.0 yards per game.
•TCU's defense has not allowed an offensive touchdown in two consecutive games for the first time since 2017. The Horned Frogs are eighth nationally in run defense at 60.7 yards per game.
•TCU's two blocked kicks this season tie for the national lead.
•Jordy Sandy is again donating $20 to Fort Worth's Hope Center for Autism for each punt inside the 20-yard line, while place-kicker Griffin Kell is doing the same amount for each made field goal.
•Sandy has a 10-year-old cousin with autism back home in Australia. Last season, he totaled $360 in donations with 18 punts inside the 20. Kell is in his first season with donations.
•Since it began Big 12 play in 2012, TCU has had nearly $500 million in donor-funded athletics facilities upgrades.
•The most recent project is the $50 million Athletics Human Performance Center Renovation and Expansion project with construction set to begin in early 2024. Previously, the $113 million Legends Club & Suites opened in Fall 2020 on the east side of Amon G. Carter Stadium.