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TCU vs. Oklahoma: Game Thread and 3 Things To Look For

TCU heads to Norman a major underdog.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

TCU finishes the 2015 road slate with a trip up to Norman this evening, where they'll face a Sooner team that proves with each and every week that their loss to Texas was an inexplicable fluke.

TCU will be without both Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson on the field for the first time since 2011. It's a heartbreaking end to what were two fantastic careers at the collegiate level.

But with that said, there's still a chance that the Frogs come away with a win. A slim one, sure, but a chance none the less.

Here are three things to look for.

Foster Sawyer's Composure

It's not often a redshirt freshman gets forced into action because of an injury to a starter. Oh, wait, that's how Trevone Boykin's career started?

Unlike Boykin, however, Sawyer does not have the luxury of having his first start in the friendly confines of Amon G. Carter Stadium. Instead, he'll take the field in front of 100,000 insane Oklahoman's who are all screaming and going nuts. How he maintains his composure is critical to TCU having success on the offensive side of the ball. Even if TCU relies on the run, they'll need Sawyer to complete the passes he throws in order to have a chance at an upset.

Aaron Green's Workload

Green had 30 carries against Kansas for 177 yards. Oklahoma's run defense is far superior to the Jayhawks, but it's likely that Green will get close to the same amount of touches tonight. He'll have to be effective, so that TCU can run clock and shorten the game, and also to keep Baker Mayfield and Co. off the field. Which leads to point No. 3.

The Defense Must Show Up

Oklahoma's dynamic offense has gotten stronger as the season has progressed, with Baker Mayfield becoming a legitimate Heisman contender and a two-headed monster in the backfield in Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. If TCU's defense can't slow the Sooners down, they're in for a long, long night.