No. 20 TCU (2-1) vs. Portland State (2-0)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (32,000)
Saturday, Sept. 24 -- 1 p.m. (CDT)
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)
*Last week's 38-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe gave Gary Patterson his 100th victory as TCU's head coach.
*Patterson is also closing in on Dutch Meyer's all-time record for wins by a TCU head coach. Meyer was 109-79-13 from 1934-52, including leading the Frogs to national championships in 1935 and 1938.
DEFENDING THEIR HOME
*TCU has a school record 21-game home winning streak.
*The streak has tied the Mountain West record held by Utah (21, 2007-10). The Utes' streak was snapped by TCU's 47-7 win last season.
*TCU's 21 straight home wins rank third for the longest current streak in the nation (Oklahoma 37, Boise State 32).
*Under Gary Patterson as head coach, the Frogs have a 52-6 home record.
*Since 1999, TCU is 63-6 in its last 69 home games.
*In their last 11 home dates, the Frogs have allowed just 15 touchdowns and outscored their opponents 490-123 (an average margin of 45-11).
*The Frogs have recorded five shutouts in their past 27 home dates.
THE WIN COLUMN
*TCU has won 29 of its last 31 games and is 40-4 in its last 44 contests.
*Since the start of the 2008 season, TCU is 38-4. The Frogs' 38 wins trail only Boise State (40-2) and Alabama (39-5).
*The Frogs are one of just three teams (Ohio State, Oregon) to play in a BCS game each of the past two campaigns.
*Although Saturday marks the first meeting on the gridiron between TCU and Portland State, the Vikings are no stranger to Frogs' head coach Gary Patterson.
*Patterson faced Portland State twice as an assistant coach.
*As defensive coordinator for Cal Lutheran in 1987, Patterson was on the wrong end of a 40-7 decision.
*In 1991, Patterson was the defensive coordinator at Sonoma State when the Vikings won 35-19.
*Portland State wide receiver Roston Tatum is the son of TCU track and field legends Roscoe Tatum and Lisa Ford Tatum.
*Roscoe Tatum was a two-time NCAA champion and five-time All-American for TCU (1985-88). Tatum ran a 10.08 in the 100 meters and a 6.15 in the 60-yard dash. He was a member of TCU's first two NCAA championship 4x100 meter relay units (1986 and 1987) as well as the fastest 4x200 relay (1:20.20) at the time in NCAA history.
*Lisa Ford Tatum established the TCU women's record in the indoor 55-meter dash with a time of 6.91 seconds. She set TCU indoor and outdoor 200-meter records.