ESPN has selected TCU’s season opener against Minnesota as a Thursday night national telecast on Sept. 3.
The Horned Frogs, who shared last year’s Big 12 football championship and finished No. 3 in the postseason polls with a 12-1 record, will meet the Gophers at 8 p.m. in Minneapolis.
The contest marks the second Thursday night game for TCU during the 2015 season. The Frogs also host West Virginia on Thursday, Oct. 29.
TCU returns 15 starters, including 10 on offense, and projects as a national title contender heading into the season. Minnesota finished 8-5 last season, including a 30-7 loss to TCU in Fort Worth.
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