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Southeast Louisiana (1-0) at (24) TCU (0-1)



Saturday, September 7, 12:00 p.m. (et)

The Sports Network

By Lucas Gulotta, Associate College Football Editor

GAME NOTES: The 24th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs will try to avoid the tornado of FCS upsets as they host the Southeast Louisiana Lions at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

In week one, two Big 12 schools fell to FCS opponents and West Virginia nearly became the third. The conference went into the season with a 103-3 record against non-FBS teams. Oregon State, which was ranked in the top 25, was also upset by FCS foe Eastern Washington.

SE Louisiana began its season with a 45-7 rout of Southeast Missouri State. In coach Ron Roberts's first year with the team in 2012, SE Louisiana finished with a 5-6 record. It suffered lopsided losses to its two FBS opponents, Missouri (62-10) and UAB (52-3) during that campaign. The Lions have not been 1-0 since 2009.

TCU remained in the Top 25 despite losing, 37-27, to LSU in Arlington, Texas in its opener. Coach Gary Patterson's team was picked to finish third in the preseason Big 12 poll. The Horned Frogs have a strong chance of bouncing back at home, where they are 69-11 over their past 80 games. Patterson is hoping his team doesn't take the visitors too lightly.

"Southeastern Louisiana is a good football team," said TCU's head coach. "They have a couple guys who are nominated as Players to Watch for the Senior Bowl. They've also had a couple guys drafted. They are always going to have good players. They played on a Thursday, so they've had some extra days to get ready for us. As a head coach when you've played a really big ball game perception wise, you always worry about the emotions of your football team. Week two is the week you want to get better."

This is the sixth straight season TCU is facing an FCS opponent, but this is the first-ever meeting in history between these schools.

The Lions posted an impressive 309 yards rushing on the way to its week one victory over Southeast Missouri. Junior quarterback Bryan Bennett rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way. He became the first Lion quarterback to top the 100-yard mark since 1977.

Bennett also went 9-of-15 for 169 yards as a passer. Tight end Jeremy Meyers is a key component of the aerial attack.

SE Louisiana had a trio of effective tailbacks contribute as Kody Sutton (10 carries, 87 yards), Xavier Roberson (11 carries, 54 yards) and Rasheed Harrell (10 carries, 49 yards) shared the carries.

The Lions were just as impressive defensively. They were able to hold the visiting Redhawks to 294 total yards. Harlan Miller had an interception, while James Scales III, Isiah Corbett, Jacob Newman and Javari Nichols were all credited with sacks. Drew Misita led the team with seven tackles.

SE Louisiana will have its hands full this week as it tries to slow down TCU's much more capable offense. Casey Pachall had a tough time gaining ground against LSU's defense, as he completed 9-of-16 attempts for only 75 yards and an interception. He is the school's all-time leader in completion percentage and ranks first in the nation in career passing efficiency (163.1) among active players with 15 games of experience.

After starting nine games at quarterback last season, Trevone Boykin made his first start at wide receiver, but failed to make any catches. Pachall also saw action at wideout as Boykin went 6-of-12 passing for 70 yards.

"They were making our quarterback move his feet," said Patterson. "We had to get an extra running back in the back field. It was simple. So we tried to go change of pace, and I thought it worked. We got a couple touchdowns. Tre (Boykin) needed to set his feet on a couple balls. But like I told you, there are going to be games where we're going to play one, they're going to play the other."

Boykin made a costly fumble when he was sacked in the fourth quarter in LSU's territory. Brandon Carter was the leading receiver for the Horned Frogs with team-highs of four catches and 44 yards.

B.J. Catalon returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 26- yard run for the Horned Frogs. Catalon also led the team on the ground with 52 yards on eight attempts. He was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance as he racked up 233 all-purpose yards.

Defensively, TCU had no answer for LSU's rushing tandem of Terrence Magee and Alfred Blue. They helped the Tigers rack up 197 yards on the ground with an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Elisha Olabode and Chris Hackett both had 10 total tackles to tie for the team lead. LSU was able to convert 13 of its 19 third down plays into a first down.

TCU's defense is better than most and it has plenty of experience playing against running quarterbacks. The Horned Frogs should have no problem picking up their first win of the season. The Lions are coming in with an abundance of confidence, but TCU is coming out with something to prove.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: TCU 42, Southeast Louisiana 17

09/04 10:38:45 ET

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Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
 
2nd
WAS 0
CHC 0
 
1st
ARI 0
STL 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
1st
ANA 0
CHI 0
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR