#8 BYU and #24 TCU Set For Versus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – VERSUS will nationally televise the Mountain West Conference football showdown between No. 8 BYU and No. 24 TCU on Thursday night, October 16 at 7 p.m. CT in Fort Worth. The Cougars and Horned Frogs have combined to win the last three Mountain West Conference championships.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – VERSUS will nationally televise the Mountain West Conference football showdown between No. 8 BYU and No. 24 TCU on Thursday night, October 16 at 7 p.m. CT in Fort Worth. The Cougars and Horned Frogs have combined to win the last three Mountain West Conference championships.

Riding the nation's longest active win streak at 16 games, BYU (6-0, 2-0 MWC) has won a league-record 18 straight MWC contests, dating back to a 31-17 road victory over then-No. 15 TCU in 2006. The Cougars, who have also won 11 straight MWC road games, enter this week with a 5-2 series advantage over the Horned Frogs. As conference foes, BYU has won two of the last three games.

BYU leads the MWC and ranks eighth in the nation in passing offense (320.5) and passing efficiency (165.1). The Cougars' offensive line, which ranks second nationally allowing 2.67 tackles for loss per game, will match up with a TCU defense that is second in the NCAA in tackles for loss, averaging 8.86 TFL per game. The Horned Frogs also lead the nation in run defense at 20.7 yards per game and have held their first seven opponents to under 100 yards rushing.

Thursday's match-up marks the first game at Amon G. Carter Stadium pitting two ranked opponents since Sept. 16, 2006, when then-No. 20 TCU defeated No. 24 Texas Tech 12-3. BYU is the highest-ranked team to play in Fort Worth since then-No. 3 Texas A&M defeated TCU 59-3 in the 1993 season finale.

Joe Beninati and Glenn Parker will call Thursday's action for VERSUS, which is available in more than 74 million homes nationwide. The network will carry eight MWC football telecasts in 2008 and is available on DirecTV Channel 603 and Dish Network Channel 151. Please check local television listings for broadcast information in your area.


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