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TCU News: Can the Frogs do something to OU that hasn’t been done in nearly two decades?

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Oklahoma hasn’t lost consecutive regular-season games this century. TCU can change that. | The Star-Telegram

Seems promising.

The Frogs lost one of their best defenders when strong safety Innis Gaines exited the Texas Tech game with a left leg injury. Patterson revealed Gaines won’t be available for this game, and is likely out the rest of the season.

Oklahoma is not an offense you want to face with young, inexperienced replacements. Murray is having a standout season, and is ready to rebound in a big way following the loss to Texas.

Murray is the Big 12’s most efficient passer with 21 touchdowns and only three interceptions, and he’s completed 71 percent of his passes (96-for-135) for 1,773 yards. The first-round MLB draft pick is also a threat with his legs, running for another 377 yards and five TDs.

Murray will look to take advantage of a secondary that has been hit with injuries.

Oklahoma vs. TCU: 3 players to watch, 2 big questions, 1 wild prediction | NewsOK

Um, buddy... did you see what Tech did to TCU’s “offense”. You aren’t that wild.

1 Wild Prediction

Oklahoma will hold TCU under 300 yards of offense. The Horned Frogs are coming off a 14-point output against Texas Tech, and the week before that TCU mustered just 299 yards against Iowa State. But it would still be wild if Oklahoma’s defense showed that much improvement in the first game of the post-Stoops era. After all, the Sooners are allowing 480 yards per game in conference play.

TCU’s Hollins grew up with ‘kids in jail right now for murder.’ Now he’s living out a dream | The Star-Telegram

I hate how this team plays sometimes, but I really do love these kids.

The Sooners have struggled defensively, particularly in the red zone (where opponents are a perfect 21-for-21 in turning those trips into scores), but have changed coordinators. OU is looking to get back on track against a turnover-prone TCU offense.

“Oklahoma is a great team,” Kellton said. “We all know who they are. We have to play our style of football going against a great defense.

“It doesn’t matter if an NFL or a high school team is in front of us. We’ll just play our style of football.”

Oklahoma Football vs. TCU: Game preview, predictions, and storylines | Crimson and Cream Machine

The new-look defense could have a field day against a Frogs’ o that has been awful.

As Oklahoma faces TCU this Saturday, their defense will look to rebound after an embarrassing performance against Texas in a 48-45 loss a couple weeks ago. Although Mike Stoops is now gone, the Oklahoma defense has a lot to prove going forward with interim DC Ruffin McNeill now calling the shots.

On the TCU side, the problem is much more offense than defense. QB Shawn Robinson has struggled to find rhythm for most of the season so far. Since hanging with Ohio State in the first half of their Week 3 matchup, TCU has been stagnant offensively. They will be looking to turn things around on that side of the ball Saturday. Luckily for Shawn Robinson, the Oklahoma defense has a bad habit for making opposing QB’s look like Heisman contenders. We will see if that happens again on Saturday at Amon G. Carter stadium.