Saturday's game between No. 5 Baylor and No. 9 TCU will be the first AP top-10 showdown in Waco since 1956 and only the third all-time.
After winning three straight road games and watching numerous other top teams fall, the Bears return home Saturday as the country’s No. 5 team. They’re even higher in the USA Today coaches poll at No. 3.
Gary Patterson’s squad held off the Sooners for a 37-33 victory in Fort Worth, and plenty of college football fans around the country got a good taste of what TCU brings to the field.
With all due respect to Big Tex, Fletcher's Corny Dogs and the boundless tradition of the Red River Rivalry, Saturday's biggest game in the Big 12 will take place down Interstate 35 at McLane Stadium in Waco.
Ultimately, it was a strong defense and the improved play of quarterbackthat made the difference for the Frogs. Boykin has progressed so much over his previous seasons that he looks like an entirely different player. He still completed just over 50% of his passes, but he outplayed , and that's what mattered.
TCU could run with, stand up to, and push Oklahoma. These are not your Rose Bowl TCU Horned Frogs, and they are not as smart as that team, but they have players who can compete with the biggest and best of the Big 12.
When TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee hauled in his first career touchdown pass in the 2014 season opener against Samford, he admits that was the moment when he felt like he had arrived.
In a 37-33 upset of Oklahoma, Boykin established himself as a bona fide star quarterback in the Big 12.
"Am I really excited? Do I want to go out and scream? Yeah," he said. "Yeah, I do. It may be somewhere where nobody sees me, I might. Kind of like I did at the Rose Bowl — I got away from everybody; they don’t need me to act that way."
In the minutes after the Horned Frogs pulled off a 37-33 victory over the eight-time Big 12 champion Sooners, with TCU fans still scattered on the field celebrating outside, Patterson delivered that reminder to his players in the locker room.
Good news for the Big 12. The conference seems more likely than ever at landing a team in the new College Football Playoff. That seems funny after the league's marquee school, OU, lost at TCU.
Let’s get this out of the way — Texas’ Tyrone Swoopes isn’t the player that TCU’s Trevone Boykin is, right now at least.
Oklahoma averaged a season-low 3.9 yards per carry in the loss to TCU. The average came despite quarterback Trevor Knight being a much bigger factor in the running game. Knight rushed for 61 yards and averaged 4.7 yards per carry.