The TCU Horned Frogs and LSU Tigers are scrapping a home-and-home series they had set up for 2013 and 2014, and instead are choosing to open the 2013 season in the Cowboys Stadium Classic, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Moving the game to this a quasi-neutral site -- TCU is just 20 miles from Cowboys Stadium -- will give both teams a huge paycheck. Money had to be one of the main reasons why each team would give up a home game against a high-profile team that would sell out their home stadium.
This year, Alabama and Michigan reportedly split $9.4 million while playing at Cowboys Stadium. LSU earned $3.5 million when they played Oregon in 2011 and TCU netted $1 million when they played Oregon State in 2010.
This game will also likely be the premiere game to open the 2013 season and be in prime-time, as have most of the prior matchups that have been played at Cowboys Stadium.
This will be the third time that TCU has played in Cowboys Stadium - the other game was against BYU in 2011 - and the second time for LSU.