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LSU And TCU To Start 2013 Season In Fifth "Cowboys Classic"

IRVING, Texas – LSU and TCU both left with wins the last time they played at Cowboys Stadium during Labor Day weekend. That won't be possible next year.

The Tigers and Horned Frogs will be matched up Aug. 31 to start the college football season with the fifth consecutive "Cowboys Classic," televised either on ESPN or ABC.

TCU beat Oregon State, 30-21, in the "Cowboys Classic" in 2010, while LSU thumped Oregon, 40-27, a year later in the annual event to kick off the college season.

Both teams also won another game at Cowboys Stadium in 2011, when TCU beat BYU in a conference matchup and LSU's defense swarmed Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.

LSU and TCU haven't met since 1968, but the Tigers hold a 5-2-1 all-time series lead.

The first four "Cowboys Classics" featured only ranked teams. In addition to LSU's and TCU's games, No. 20 BYU beat No. 3 Oklahoma, 14-13, in 2009, and No. 2 Alabama glided to a 41-14 win against No. 8 Michigan this year.

Next year's contest will also likely feature at least one – and likely two – ranked teams again. The Tigers and Horned Frogs are currently undefeated this season.


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