SMU at No. 20 TCU preview capsule
The Associated Press
Sep. 14, 2017
SMU (2-0) at No. 20 TCU (2-0), Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: TCU by 19½.
Series record: TCU leads 49-40-7.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
TCU will try to follow up a victory at Arkansas with a win over another former Southwest Conference rival. After beating the Hogs, the Horned Frogs play SMU in the Battle for the Iron Skillet. The Mustangs are trying to start 3-0 for the first time since 1984, which was before the program was shut down in 1987 and 1988 by crippling sanctions under the NCAA's so-called death penalty
SMU WR Courtland Sutton vs. TCU secondary. Sutton caught eight passes for 163 yards and school record-tying four touchdowns last week against North Texas. He had five catches for 113 yards against the Frogs last season. TCU has allowed only 179 yards and one TD through the air this season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
SMU: CB Jordan Wyatt. The lone returning starter in SMU's secondary has already returned an interception for a touchdown and recovered a fumble in the end zone for another score this season. His four career defensive touchdowns match him for the most by an active FBS player and the most in school history.
TCU: RB Darius Anderson is coming off a 106-yard rushing game with a nifty touchdown run at Arkansas after also leading the team with 67 yards in the opener against Jackson State.
FACTS & FIGURES
TCU and SMU have continued to play annually since the SWC's final season in 1996. The Frogs have won 16 of 19 meetings since, including nine of the last 10. ... TCU FB Paka Davis and SMU DB Pono Davis are brothers. ... The Frogs are spreading the passes around — 17 different players have caught passes, the team leader being Desmon White with seven. ... SMU has scored 112 points, the most in school history through the first two games. Maryland and Kansas State are the only other teams to open this season with consecutive 50-point games.
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