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The TCU Horned Frogs are 0-8 against the Oklahoma Sooners since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Saturday. TCU and Oklahoma will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET at Amon G. Carter Stadium. These two teams might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times in their most recent games.
The Horned Frogs were hampered by 94 penalty yards against the SMU Mustangs last week, but luckily for them that wasn’t the tale of the game. TCU took their matchup against SMU 42-34. TCU’s RB Kendre Miller was one of the most active players for the team, rushing for one TD and 142 yards on 17 carries.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma came up short against the Kansas State Wildcats last week, falling 41-34. What made the loss an especially bitter pill for the Sooners to swallow was that they had been favored by 13.5 points coming into the contest. A silver lining for them was the play of QB Dillon Gabriel, who passed for four TDs and 330 yards on 39 attempts in addition to picking up 61 yards on the ground. That was the first 300+ yard effort for Gabriel this season.
The Horned Frogs are now a perfect 3-0 while Oklahoma sits at 3-1. Two numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: TCU has yet to throw a single interception. Oklahoma is completely their equal: they also come into the game with zero thrown interceptions. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball out.
TOUCHDOWN T. C. UUUUU!!!
@Offical_dre11 takes it in! Frogs up 27-10 at the end of the first quarter. #GoFrogs #DFWBig12Team pic.twitter.com/VA5Db5NgJR
Touchdown TCU. It’s 27-10. It’s still the first quarter.
Woodi Washington didn’t need to do it. He did. PI.
Third TD of the season for @1ericgray #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/T9gk5uPs5O
That was a chance for Oklahoma to really gather some momentum. Instead, it’s a chunk for a first. And another first. TCU on the march.
Oklahoma score, 20-10 TCU with 2:15 left in the first quarter. #GoFrogs #DFWBig12Team
So, Gabriel gives to Gray instead for the touchdown.
B. Willis sets up EG. 𝙏𝘿 🗣️@1ericgray | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/kca1J0IF24
Willis is ruled to be out at the 1. First-and-goal.
Gabriel strikes to a wide open Willis for a 78-yard touchdown. Shock the house.
TCU will punt.
That first TD feeling. 🐸#GoFrogs #DFWBig12Team pic.twitter.com/0knPG4Gbvk
Michael Turk’s punt bounds into the end zone. Frogs will take over at their own 20.
He’s high on this throw to Stoops. Oklahoma will punt.
Gabriel over-fires again in Mims’ direction.
That was a huge first down from Gabriel to Drake Stoops.
Look at the WHEELS on MAX!!!! 🔥@MaxDuggan_10 to the house!!!
20-3 TCU with 7:17 left to go in the first quarter. #GoFrogs #DFWBig12Team
Duggan houses one. It’s 20-3.
It’s a turnover on downs.
Gabriel overshoots Brayden Willis on third down. #Sooners go on fourth.
Gray carries again, and it’s third-and-3.
Gabriel gives to Eric Gray for about five.
Jalil Farooq busts loose for a nice gain on that return. Oklahoma will start inside the TCU 40.
Touchdown, @_UniquelyGifted !!
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