Game Week #8: TCU at Oklahoma State

Tom Pennington

After an epic, three overtime battle with Texas Tech that ultimately left TCU fans sad, the Frogs head to Stillwater, Oklahoma to begin the rebuilding process. The Cowboys, down slightly this year from last year, are trying to find their quarterback in advance of the battle after a number of injuries to their first two starters.

TCU (5-2, 2-2) vs. Oklahoma State (4-2, 2-1)

TCU | Schedule | Roster | Stats

Boone Pickens Stadium (Stillwater, Oklahoma)

Saturday, October 13th (2:30 p.m. CDT)

Television: FSN -- Joel Meyers (PBP), Brian Baldinger (color), Jim Knox (sideline)

Radio: WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM

Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color) Jeff Williams (sideline)

Spanish: AM 1270 Univision Radio-- Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)

Weather Outlook: Sunny, High of 58 degrees, Winds out of the North at 8-10 MPH

Tickets: SOLD OUT

TCU Website

Oklahoma State Website

TCU Notes

Oklahoma State Game Notes

Previous TCU Game: vs. Texas Tech (L. 53-56)

Previous Oklahoma State Game: vs. Iowa State (W, 31-10)

Rankings: TCU: RV (BCS), RV (Coaches), RV (AP) /// Oklahoma State: RV (BCS), RV (AP), RV (Coaches)

Vegas Line: -7.5, Oklahoma State

ABOUT THE GAME
*TCU looks to become bowl eligible when it travels to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State.
*The game features the all-time winningest coaches at both schools. TCU's Gary Patterson has 114 victories, while Mike Gundy has 63 for Oklahoma State.
*TCU (33 games) and Oklahoma State (32) rank first and second, respectively, for the nation's longest active streak of scoring at least 20 points in a game.
*The Horned Frogs have won 14 straight conference road games and are 20-2 in their last 22 overall road dates. TCU is 2-0 on the road in Big 12 play this season.
*TCU has 12 takeaways in its last two road games. The Frogs forced six Baylor turnovers with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. TCU also had six takeaways in a Sept. 29 victory at SMU.
*The Frogs are leaving the state of Texas for just the second time this season. The trip to Stillwater also marks the second of three flights for TCU in the 2012 campaign.
*By inheriting Texas A&M's Big 12 schedule, in which the Aggies owed the Cowboys an extra home game, the Frogs will also play in Stillwater next season. Oklahoma State's first Big 12 visit to TCU and Fort Worth will be in the 2014 campaign.
*TCU is 22-6 in regular-season games following a loss under Patterson.
*TCU has opened with a record of 5-2 or better for the fifth straight year and ninth time in 12 seasons under Patterson.
*The Frogs' seniors have a 41-5 record, tying them for fourth among winningest classes at TCU. They need one victory to move into a tie for third with the 2009 seniors who won 42 games.

SERIES NOTES
*TCU and Oklahoma State are meeting for the first time since a 27-22 Cowboys' victory in Stillwater in 1993.
*Oklahoma State holds an 11-9-2 edge in the all-time series with TCU. The first meeting came in 1915 with the Cowboys taking a 13-0 decision in Fort Worth.
*TCU is 3-5 versus Oklahoma State in Stillwater, 5-4-2 in Fort Worth, 1-1 in a pair of meetings (1943, 1946) in Oklahoma City and 0-1 in Dallas (Cotton Bowl).
*TCU and Oklahoma State, then Oklahoma A&M, met in the 1945 Cotton Bowl with the Cowboys winning 34-0.
*The Frogs defeated Oklahoma State in three consecutive seasons (1990-92) before the Cowboys took a 27-22 decision in the last meeting in 1993.

HOMECOMINGS
*TCU safeties coach Chad Glasgow was a three-year letterman (1991-93) at linebacker for Oklahoma State. He then served two seasons (1994-95) as a graduate assistant under former head coach Bob Simmons.

TCU NOTABLES
*TCU is tied with Texas for having played the most true freshmen (16) in the nation this season.
*TCU has played more true freshmen (16) than it has scholarship seniors (11).
*The Frogs are tied with LSU and North Carolina for the national lead in most combined true and redshirt freshmen (28) playing this season.
*Nearly 70 percent of players who have seen action for TCU this season are freshmen or sophomores.
*TCU is fifth nationally with 16 players making their first career starts this season.
*True freshman defensive end Devonte Fields tops the Big 12 in tackles for loss (14) and sacks (8). He ranks in the top 10 nationally in both categories.
*Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin is the first quarterback in TCU history to throw for four touchdowns in back-to-back games.
*True freshman placekicker Jaden Oberkrom set TCU and Big 12 records and was one shy of an NCAA mark with six field goals against Texas Tech.

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