Generally when a game is described as “A tale of two halves”, it’s referring to the changes that occur literally at halftime- TCU had been riding a huge wave of great second half performances coming into this game, particularly with the defense not allowing a touchdown in the second half in seven straight games. In this game, however, the half of football was actually the first and third quarters, where OU seized momentum with huge plays on the possession after the opening kickoff of both halves. After holding the Sooners to a field goal on their opening possession, the Frogs had a disastrous first play with Hicks putting the ball on the ground on an outside zone play and getting it returned for a touchdown. In the second half the Frogs received the opening kickoff and went three and out thanks to some curious playcalling, and two plays later the Sooners had a touchdown and a commanding lead that would only grow. While the Frogs battled gamely in the second quarter to make a game of it, the Sooners put up 17-0 quarters in both the first and third quarter to make sure that the Frogs were having to dig out of a hole all day long.
A tough and frustrating loss, but frankly it’s hard to see anyone beating this Oklahoma team when they get to the playoffs this year. Dang.
John Diarse had a good game, though?