Horned Frogs coming to C-Ville

Wednesday’s Dallas Morning News reports that the date for next year’s contest with the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University has been set for September 12th.  Virginia will return the favor and travel to Fort Worth in 2012.


The home game against the Horned Frogs will be a rematch of the 1994 Independence Bowl, in which the Mike Groh-led Cavaliers won 20-10.  Virginia’s current offensive coordinator was game MVP and saw his team finish the season with a 9-3 record & top-15 national ranking.  Next year’s matchup will come a week before Virginia is scheduled to travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to take on the Southern Miss.


The Golden Eagles are currently just 4-6 this season, but TCU is 9-2 and ranked 15th in the nation, despite falling at undefeated Utah last Thursday night (on a short week).  Coach Gary “I have not talked to Kansas State” Patterson is seeking his fifth 10-win season in eight years after taking over for Dennis Franchione in 2000.  Whether or not he is a candidate to replace Ron Prince at his alma mater, GP and his charges (93 of 113 are from TX) have impressed nationally, currently ranking 1st in rushing defense, 2nd in total defense, 3rd in scoring defense, and 13th in rushing offense.


A look at future (announced) out-of-conference games:


Sept. 12, 2009               TCU                              Charlottesville, VA

Sept. 19, 2009               Southern Miss               Hattiesburg, MS


Sept. 11, 2010               USC                             Los Angeles, CA


MM DD, 2011                Southern Miss               Charlottesville, VA


Sept. 8, 2012                 Penn State                    Charlottesville, VA

MM, DD 2012                TCU                              Fort Worth, TX


Sept. 14, 2013               Penn State                    State College, PA



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