It’s finally here. TCU and Ohio State.
“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.
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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