Matchup: TCU (3-3, 1-2 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000)
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 13-5
Last Meeting: Oklahoma won 41-17 in 2017 Big 12 Championship Game
Talent: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 105, XM 199
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Elvis GallegosPromotions: - Vouchers for one free Pepsi product per fan will be available at concession stands around the concourse.
ABOUT THE GAME
- TCU closes a three-game homestand when it hosts No. 9 Oklahoma Saturday at 11 a.m.- The Horned Frogs are playing the Sooners for the third time in their past 12 games. The teams met Nov. 11 last season in Norman and again Dec. 2 in the Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington.- Over the last five seasons, Oklahoma (47-12, 32-7) and TCU (43-16, 27-12) have the Big 12’s best overall and conference records.- Dating back to its 37-33 home win over No. 3 Oklahoma in 2014, TCU is 5-5 in its last 10 games versus top-10 ranked teams.- Before last season’s two games, the first five meetings (2012-16) between TCU and Oklahoma as Big 12 rivals saw each game decided by seven points or less.- The Horned Frogs will be playing their seventh consecutive game in Texas to open the season. In addition to Saturday being its fourth home date, TCU had contests in Dallas, Arlington and Austin.- TCU is 38-13 in regular-season games following a loss under Gary Patterson.
PROTECTING THE CARTER
- TCU had an eight-game home winning streak snapped in last week’s 17-14 loss to Texas Tech.
- The Horned Frogs are 84-20 in 18 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
- TCU went 6-0 in Amon G. Carter Stadium last season for its third perfect campaign at home in the last four seasons.
- Oklahoma holds a 13-5 series lead over TCU.
- The Horned Frogs are 2-6 versus the Sooners in Fort Worth, 3-5 in Norman, 0-1 in Oklahoma City and 0-1 in Arlington (2017 Big 12 Championship Game).
- The first game in the series was a 34-19 Sooners’ win in Oklahoma City in 1944.
- TCU’s 17-10 win at No. 5 Oklahoma in the 2005 season opener was its first victory over an opponent ranked that high since a 6-0 decision at No. 1 Texas in 1961. The 10 points by OU marked its fewest in a home game under former head coach Bob Stoops.
- TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley were teammates during the spring and summer of 2003 at Texas Tech. Riley was then a student assistant/offense during Cumbie’s final two seasons (2003-04) as a player for the Red Raiders.
- TCU is one of just five programs nationally to finish in the top 10 of the final polls at least three times in the last four seasons. The others are Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
- Gary Patterson’s 18 seasons as TCU’s head coach are more than the combined tenures of the 11 other FBS head coaches in the state of Texas.
- Under Patterson, TCU has posted seven top-10 finishes and 11 in the top 25. The Horned Frogs have won at least 11 games in 10 of the last 15 seasons.
- Ten of TCU’s 12 regular-season games are in Texas. The Horned Frogs will not leave the state until their first flight of the season Oct. 26 for a game at Kansas. TCU will stay in the same Fort Worth hotel for nine of its 12 games.
- TCU is in the midst of a $100 million premium seating expansion of Amon G. Carter Stadium. Completion will be in time for the 2019 season.
- Other than Texas scoring just 0.3 points above its season mark, TCU has held all its opponents below their season scoring and total offense averages.
- TCU is No. 1 in the Big 12 in total defense, scoring defense, third-down defense, passing defense, passing efficiency defense and red-zone defense.
- TCU limited Texas Tech, the nation’s leader in total offense entering the game at 591.4 yards per game, to 353 yards. The Red Raiders were tied for seventh in scoring in the FBS at 48.4 points per game and were held to 17 points.
- TCU is 111-5 under Patterson when allowing 17 points or less.
- Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Ben Banogu had two sacks as part of a TCU career-high eight tackles against Texas Tech. He has 4.5 sacks and six quarterback hurries on the season.
- Twenty-four of Jalen Reagor’s team-best 37 receptions have been for a first down or touchdown. He topped 1,000 career receiving yards in his 20th game, tied for the fourth-fastest Horned Frog to accomplish the feat in the Patterson era.
- KaVontae Turpin tops the Big 12 and is second in the nation in punt return average at 18.8 yards. He had his fourth career 100-yard receiving game with six catches for 120 yards versus Texas Tech.
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