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A way-too-early look at TCU's 2024 football schedule

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The TCU Horned Frogs have a similar looking football schedule to previous years. But with the additions of Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Colorado to the Big 12, TCU will have to face two of these new opponents.

Here's a way-too-early breakdown of the Frogs' schedule for the 2024 season.

Schedule 2024

August 30th – at Stanford

7th of September – vs. LIU (Long Island)

September 14th – vs. UCF

September 24th – at SMU

September 28th – against Kansas

Oct. 4 – against Houston

Oct 19 – in Utah

Oct 26 – vs. Texas Tech

November 2 – at Baylor

November 9th – vs. Oklahoma State

November 23rd – against Arizona

30th of November – in Cincinnati

Biggest non-conference game: at Stanford, August 30

It's easy to say that the classic Iron Skillet game against SMU will be the biggest non-conference game for the Frogs, but the opener at Stanford is much more important. Last season, TCU started against then-Pac-12 team Colorado and lost. The defeat was unexpected for many and gave the season a bad start. The Frogs let this opening defeat turn into an unsuccessful season. Starting the season with a win, especially on the road, would be huge for TCU. It would set the tone for the team trying to have a resurgent season.

Game TCU shouldn't win, but could: vs. Oklahoma State, November 9th

Head coach Mike Gundy keeps the Oklahoma State Cowboys always ready to play. Last season was no exception. With key returnees like Alan Bowman and star running back Ollie Gordon, the Cowboys appear to be at the top of the Big 12 once again. It's going to be a tough game for TCU, but it's a game that could potentially pull off an upset. The Pokes are a great team, but they are one-dimensional in how they win. Their plan is to play through Gordon, and if they can establish their running game with him, they will be tough to beat. If the Frogs can stop Gordon in the trenches and force Bowman to make plays, TCU has a great chance to upset Oklahoma State. That’s exactly what Texas did in the Big 12 Championship. The game will also be played at home, another advantage for the Frogs. Don't be surprised if TCU pulls off the upset in early November.

Game TCU should win, but maybe not: at Baylor, November 2nd

After a down year, Baylor still appears to be pedestrian next season. The games between TCU and its biggest conference rival are always close. More recently, Chandler Morris had a monster game at home against Baylor in 2021, shockingly defeating the Bears and ending their College Football Playoff hopes. It wasn't until the following year that Baylor almost got revenge, but a last-second field goal from Griffin Kell gave the Frogs a win in Waco en route to the national championship game. These games proved to be unpredictable and both teams were up to the challenge because the rivalry was so intense. On paper, the Frogs should win this game, but don't be surprised if Baylor gets revenge for the last three seasons at home next year.

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