ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 28: Josh Boyce #82 of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a game against the BYU Cougars at Cowboys Stadium on October 28, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

BYU Vs. TCU: Horned Frogs Win At Cowboys Stadium, 38-28

TCU put away BYU at Cowboys Stadium on Friday night, 38-28.

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BYU Vs. TCU Final Score: Horned Frogs Capitalize On Mistakes In 38-28 Win

Casey Pachall threw for two touchdowns and the TCU Horned Frogs downed the BYU Cougars at Cowboys Stadium on Friday night, 38-28. Ball security was the name of the game as the Cougars committed three turnovers, making enough mistakes to allow TCU to keep them at bay.

TCU put up two quick scores to open the game, the first of which came just 45 seconds into the contest on a 48-yard pass from Pachall to Skye Dawson. Four minutes later, after a hilarious punt attempt by BYU, the Horned Frogs were in the end zone again, this time on a Matt Brown run.

BYU scored the next 10 points of the game, answering TCU's early run to cut the deficit to four. But the second quarter was all Horned Frogs as Brown found the end zone from two yards out and Pachall threw his second touchdown pass of the game, this time to Josh Boyce.

Waymon James added another touchdown for TCU midway through the third quarter and TCU looked poised to run away with it. Again, BYU answered, scoring 10-straight points -- a touchdown on a punt return and a field goal -- to cut the Horned Frogs' lead to 15.

Following a TCU field goal, BYU scored its final touchdown of the night with two minutes to go. The final score in Dallas: TCU 38, BYU 28.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit TCU blog Frogs O'War and BYU blog Vanquish The Foe. Stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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BYU Vs. TCU Score Update: Cougars Climb Back After Falling In Early Hole

It took the TCU Horned Frogs all of 45 seconds to find the end zone on Thursday night as they squared off against the BYU Cougars at Cowboys Stadium. And if the first five minutes were any indication, TCU was off to the races, poised to blow out BYU in a generously labeled neutral site game. But down 14-0, BYU came storming back, and midway through the second quarter we have a game on our hands.

If not for BYU putting the special in special teams, the Cougars might actually be leading right now. But this happened as the Cougars tried to punt early in the first quarter, and TCU took advantage by punching in the touchdown. BYU just uncorked a 23-yard punt, and may just elect to go for it on first down the rest of the game if this keeps up.

Trailing 14-0, BYU scored the next 10 points of the game, seven of which came on a Riley Nelson touchdown pass to Michael Alisa. However, the 23-yard punt came back to haunt the Cougars, just as the adventure early in the first quarter did, as Matt Brown scored from two yards out to cap a three-play, 37 yard scoring drive.

Midway through the second quarter, TCU leads BYU in Dallas, 21-10.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit TCU blog Frogs O'War and BYU blog Vanquish The Foe. Stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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TCU Vs. BYU: Cowboys Stadium Is A 'Neutral' Site

Technically, Friday night's matchup between the TCU Horned Frogs and BYU Cougars at Cowboys Stadium is supposed to be a neutral site game. I say technically because that "neutral" site is a stone's throw from the TCU campus and probably won't be so neutral.

Even BYU was skeptical in the run-up to the game.

Friday night BYU takes on TCU at a "neutral site" at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. TCU’s campus is about 25 minutes away from Cowboys Stadium, which isn’t much of a commute for Horned Frog fans.

So what does Cowboys Stadium like on Friday?

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Via Tim Swartz

Lookin' neutral, y'all!

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BYU Vs. TCU 2011: Budding Rivalries, Conference Realignment And Gravity

The TCU Horned Frogs and BYU Cougars have played only 10 times, all in the past 25 years. It's been a WAC-Southwest, an all-WAC and an all-Mountain West affair, with each school switching conferences at least once. Now it's a battle between an independent and a MWC school that's in between the Big East and the Big 12 ... along with reports that BYU could join TCU in the Big 12 soon.

They're like nomads being funneled by geography through fewer and fewer forks, like strings winding around each other to form a rope. Whether it's a rivalry based on emotion and memory and close competition, or if it's just the fact that Cougars and Frogs so often stumble into new rooms and recognize only one face, all you need is familiarity.

Either way, it's definitely a rivalry. TCU blog Frogs O' War polled itself (Internet poll alert!) on whether the Frogs should maintain an annual game with BYU, conference affiliations be dam[please, sir, there are BYU fans reading]. Even with a rigorous Big 12 schedule on the way, along with a game against SMU taking up one cupcake-scheduling opportunity, the results are overwhelming:

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That's a far higher number than you'd see on either side of the Mizzou-Kansas or Texas-Texas A&M series if you polled either of those fan bases right now. 

Also from Frogs O' War, a personal touch on a rivalry between two teams thrown together and torn apart repeatedly by economics: 

Back in 1989 I lived in Plano, Texas on a little side street, and was lucky enough to have three kids around my age living on either side of me. One boy I played video games with, the other two I played football with.

They were Alec and Jay, and they were big BYU fans. The fact that they were Mormon meant little to me at the time, other than that for some reason, their mother didn't allow them to play ball with me on Sundays.  

Being raised as a devout little Frog, we would often discuss the merits of our teams. The teams had played a home-and-home in '87-'88 and split the home games, so there was no real way of defining whose program was better. TCU had two national titles to BYU's one, but BYU had one that was in our young lifetimes.  

Still we argued about which school was better at least twice a week, despite my wise grandfather telling me, "If TCU and BYU played ten times, I'd bet they'd both win five," to try to end our discussion, with no success.    

The series is split at five games apiece, with five home games being hosted by each team.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit TCU blog Frogs O'War and BYU blog Vanquish The Foe. Stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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BYU Vs. TCU Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

TCU hosts former Mountain West Conference rival BYU at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

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