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Game Week #5: TCU at Oklahoma

ITS GAMEWEEK! This Saturday night, TCU will head to Oklahoma to face the undefeated Sooners in primetime on FOX. And with the line only being at 10/11 in favor of the Sooners, Vegas clearly thinks we have a chance... do we?


TCU (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) at No. 11/10 Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

Date (Time) Saturday, Oct. 5 (6 p.m. CDT)
Location Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (82,000) | Norman, Okla.
TV Talent
Gus Johnson (PBP), Charles Davis (color), Kristina Pink (sideline) 
Radio Listing WBAP 820 AM and 96.7 FM, KTCU 88.7 FM
Spanish Radio AM 1270 Univision Radio
Listen Online Listen Live
Radio Talent Brian Estridge (PBP), John Denton (color)
Landry Burdine (sideline)
Spanish Radio Talent Miguel Cruz (PBP), Elvis Gallegos (color)
Game Notes TCU Game Notes
Gameday Central Gameday Central
Multimedia Watch Tuesday News Conference

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*TCU begins a stretch of seven consecutive weeks with Big 12 games when it travels to No. 11/10 Oklahoma for a Saturday 6 p.m. contest on FOX.
*After closing the regular season last year with the Sooners, the Horned Frogs are playing Oklahoma for the second time in three Big 12 games.
*The Horned Frogs are playing their third top-25 opponent in five games this season.
*As TCU's head coach, Gary Patterson is 14-11 against ranked opponents. He is 6-6 versus top-10 teams.
*Patterson is 1-2 as a head coach versus Oklahoma. The Horned Frogs won 17-10 in Norman in the 2005 season opener before a 35-10 loss at OU in 2008. The Sooners' 24-17 win last year marked their first appearance in Fort Worth since 1998.
*With the 17-10 win in Norman in 2005, TCU gave Oklahoma one of its four home losses since 2001.
*The 2005 victory over the No. 5 Sooners began a stretch that has seen TCU go 4-2 in its last six games versus top-five opponents.


*Oklahoma holds an 8-4 series lead over TCU.
*The Horned Frogs are 3-2 in Norman versus the Sooners, 1-5 in Fort Worth and 0-1 in Oklahoma City.
*The first game in the series was in OKC in 1944 with the Sooners winning 34-19.
*In the last game between TCU and Oklahoma in Norman, the second-ranked Sooners jumped out to a 21-3 lead after the first quarter en route to a 35-10 victory on Sept. 27, 2008.
*TCU's 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in 2005 was, at the time, its first victory over an opponent ranked that high since a 6-0 decision at No. 1 Texas in 1961.


*TCU has two Oklahoma natives in sophomore offensive guard Jamelle Naff (Dell City) and sophomore starting defensive tackle Davion Pierson (Oklahoma City; Millwood High School).
*Naff is in a second-team position at left guard. He has played in all four games this season.
*Pierson is in his second year as a starter. He has played in all 17 games the last two seasons with 15 starts.


*TCU is 4-2 on the road in Big 12 games, including a 4-1 mark in its debut campaign last season.
*The Horned Frogs have won 16 of their last 18 conference road games.
*Since 2009, TCU is 20-3 in road contests.
*TCU's 24-6 record (.800) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the third-best mark nationally.


*TCU has just 10 scholarship seniors on this year's roster.
*Nearly 40 percent of players who have seen action for TCU this season are sophomores.
*The Horned Frogs have the nation's longest streak (10 games) for holding an opponent to a less than 60 percent completion percentage.
*The Horned Frogs top the Big 12 in sacks (15) while ranking fifth nationally at 3.75 per game. TCU is also No. 1 in the conference and No. 5 in the country in interceptions (nine).
*TCU has allowed a total of 59 rushing yards in its last two games.
*TCU is the lone school in the nation to rank in the top 10 in kickoff return average (31.2 yards) and punt returns (20.1 yards).
*Since the start of the 2012 season, TCU All-America cornerback Jason Verrett leads the nation in passes defended (29).
*Tailback B.J. Catalon is one of just two players (Tre Mason, Auburn) in the nation to have a rushing touchdown and kickoff return for a touchdown this season.
*Quarterback Trevone Boykin is one of just four sophomores nationally with at least 2,000 career yards passing and 500 yards rushing.