Utah vs. TCU: Game Notes

TCU and Utah compete in a key game on Thursday night. The loser will be all but out of the Mountain West race. Here are some notes.

TCU's 23-20 overtime win over Utah last season was its first victory over the Utes in three meetings.

•The first two games in the Frogs' series with the Utes took place when both teams were members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). In TCU's only other appearance in Salt Lake City, Utah won 21-7 in 1996. The Utes were also victorious, 32-18, in Fort Worth in 1997.

NOTES: *Utah (3-2, 1-0 MWC) hosts TCU (3-1, 0-1 MWC) in a nationally-televised Thursday contest that starts at 7 p.m. in Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utah-TCU game will be televised on VERSUS and can be heard on Sports Radio 700 the Zone and Sirius Satellite Radio. Tickets to the game are available at the Utah box office and online at utahtickets.com.

*Last year's overtime loss to TCU marked the end of a record-setting run for the Utes, who had won their previous 18 games. It also marked the first loss in the series for Utah, which owns a 2-1 edge. More series information can be found on page 2 of this release.

*Utah is the only team in the country that has not allowed a sack.

*Utah is 1-1 at home this season, beating Northern Arizona (45-7) and losing to Boise State (36-3).

*The TCU football team plays its second straight Thursday game when it travels to Salt Lake City to face Utah.

*The Horned Frogs will take the field for the first time since having their 13-game winning streak snapped with a 31-17 loss to BYU. TCU's run of consecutive victories had been the longest active streak in the nation and the best by the Frogs since winning a school record 14 in a row from 1937-38.

*In last year's meeting with the Utes in Fort Worth, also on a Thursday night, TCU quarterback Tye Gunn threw a 4-yard scoring pass to Michael DePriest in overtime as the Frogs won 23-20 to snap an 18-game Utah winning streak. TCU rallied from a 17-7 third-quarter deficit in its Mountain West Conference debut.

*Following the contest, TCU will have its second open date in four weeks as it will be idle for 16 days before returning to action Oct. 21 at Army.

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