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TCU enters the game as a 13.5 favorite marking the fourth time in the last 10 non-conference road games that the Beavers have been a double digit underdog.
In the last 10 road non-conference
matchups OSU has been favored just three times -- at UNLV in 2009, at Cincinnati
in 2007 and at Fresno State in 2003.
Oregon State and TCU have never met in football.
The Frogs and Beavers last faced each other in athletics competition on the baseball diamond in the 2009 Fort Worth Regional. TCU won 5-4 in the championship game to advance to the Super Regionals for the first time in program history.
The visit to the state of Texas is the first for the Beavers during the regular season since a 1996 trip to Baylor; OSU played in El Paso in the 2006 and 2008 Sun Bowls.
Against the Mountain West Conference overall, OSU is 5-4 vs. BYU, 1-1 vs. Colorado State, 3-1 vs. New Mexico, 1-2 vs. San Diego State, 2-3 vs. UNLV, 9-5-1 vs. Utah and 3-2 vs. Wyoming.
BYU begins a two-game series with OSU starting with next year’s 2011 opener in Corvallis.
TCU is 3-0 versus Pac-10 teams with Gary Patterson as head coach. The Frogs posted a 13-10 overtime win at Arizona in 2003, before a pair of victories over Stanford in a home-and-home series during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.
One of the more significant victories in Patterson's 12 seasons at TCU was a 28-19 win over Pac-10 member USC in the 1998 Sun Bowl. It came in Patterson's first year as the Frogs' defensive coordinator. TCU was 1-10 the previous season.
The Frogs are 9-11 in their history versus Pac-10 foes.
OSU's Last 10 Non-Conference Road Games
|2008||No. 19 Penn State||L||14-45|
|2008||No. 15 Utah||L||28-31|
|2006||No. 24 Hawaii||W||35-32|
|2006||No. 11 Louisvillie||L||27-63|
|2004||No. 3 LSU||L||21-22|