The Horned Frogs now stand at 5-1 in their last 6 games on the road against teams with a winning home record, 1-4 in their last 5 games overall, and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. If TCU is to have an honest chance of winning, Hill needs to get the vertical passing game going, make some deep passes and gain some yards with his feet. “They can run by you vertically”. So they asked him what he did on his rare in-season Saturdays off (he spent time with his kids).
Hill completed 24 of 39 passing for 365 yards and 4 TDs, all to different receivers. Four Frogs rushed for over 30 yards.
While West Virginia is a team to watch and Iowa State becomes increasingly interesting, Texas and TCU now are clearly defined as having the most potential to knock dents in the OU-and-OSU quests for greatness. Turpin is the leading receiver with 12 grabs for 118 yards and 1 TD. That being said, TCU has dropped its last four games in Stillwater, including a 49-29 defeat in 2015. The Cowboys’ offense is too good for TCU to commit avoidable mistakes. You’ve got to get ready to play. The offense has been gaining a lot of its yards on first and second down, which have led to manageable third and short situations.
“That’s what TCU thrives off of – being the underdog”, senior cornerback Ranthony Texada said.
Fortunately for the Frogs, they have the better defense and won’t have to contend with 10-plus receivers. Oklahoma State also is 3-0 against the spread this year, covering their games by an average of 18 points.
TCU leads the nation in third-down conversion percentage at almost 66 percent. Today, ‘Bama has been joined at the peak by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and defending champion Clemson at 11 – and they haven’t fallen so much as the others have moved to catch them.
18 – Rushing touchdowns for OR, most in the nation.
Four OSU wideouts, including Washington, recorded at least 100 yards receiving in Oklahoma State’s 59-21 victory over Pittsburgh, as Heisman Trophy candidate Mason Rudolph threw for 497 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half. Throw in two interceptions, and it was a game to forget for the senior.
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Series record: Oklahoma State leads 15-10-2. James Washington has been his top target, with 13 receptions, 367 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2017.
The battle between the Horned Frogs defense and the Oklahoma State offense is definitely worth the price of admission.
Through three games, Rudolph ranks second in the nation with 11 touchdowns and fifth with a passer rating of 210.3. Linebacker Kenneth Edison McGruder returned a fumble for a touchdown against Tulsa. The Cowboys may still win this game, but smart money takes TCU plus the points at online betting sites.
OSU fans have purchased 50,354 season tickets in the 56,790-seat Boone Pickens Stadium.
At this point, the TCU offense looks like it’s miles ahead of their defense. Missed tackles need to be cleaned up but scoring each game is a plus. The Pokes can not afford to let him loose all afternoon. And while TCU doesn’t have a warehouse full of offensive weapons like Oklahoma State, it still has plenty of playmakers and a quarterback who knows how to utilize them.
Injuries are a concern for the Pokes.
Last year, Colorado surprised everyone on their way to a Pac-12 Championship appearance where they were handled by a superior Washington squad. Big 12 foes; 22-19 vs. ranked opponents.