TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview and Prediction

Another individual matchup to watch is the TCU running game against the Oklahoma State front seven. 36 of those points were scored against a high-powered offense in SMU, that had put up over 50 points per game in their first two outings.

The Big 12 Conference race was supposed to run through the state of Oklahoma.

TCU exposed that much.

"That's what TCU thrives off of - being the underdog", senior cornerback Ranthony Texada said. It's you against the world.

When you talk about the receiving corp in Stillwater, one name stands out above the rest. Well, this Gary Patterson has seen some gaudy offenses in his 57 years.

It is, however, a phenomenon, and there's something building this September that might make this rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State more phenomenal than ever.

The Cowboys could be a national title contender this season. They look mortal. Their defense got gassed just like anybody would, and Rudolph isn't the same quarterback when he's under pressure.

The home team Oklahoma State Cowboys are also 3-0 so far this season and it's thanks to their star quarterback Mason Rudolph.

"I think it's the best group we will have played up to this point", said Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. That said, he said, "It was also an advantage for us that no one was giving us a chance".

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The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.

About TCU: The Horned Frogs are looking for revenge heading into a showdown of nationally ranked Big 12 powers. Since 2009, TCU is 40-14 on the road or in neutral-site games, the nation's second-best mark. Kirby Smart's team will go on the road to Tennessee and Vanderbilt over the next two weeks and plays only two more ranked opponents: No. 20 Florida in Jacksonville and No. 15 Auburn in Auburn. The FSU offense will play without quarterback Deandre Francois, so I expect Jimbo Fisher to keep things simple and let his defense spur the Noles to victory.

Despite Reagor's highlight grab before halftime and Snell's 71-yard breakaway to pay dirt, TCU will be tested 2:30 Saturday in Stillwater.

"Our program has had our times when we've been relevant", Patterson said, "and that's what you want to do. It's always packed, always loud". Hill has completed 63 of his 84 passes for 737 yards and eight touchdowns to only two interceptions. Teammates rave about his improved confidence and increased willingness to throw while in the pocket.

It helps explain why the heavy part of the lens is on the state of Oklahoma right now, even as other parts of the lens observe college football's kingdoms: one in deeply impressive, continuing construction, others in woe. With 7:15 remaining in the second quarter, TCU had more first downs (18) than OSU had offensive plays (17).

TCU managed to contain SMU's talented receiver Courtland Sutton (one catch) on Saturday. Though Oklahoma State's offensive line has only surrendered four sacks on the season, Rudolph has still needed to elude pressure to find throwing lanes.

The Cowboys are favorites for a reason.

Every once in a while, Patterson reminds us all that he's among the top coaches in the country.

As we move deeper into conference play, there will be more upsets that shatter the playoff picture pieced together during the offseason and non-conference play.


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