I am fighting back against the bots with asterisks in the title, in case you were wondering if that was a typo. Now we get ready to fight back against a Sooners’ squad riding high after beating Baylor. Here’s what you need to know:
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Norman, Okla.
Venue: Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (80,126)Series Record: Oklahoma leads 14-5
Last Meeting: Oklahoma won 52-27 (2018)
Talent: Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, Sirius 113, XM 200, KTCU 88.7 FM
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM
Talent: Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos
ABOUT THE GAME
• TCU closes its stretch of five out of seven games on the road when it travels to Norman to face Oklahoma on Saturday at 7 p.m.
• A win would make the Horned Frogs bowl eligible for the 17th time in Gary Patterson’s 19 seasons as head coach.
• Four of the Horned Frogs’ five losses this season have been by seven points or less.
• TCU’s 41 road wins since 2009 are tied for third nationally. The Horned Frogs are 41-18 (.695) in that stretch.
• TCU is No. 1 in the Big 12 in total defense (328.8 yards per game) while ranking in a tie for second in the nation with five true freshmen who have started on that side of the ball.
• With wins over Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas, TCU is looking to continue a trend of all its Big 12 victories this season coming over teams it lost to last year.
• Dating back to a 37-33 home win over No. 3 Oklahoma in 2014, TCU is 5-6 in its last 11 games versus top-10 ranked teams.
• Oklahoma holds a 14-5 series lead over TCU.
• The Horned Frogs are 3-5 versus the Sooners in Norman, 2-7 in Fort Worth, 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’ victory 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.
• Before games the last two seasons, the first five meetings (2012-16) between TCU and Oklahoma as Big 12 rivals saw each contest decided by seven points or less.
• 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 outside receivers coach Malcolm Kelly was a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection and a 2005 Freshman All-American at Oklahoma. He totaled 144 receptions for 2,285 yards and 21 touchdowns in just three seasons. When he left Norman, Kelly ranked second all-time at Oklahoma with his 21 touchdown catches and nine career 100-yard receiving games. He tied a school record with 11 receptions as a sophomore versus Texas Tech in 2006.
HORNED FROGS TO WATCH
• Linebacker Garret Wallow ranks second in the Big 12 and in a tie for 15th nationally with his team-best 97 tackles, including 13.0 for loss.
• True freshman quarterback Max Duggan had a career-high 398 yards of total offense (323 passing, 75 rushing) in the 33-31 win at Texas Tech.
• Wide receiver Jalen Reagor is tied for second in TCU history with 22 career touchdown catches.
• Wide receiver Taye Barber had career-best totals of eight receptions and 137 yards at Texas Tech.
• Safety Trevon Moehrig’s team-best four interceptions are the most by a Horned Frog since 2016 (Nick Orr, 4).
• Place-kicker Jonathan Song, who had four field goals at Texas Tech, is 21-of-22 on the season. He ranks third nationally with 2.1 field goals per game and is No. 1 in TCU history and third among active kickers in the FBS in career field-goal percentage at 90.2 (37-of-41).