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TCU News: Matt Campbell breaks down OU v TCU, Shooting incident on campus appears resolved

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A shuttle driver involved in a road rage incident caused the campus to go into lockdown early Tuesday morning.

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Road rage shooting between TCU shuttle drivers spurs campus lockdown | WFAA

It appears, at the time of publish, that there are no injuries. For that, we are thankful.

Fort Worth PD says the incident stemmed from two Roadrunner Shuttle drivers getting into an argument near the TCU campus. One driver fired a gun at the other but missed. The driver then rammed his shuttle into the other driver's shuttle.

The suspect took off from the scene and police are actively searching for him. TCU says the suspect is driving shuttle #24171. If you see this shuttle, you're asked to call (817) 257-7777 or 911.

There is no word yet on injuries. Police say Roadrunner is a shuttle service used by the university. It's not clear yet if students were on board.


TCU vs. Oklahoma: A scouting report from the coach who beat both | The Star-Telegram

This is a great read, as Matt Campbell does an excellent job of breaking down OU and TCU ahead of Saturday’s matchup.

Oklahoma statistically has the best offense in the nation. The Frogs are ranked sixth in the nation defensively, and no one stops the run better than TCU, which has made running the ball as difficult as avoiding the IRS. Not happening.

“Their front seven and [coach Gary Patterson’s] ability to consistently find an extra hat in the running game, and in the passing consistently changing up coverages … it’s really impressive,” Campbell said. “They take away tendencies you have. They do as good a job as anybody in the country doing that.”

Now it’s TCU’s turn to try to slam brakes on Sooners’ high-octane offense | My Statesman

Unstoppable force vs immovable object? AKA GP vs Baker Mayfield.

There will be two major themes.

Will the TCU defense, which ranks sixth nationally, be able to thwart Mayfield and his offensive teammates? The Frogs already have successfully faced three of the top offenses in the country in No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 7 West Virginia and No. 10 SMU.

And will TCU be able to expose the Sooners defense like so many previous teams have this season? The Cowboys gutted OU for 52 points and 661 yards. Oklahoma’s defense ranks 87th nationally, allowing 413.1 yards per game. The Sooners are only fifth best in the Big 12.

Mayfield Has Request For OU Fans Ahead Of TCU Matchup | News On 6

So, let them start loud - and then shut them up.

"I got one last thing,” he said. “Being it one of the last home games we have and it's important for our college football playoff run, I'm gonna call out our fans. It's going to be important for us. It's a 7 o'clock game, a night game. I don't want to hear any talk about the 2008 Texas Tech game; this needs to be the new talk for the future. This crowd needs to be going. We give it our all, week in and week out; I expect the fans to be the same for me this Saturday."

Head coach Lincoln Riley said, "The fans are going to be important. Fans can have just a big impact on the game. I realize we have to do something to get them excited too, but hopefully, this time has done that over the last several weeks."

Against TCU, Oklahoma's burgeoning ground attack faces biggest test | Norman Transcript

The trenches will be a battle all four quarters.

OU (8-1, 5-1) boasts the Big 12’s top rushing attack at 213.2 yards per game, and has toiled to get there. Abdul Adams, Trey Sermon and Rodney Anderson — all with more than 470 yards on the year — came into the season with little experience.

The three running backs have see-sawed back and forth in the starting lineup, each one making at least two starts. Anderson, the least likely candidate after back-to-back season-ending injuries, has emerged as the most consistent with three consecutive 100-yard games.

That burgeoning group must try to dent TCU’s defensive front after one of its poorest outputs in recent weeks. OU totaled 187 rushing yards on 40 carries (4.6 per carry) against OSU.