- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stephen F. Austin (0-1) at No. 3 TCU (1-0), 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

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Series Record: TCU leads 1-0


TCU tries to win its 14th consecutive home opener, the first of consecutive games at Amon G. Carter Stadium to end its non-conference schedule. After holding on for a 23-17 win at Big Ten team Minnesota, the Horned Frogs get to play an FCS team they beat by 60 points in their only previous meeting, with a chance to get more work for their up-tempo offense and a young defense.


Stephen F. Austin’s experienced offensive line vs. TCU’s defense. The Lumberjacks returned all five starting offensive linemen, a group of three seniors and two juniors that has played in a combined 151 games with 115 starts. Three of TCU’s top four linebackers for the opener were freshmen, and the only upperclassman, junior Sammy Douglas, sustained a season-ending injury. Another LB, Michael Freeze, is taking a leave of absence from the team and DE James McFarland broke his toe and is out for year.


Stephen F. Austin: Junior QB Zach Conque, the son of the Lumberjacks head coach, threw for 297 yards with a touchdown while running for 68 yards and two more scores in the opening loss to Northern Arizona.

TCU: After setting a school record with 1,018 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns last season, senior Josh Doctson started this season with eight catches for 74 yards and an 11-yard TD against Minnesota.


The Horned Frogs have a nine-game winning streak, the third-longest in FBS behind Ohio State (14) and Boise State (10). … The Horned Frogs have the nation’s longest active streak by forcing a turnover in 26 consecutive games. … SFA is 0-8 against Big 12 teams, getting outscored 441-39 in those games. … TCU running backs coach Curtis Luper has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin, where he was an All-Southland Conference running back in 1993.

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