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TCU Football Sets Attendance Record vs. Colorado

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TCU vs. Colorado started Week 1 as one of the most hyped games of the opening week for college football, and TCU fans bought into that hype showing up in a big way.

TCU announced that the program has set a new attendance record with 53,294 people for Saturday’s game against the Buffaloes. It tops the 2009 TCU vs. Utah game by nearly 3,000.


There are multiple reasons for the hype around this game. Of course, TCU is coming off a trip to the National Championship Game last season under Sonny Dykes, which they lost to Georgia. And then, there’s the Deion Sanders angle, as Coach Prime is coaching in his first game for the Buffaloes following a successful stint at Jackson State.

Meantime, this game is also a glimpse to the future as TCU and Colorado are going to be future Big 12 counterparts, after the Buffaloes re-joined the conference this offseason and will officially be back in the Big 12 in 2024.

TCU starts the season ranked No. 17 in the country, despite losing a ton of talent, including Heisman finalist QB Max Duggan, while Coach Prime has a completely different team than a year ago with dozens of players entering and leaving via the transfer portal.

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