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#23 TCU vs. ULM Preview Capsule: Pardon Our Dust, Patterson Goes for 100th Win


Fort Worth, Texas -- Amon G. Carter Stadium (32,000)

Saturday, Sept. 17 -- 1 p.m. (CDT)

Television: The Mtn. -- Todd Harris (PBP), Todd Christensen (color), Amanda Mazey (sideline)

Radio: TCU/IMG Sports Network -- WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM, KKHT 100.7 FM (Houston), [Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color), Jeff Williams (sideline)]

Spanish - AM 1270 Univision Radio - Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)


*No. 23 TCU makes its 2011 home debut Saturday when it hosts the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 1 p.m. in the first-ever meeting between the teams.

*Saturday's game will also mark TCU's first contest in Amon G. Carter Stadium amidst its $143 million renovation. Capacity for the 2011 season is 32,000. After full completion of the renovation in time for the 2012 campaign, Amon G. Carter Stadium will seat 43,000 with the ability to expand to 50,000. Following this season, the east stands, opposite the press box, will be redone and have a double-deck appearance similar to the new north end zone.

*TCU head coach Gary Patterson has 99 victories and is one shy of reaching the 100-win mark.

*Patterson is also closing in on Dutch Meyer's all-time record for victories by a TCU head coach. Meyer was 109-79-13 from 1934-52, including leading the Frogs to national championships in 1935 and 1938.

*TCU has a school record 20-game home winning streak.

*The streak is second all-time in Mountain West history, trailing only Utah (21, 2007-10). The Utes' streak was snapped by TCU's 47-7 win last season.

*TCU's 20 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 51-6 home record.

*Since 1999, TCU is 62-6 (.912) in its last 68 home games.

*TCU hasn't lost a Saturday home game since the 2004 season finale against Tulane.