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How to Watch: TCU Football at Oklahoma

We hit the road, again, looking to do something that hasn’t happened since 2005.

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GAME 6: at No. 4 Oklahoma

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Norman, Okla. (Oklahoma Memorial Stadium)

SERIES RECORD: Oklahoma leads, 16-5

LAST MEETING: Oklahoma won, 33-14 (2020)

TV: ABC (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe)

RADIO: WBAP 820 AM, Sirius 119, XM 200 (Brian Estridge, John Denton, J.W. Wilson)

SPANISH RADIO: Zona MX 99.1 FM (Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos)

ABOUT THE GAME

• After opening a season with four consecutive home games for just the second time in its history, TCU is on the road for a second consecutive week as it makes the short trek up I-35 to face No. 4 Oklahoma on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on ABC.

• TCU has won five of its last 11 games versus top-five opponents with only two of those contests at home.

• Since TCU began Big 12 play in 2012, six of its nine regular-season games versus Oklahoma have been decided by seven points or less.

Zach Evans is the first Horned Frog since 2002 with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games.

Kendre Miller (7.84) and Evans (7.82) rank first and second nationally among active players in career yards per carry average.

ROAD WARRIORS

• Since 2009, TCU is tied for third nationally with 45 road wins. The Horned Frogs are 45-20 (.692) in that stretch.

• TCU’s 53-26 record (.671) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is seventh-best nationally.

• TCU’s 35-19 mark (.648) in conference road games since 2009 is tied for 10th-best in the FBS.• TCU is 23-19 on the road in its Big 12 history.

SERIES HISTORY

• Oklahoma holds a 16-5 series lead over TCU.

• The Horned Frogs are 4-6 versus the Sooners in Norman, 1-8 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.

REMEMBER ME?

• TCU outside receivers coach Malcolm Kelly was a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection and a 2005 Freshman All-American at Oklahoma.

• Kelly 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 21 touchdown catches and nine 100-yard receiving games. He tied a school record with 11 receptions as a sophomore versus Texas Tech in 2006.

TRUE LEADER

• Quarterback Max Duggan has been named one of two Big 12 student-athletes selected to represent the conference in serving on the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee Student-Athlete Connection Group.

• As part of the committee assignment, Duggan will represent the interests of Big 12 football players and college football as a whole.

TCU NOTABLES

• Over the last seven seasons, TCU has the Big 12’s third-best conference record (39-26) and overall mark (61-32).

• TCU is one of just seven programs nationally to finish with an Associated Press Top-10 final ranking in at least three of the last seven seasons (2014, 2015, 2017). The others are Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Penn State.

• TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson, at 21 seasons, is the nation’s second-longest tenured head coach, trailing only Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (23rd year).

• During Patterson’s time at TCU, all other FBS programs in Texas have had at least four head coaches.

• Patterson has released two music singles in which he wrote and provided lead vocals on, “Take A Step Back” and “Game On.”

• TCU’s 34-32 win over Cal improved its record to 8-0 under Patterson against Pac-12 opponents.