TCU certainly isn't shying away from playing top-notch competition with its move to the Big 12 conference.
The Horned Frogs will meet LSU on August 31, 2013 to open the season in the Cowboys Classic. This will be the fifth year the Cowboys Classic game has been held which is an agreement between ESPN and the Dallas Cowboys to stage a premier college football matchup over Labor Day Weekend.
This will be the second time each school has been a participant in the game. TCU beat Oregon State, 30-21, to open the 2010 season. LSU played in the game the following year knocking off Oregon, 40-27.
The agreement between TCU and LSU eliminates the home and home series that had been schedule to begin in Baton Rouge on September 7th of next season. They were to meet the following season on TCU's campus to conclude the series. Now it will be just one game and a likely a big payday for both teams.
Michigan and Alabama played to open this season and are believed to have split of pot of money totaling $9.4 million. That doesn't necessarily mean the pool for next year's game will be equally as big, but either way, the game will be a financial windfall for both teams.
TCU will also play home games against Southeastern Louisiana and SMU to round out their 2013 nonconference schedule.