Preview: at #5 Oklahoma




#8 TCU
(8-1, 5-1)
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#5 Oklahoma
(8-1, 5-1)

November 11, 2017 | 7 p.m. CT | Norman, Okla. | Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

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ABOUT THE GAME
* No. 8 TCU continues a stretch of three out of four games on the road when it faces No. 5 Oklahoma Saturday at 7 p.m.
* The Horned Frogs and Sooners are tied atop the Big 12 standings as the conference's only one-loss teams.
* TCU has opened with a record of 8-1 or better for the third time in the last four seasons, sixth time in 10 years and nine times overall in 17 campaigns under head coach Gary Patterson.
* With wins over Arkansas, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Kansas State, TCU is 4-0 this year against teams it lost to last year. TCU dropped a 52-46 decision to Oklahoma last season.
* TCU is 5-3 in its last eight games against an AP top-5 opponent.
* TCU is 43-5 as a top-10 team under Patterson.
* TCU is 24-20 against ranked opponents under Patterson, including 10-6 over the last four seasons.
* Since TCU began Big 12 play in 2012, all five games between the Horned Frogs and Sooners have been decided by seven points or less.

ROAD WORK
* At 36-11 (.766), TCU has the nation's fourth-best road record since 2009.
* TCU is tied for sixth nationally with eight road wins over AP Top-25 teams since 2009.
* TCU's 42-15 record (.737) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the nation's third-best mark.
* TCU is 16-10 on the road in its Big 12 history.
* Seven of TCU's last 15 Big 12 road games have been decided by seven points or less. The Horned Frogs are 5-2 in those games. Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is 8-5 in conference road games decided by seven points or less.

SERIES HISTORY
* Oklahoma holds an 11-5 series lead over TCU.
* The Horned Frogs are 3-4 versus the Sooners in Norman, 2-6 in Fort Worth and 0-1 in Oklahoma City.
* The first game in the series was a 34-19 Sooners' win in Oklahoma City in 1944.
* TCU's 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in 2005 was its first victory over an opponent ranked that high since a 6-0 decision at No. 1 Texas in 1961.
* The 10 points by OU marked its fewest in a home game under former head coach Bob Stoops.

REMEMBER ME
* TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley were teammates during the spring and summer of 2003 at Texas Tech. Riley was then a student assistant/offense during Cumbie's final two seasons (2003-04) as a player for the Red Raiders.
* TCU offensive analyst Sonny Dykes also overlapped with Riley in Lubbock. Dykes was Texas Tech's wide receivers coach (2000-04) and co-offensive coordinator (2005-06) while Riley was a student assistant (2003-05) and offensive assistant (2006).

TCU NOTABLES
* TCU has a 31-3 record in the three seasons it came off a non-winning record in the 17-year tenure of head coach Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs were 11-1 and Mountain West champions in 2005 after a 5-6 campaign in 2004. TCU went 12-1 with Big 12 and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl championships in 2014 following a 4-8 season in 2013. TCU is 8-1 this season after last year's 6-7 campaign.
* Over the last four seasons, TCU's 37-11 overall record and 24-9 conference mark rank second in the Big 12.
* TCU has 21 scholarship seniors after having just eight last season.
* Over the last four games, the TCU defense is allowing just 6.8 points and 188.0 yards. The Horned Frogs have not surrendered a touchdown in 13 of their last 16 quarters.
* TCU leads the nation in rushing defense at 69.7 yards per game, a mark that ranks second in Big 12 history and is the best conferene mark since 2002.
* The Horned Frogs are sixth nationally in total defense at 284.1 yards per game, the lowest by a Big 12 team since 2009.
* TCU leads the Big 12 and is sixth in the FBS in scoring defense (13.9 ppg). The Horned Frogs have held five of nine opponents this season to seven points or less.
* TCU is the only school in the nation in the top 10 in third-down conversion percentage and third-down defense. The Horned Frogs are sixth in third-down conversions at 50.0 percent while ranking seventh in third-down defense (26.7 percent).
* Kenny Hill has a 69.5 completion percentage (41-of-59) on third-down passing this season.

 

 

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