Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tale Of The Tape: No. 2 TCU at Minnesota

                       Photo Credit: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

This season, I am introducing a new feature called Tale Of The Tape for each college football game I will cover.

The pilot edition features a Big 12-Big Ten meeting between the No. 2 TCU Horned Frogs at the Minnesota Golden Gophers to take place on Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. CT from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Enough of the hyping the game for the time being, let's compare and contrast TCU and Minnesota:

                TCU                                                                                              Minnesota

             Big 12                                           Conference Affiliation:                          Big Ten

                 2                                      Associated Press Current Ranking:                  NR

      2014 Peach Bowl                                      Last Bowl Win:                     2004 Music City Bowl

         2 (Last: 1938)                                 National Championships:                  7 (Last: 1960)

         18 (Last: 2014)                             Conference Championships:              18 (Last: 1967)

   1 (Davey O'Brien: 1938)                     Heisman Trophy Winners:            1 (Bruce Smith: 1941)

LaDainian Tomlinson, Andy Dalton,       Notable Alumni/Students:      Bob Dylan, Brock Lesnar,
Bob Schieffer, Chris Klein and Luke                                                          Kevin Sorbo, Jessica Lange
Wilson                                                                                                         and Herb Brooks

           Super Frog                                                 Mascot:                                    Goldy Gopher

             10,033                                            Current Enrollment:                             69,221

          47-18 (.723)                               Win-Loss Record This Decade:                28-35 (.444)

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