TCU to face LSU in home-and-home series
Frogs and Tigers to meet on the gridiron for the first time since 1968
Jan. 20, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU football team will face LSU in a home-and-home series in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
The Horned Frogs will visit Baton Rouge on Sept. 7, 2013, while the Tigers will come to Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth on Sept. 6, 2014.
"Playing LSU provides a great measuring stick for our program," TCU coach Gary Patterson said. "It's like facing Oklahoma (a 17-10 Frog victory in 2005). If you want to be a Top 10 team, you need to play perennial powerhouses like LSU to see where you stand."
TCU and LSU will be meeting on the gridiron for the first time since 1968. While the Tigers hold a 5-2-1 edge in the lifetime series, the Frogs posted a 3-2 Sugar Bowl win over LSU to complete their 1935 national championship season.
The 1936 Sugar Bowl was played in New Orleans, while six of the other seven meetings between the Tigers and Frogs took place in Baton Rouge. The only game played in Fort Worth was the first contest in the series, a 3-0 TCU win in 1931.
"We are very excited to begin a series with one of the nation's most outstanding programs," TCU athletics director Danny Morrison said. "We are also appreciative of LSU in making these games happen. This series should be well received by our fans and alumni as well as providing a tremendous opportunity and challenge for our players and coaches."
TCU last played a Southeastern Conference opponent in the 2003 campaign,
when the Frogs posted a 30-14 home win over Vanderbilt. TCU is also
scheduled to face Arkansas in a home-and-home series in the 2008 and 2009