OKLAHOMA SOONERS

RECORD: 2-2

CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-0

NEXT OPPONENT: Texas

GAME INFORMATION

LOCATION: Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, TX

BETTING LINE: OU -3.5

OVER/UNDER: 69.5

TCU HORNED FROGS

RECORD: 3-2

CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-1

NEXT OPPONENT: Kansas 

FINAL LINE SCORE

1

2

3

4

Final

OU

7

28

14

3

52

TCU

21

3

0

22

46

OKLAHOMA STATS

TOP PASSER: Baker Mayfield– 23/30; 274 yds; 2 TD

TOP RUSHER: Joe Mixon– 16 CAR; 105 yds; 1 TD

TOP RECEIVER: Dede Westbrook– 7 REC; 158 yds; 2 TD

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Jordan Evans– 10 TACK; 2 TFL;

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Baker Mayfield

PLAYER STATS: 23/30; 274 yds; 2 TD; 12 CAR; 55 yds; 2 TD

Baker Mayfield needed a big game this week in order to silence the critics, and he certainly delivered. Mayfield was 23/30 with 274 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. Mayfield picked the TCU’s defense apart when needed, which really opened up the game offensively. This allowed Oklahoma to establish a dominant running game. However, Mayfield’s biggest impact on this game was made with his feet. Mayfield rushed for 55 yds and 2 touchdowns. Both of his rushing touchdowns came early on, when OU was really struggling to move the ball. He carried the load offensively in the early stages of the game, unleashing a commanding Sooner offensive performance.

TCU STATS

TOP PASSER: Kenny Hill– 26/44; 449 yds; 5 TD; 1 INT

TOP RUSHER: Kyle Hicks– 15 CAR; 61 yds; 1 TD 

TOP RECEIVER: Taj Williams– 5 REC; 210 yds; 2 TD

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Ty Summers- 13 TKL

OKLAHOMA POSITION GROUP RATINGS

OFFENSIVE LINE: 8/10

The Sooners’ offensive line was fantastic today. Mayfield rarely had to deal with pressure, and the rushing attack actually looked like an Oklahoma rushing attack again.

TIGHT ENDS: 3/10

Mark Andrews, who had carried the load for the Oklahoma receiving corps, was noticeably less effective today.

RUNNING BACKS: 10/10

For the first time this season, Oklahoma remembered that it features two running-backs with all-american talent. The entire backfield was extremely effective today.

QUARTERBACKS: 9/10

Baker Mayfield was exactly who Oklahoma needed him to be today. A pair of untimely fumbles are the only things holding him back from a 10/10 performance.

WIDE RECEIVERS: 6/10

The receiving crew has improved mightily from week 3, but still has a lot of ground to cover. DeDe Westbrook finally looked like the leader he needs to be.

DEFENSIVE LINE: 8/10

TCU’s rushing game was nonexistent, and Kenny Hill was seemingly always trying to escape a defender.

LINEBACKERS: 6/10

The young LB corps did a fantastic job of containing TCU’s rushing game, but Hill went nuts through the air.

SECONDARY: 4/10

Oklahoma’s defensive backs surrendered 449 yards through the air. They are still searching for a suitable replacement for Zack Sanchez.

SPECIAL TEAMS: 6/10

Sophomore K Austin Seibert nailed a crucial field goal in the fourth quarter, capping off a good special teams performance.

COACHING: 5/10

The coaching was very two-faced today. The offensive play-calling was fantastic, the defensive play-calling was mostly horrendous.

GAME ANALYSIS

This was not a normal game. In fact, this wasn’t even an abnormal game, this was an extremely bizarre game. It’s not every day that a football game feature two different double-digit comebacks, one by each team. In the first and fourth quarters, TCU looked unstoppable. Their offense was uncontainable, their defense unbreakable. In the second and third quarters, Oklahoma outscored that same TCU team 42-3. 42-3! In two quarters! Oklahoma trailed early, and it looked like TCU was about to run away with a blowout victory at home. The touchdown horn was blaring, Mayfield couldn’t hold onto the ball, and #FireMikeStoops was trending on twitter. The sky was falling around Baker Mayfield, and he did what almost nobody expected him to do. He marched down the field and punched it in himself for 6 points. The rest of the team fed off his energy, and two quarters later, Oklahoma led 49-24. The Sooners were well on their way to an easy victory to open conference play, but TCu had other plans. Like clockwork, TCU transformed right back into that first quarter squad. That 25 point lead was almost completely erased, and, holding on by 6, Oklahoma’s defense stepped up when they needed to most. They forced a 4-and-out to clinch the win. This game was all kinds of crazy, and the product was a truly fantastic game of college football. Many expected this to be the game of the year in the Big 12. Maybe it was.

TCU POSITION GROUP RATINGS

OFFENSIVE LINE: 4/10 

The line did not help create holes for the running game, Could not keep the pressure off Kenny Hill and had to many stupid penalties. It’s hard to sustain a drive when you keep going in the wrong direction.

TIGHT ENDS: 5/10

Cole Hunt contributed a touchdown against the Sooners but beside that, the tight ends were ineffective in aiding the run game.

RUNNING BACKS: 5/10

Kyle Hicks had had very little help from his offensive line. The run game never played a huge factor in the offense the entire game.

QUARTERBACKS: 8/10

Kenny Hill put up fantastic numbers. An interception and some wild throws were the only missteps Hill had.

WIDE RECEIVERS: 7/10

The receiving corps made some big plays in the first and fourth quarters but were silent in the second and third. TCU is still looking for a go to deep threat receiver.

DEFENSIVE LINE: 5/10

Only managed two sacks and had trouble containing Baker Mayfield.

LINEBACKERS: 6/10

The linebackers struggled stopping the Sooners running attack and seemed to almost never be able to get a stop when needed.

SECONDARY: 6/10

The secondary still struggles giving up a big plays but it’s hard to constantly cover a receiver when the quarterback has all day to throw.

SPECIAL TEAMS: 8/10

Special teams did not allow any big returns but did not a big return themselves.

COACHING: 6/10

Patterson’s defense has now allowed more than 40 points three times this season. Offensively the line continues to commit unnecessary penalties.

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