TCU, LSU to Play Cowboys Classic in 2013

Both teams undefeated at Cowboys Stadium

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:07 PM CDT
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The 2013 game between the TCU Horned Frogs and LSU Tigers will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

The game is scheduled for Aug. 31, 2013, and will be billed as the 5th Cowboys Classic. 

Both teams have played in the Cowboys Classic before, though not against each other.

The Frogs beat Oregon State 30-21 in 2010 and the Tigers easily handled Oregon 40-27 in 2011.

LSU also won a Cotton Bowl appearance at the stadium while the Frogs beat BYU in a Mountain West conference game in 2011.

Both teams are undefeated at the stadium.

The game will mark only the 9th meeting between TCU and LSU -- with the Tigers leading the series 5-2-1. It will be the first game between the teams since 1968.

The Classic is part of a long-term agreement between the stadium and ESPN to bring a top college football game to Arlington on Labor Day weekend.

Previous Cowboys Classics
2009 - No. 20 BYU defeated No. 3 Oklahoma 14-13
2010 - No. 6 TCU defeated No. 24 Oregon State 30-21
2011 - No. 4 LSU defeated No. 5 Oregon 40-27
2012 - No. 2 Alabama defeated No. 8 Michigan 41-14

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