TCU-Baylor opener moved up to Friday night for TV

The season-opening game between TCU and Baylor has been moved up

a day for a national television broadcast.

ESPN will televise the Friday night, Sept. 2 matchup of bowl


Rose Bowl champion TCU was 13-0 last season and No. 2 in the

final AP Top 25 poll. Going into their final season in the Mountain

West Conference, the Horned Frogs have 25 consecutive

regular-season wins and 39 in 42 games overall.

Baylor was 7-6 last season and played in the Texas Bowl, the Big

12 team’s first bowl game since 1994.

The game will be the first of three Friday night games next

season for TCU. The Frogs host SMU on Sept. 30 on CBS Sports

Network, then play BYU at Cowboys Stadium on Oct. 28 on ESPN.