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TCU Vs. UVA: Frogs First Real Test Of 2012

Even if it's a respite from the Big 12 for a game, Saturday's game against the Virginia Cavaliers will provide the No. 17 TCU Horned Frogs with their first real test of 2012 as the team looks to improve to 3-0.

TCU is coming off a 20-6 win over the Kansas Jayhawks, the Frogs' first conference game as a member of the Big 12. Kansas and TCU's opening opponent, Grambling (which TCU handled 56-0), haven't exactly provided the strongest indicator of what kind team TCU has for this season.

Virginia (2-1) will be looking to bounce back from a terrible defensive showing in a 56-20 loss to Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers went 8-5 last season in head coach Mike London's first with the team, and a win over a Top 25 team will go a long way in showing the program is ready to turn the corner.

Still, TCU is a heavy favorite at home (17.5 points to open) and anything less than a win will be a disappointment.

Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT on Saturday and will be televised by ESPN.

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