The game will be broadcast by ESPN beginning at 2:30 p.m. For the points total, over/under bettors will contemplate 70.5 points between these two teams for the full game.
TCU comes off a 56-36 win over SMU at just the right time, heading confidently into a matchup with the explosive Cowboys that may require a shootout for the Frogs to win.
The Cowboys are 3-0, while the Horned Frogs are also 3-0. "We didn't have that many [two], so we were just sitting over there". TCU ran 12 more plays and held the ball for almost two-thirds of the game behind a stellar effort from QB Kenny Hill and 26 carries for 160 yards and three TDs from Anderson. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have asserted themselves as contenders, and Penn State will most likely contend for another Big 10 championship. The Horned Frogs settled for two short field goals early and trailed 7-6 after the first quarter, but they took control of the game with a pair of second-quarter touchdowns. Hill was eight of eleven passing on third down against the Cowboys, and he picked up the first down through the air on those plays seven times.
This is the only gimme on the top QB schedule this week and if it's anything more than shooting skeet for three quarters, it's a disappointment. Oh sure, you're never out of it in the fourth game of the season, but this is the Big 12, which can't afford an image problem, even in September. Two tail backs lead the charge for TCU. They rushed for 238 yards - way too many. Especially when you go on the road. Kenny (Once Known As Trill) Hill has been outstanding thus far. Anderson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Desmon White has been the top target with 9 receptions, 126 yards and 2 touchdowns.
TCU's defense will have to bring its A-game to try to get Rudolph out of rhythm. "I like what he does for Oklahoma State football".
TCU will pose the stiffest test yet for the Cowboys as both teams look to start off Big 12 play on a high note.
While Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy answered questions at the podium, defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer sat in a seat in the Cowboys' theater room, inspecting the stat sheet, marking it with his black ink pen.
Spearheading the charge is quarterback Mason Rudolph. He ranks 15th nationally in passing efficiency and averages 261 yards of total offense per game. The accurate passer will cause the Horned Frogs secondary fits if they dont find away to get some pressure up front.
Two weeks ago on the road against Arkansas, the Horned Frogs showed how a good offense can be their best defense. Oklahoma State's running backs have added a lot of balance to their offense, with Justice Hill, J.D. King and La'Darren Brown all over 130 yards and averaging at least 6.5 yards a carry. "No one believes in you". "The wide receiver (James Washington) is a really good player". And yes, this list does involve three ranked teams losing. That number has to improve against a Boilermaker squad that is 13-for-13 inside the red zone this season.
As Darnold found out two weeks ago, the Cardinal secondary is loaded with National Football League talent and would love nothing more than Rosen's scalp on their wall. They held the Panthers to just 103 yards on the ground and 391 yards overall.
After stopping OSU, TCU tacked on a field goal, getting a 31-yarder from Jonathan Song to make it 37-17 Frogs with 12:03 to play in the fourth quarter.