TCU struck an agreement this week with the University of California-Berkley for a two-game, home-and-home series scheduled to be played in the 2020 and 2021 college football seasons.
Over the next eight football seasons, the Horned Frogs are scheduled to play two-game series with teams in the Big Ten and SEC. This season and next, TCU will face Minnesota (this season in Ft. Worth and next year at Minnesota), Arkansas (2016-17), Ohio State (2018-19) and California.
The series with the Golden Bears of California will be the first time the Horned Frogs have faced a team from the Pac-12 in the regular season since downing Oregon State 30-21 in the Cowboys Classis season opener at then Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in 2010.
According to the TCU athletic department, one of the Horned Frogs’ most memorable victories in Gary Patterson’s 17 seasons cpaching at TCU came against a team out of the Pac-12 Conference. TCU defeated USC 28-19 in the 1998 Sun Bowl in Patterson’s first season in Ft. Worth as the team’s defensive coordinator. The previous season, the Horned Frogs won just one time in 11 games.