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TCU vs. Ohio State preview: Kickoff time, TV, odds and more

TCU coaches, players impressed with Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has impressed early on this season. TCU knows it'll have its hands full against Haskins and the Buckeyes offense on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.
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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has impressed early on this season. TCU knows it'll have its hands full against Haskins and the Buckeyes offense on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

It’s finally here. TCU and Ohio State.

This is a matchup that has been talked about for years. It started back in 2010 when then-Ohio State president Gordon Gee ripped TCU and Boise State as potential contenders for the BCS title game.

“We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor,” Gee said at the time, a shot at the mid-majors competition.

Then, in 2014, TCU found itself left out of the College Football Playoff despite a decisive win in the season finale. The beneficiary? Ohio State, of course.

So all eyes will be on TCU-Ohio State for Saturday night’s game at AT&T Stadium. The festivities begin well before that with ESPN’s “College GameDay” being broadcast live from TCU’s campus from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Here’s all the relevant game information.

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Saturday (Central time)

TV: ABC (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor)

Stadium: AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Radio: WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, SiriusXM 84 (Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine); KFZO 99.1 FM (Spanish with Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos)

Fans can also download the TuneIn Radio app to listen on mobile phones.

Vegas line: Ohio State opened as 13 1/2 point favorites. Over/under 56 1/2 (although it’s jumped to 60 at some books).

Series Record: Ohio State leads 4-1-1

Last Meeting: Ohio State won 37-3 in 1973

Did you know? TCU coach Gary Patterson is 5-1 all-time against Big Ten opponents. ... TCU is playing for the fifth time AT&T Stadium. The Frogs are 2-2 at the Cowboys’ home stadium. ... TCU and Ohio State are “conference rivals” in rifle. Each school is in the Patriot Rifle Conference, along with Air Force, Alaska, Nevada and UTEP.

They said it: “One of the best coaches in the past 20 years of college football.” -- Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day on Gary Patterson

“I look at them and I think they’re already in midseason form. They have a sense of urgency with everything that’s happened.” -- Patterson on Ohio State’s team and how they’ve handled the Urban Meyer scandal

On Saturday, the TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in football for the first time since 1973. Here's what you should know before the upcoming match-up.

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