Back in August when word leaked out that BYU was going to be leaving the Mountain West and going independent, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said that he would not consider playing the Cougars and that BYU should "be careful what you wish for." Now, six months later, TCU has announced that it is leaving the Mountain West as well, and has been given a bit of the pariah treatment. The Mountain West moved the Horned Frogs game against Boise State from Fort Worth to Boise. Shortly before that decision, Texas Tech backed out of a game against TCU for the second year in a row, leaving the Horned Frogs with an empty spot on the schedule.
Well guess who filled that spot? As was reported last month, TCU and BYU will now be playing a game in Cowboys Stadium.
Brigham Young and TCU will meet Oct. 28 at Cowboys Stadium in a game set to be nationally televised by ESPN2.
The game helps fill out TCU's schedule, which has yet to be formally announced. It replaces a scheduled BYU game at Louisiana Tech on Nov. 5.
Kickoff for the BYU-TCU game is set for 8 p.m. ET.It will be the second time playing at Cowboys Stadium for both teams. BYU played the first college football game in Jerry Jones' salute to football decadence back in 2009, beating Oklahoma, and TCU opened it's 2010 season with a victory over Oregon State there.