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Ask the Fans: Sooner Memories

Will this be OU’s final trip to Fort Worth? What’s your favorite TCU-OU moment? Was Baker Mayfield TCU Football’s greatest foil?

Paul Dawson’s interception return was the game winning score over OU in 2014
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TCU has played some great games against the Sooners over the years, even if few have resulted in Horned Frog victories. Then again, few teams in the Big 12 or nationally have stacked up wins vs. OU (except for Kansas State, it turns out). Those classic TCU-OU showdowns have produced some great moments. Which is your favorite for the series?

  1. In one of the signature wins of the earlier years of the Gary Patterson era, TCU went into Norman and knocked off a Top-10 Sooner squad while holding superstar RB Adrian Peterson to 2.9 yards per carry. The game was sealed with a 4th down stop in the final minutes thanks to a Jared Kesler sack of OU QB Paul Thompson
  2. Frog fans knew 2014 was going to be special when a Top-5 OU team came to Fort Worth and Trevone Boykin and company was able to put up points while a star-studded Sooner offense was held at bay. Another game that was sealed with defensive stops - a 4th & inches stuff of Samaje Perine, then in the final seconds a Chucky Hunter sack of Trevor Knight. But a tie game into the 4th Quarter, Knight threw a pass directly into the waiting arms of Paul Dawson who then sprinted 46 yards to the game-winning score. Just bask in the Gus Johnson call and the Brian Estridge call of this all timer
  3. In 2019, TCU again traveled to Norman against a Top-10 opponent, headlined by Alabama transfer QB Jalen Hurts, who performed as a Heisman candidate against the Frogs, with 4 total TDs and 173 yards. Hurts also had two turnovers inside the 5, first being Vernon Scott’s 97-yard pick-six as he stepped in front of CeeDee Lamb and outran Hurts the length of the field for the score. Hurts was on the way to another TD when he met TCU Safety Nook Bradford. Bradford caught Hurts from behind and stole the ball from his hands, maintaining possession for the turnover. TCU took over down four points halfway through the 4th Quarter, with a chance to take the lead...the ensuing Horned Frog drive would gain zero yards resulting in a punt.
  4. Quentin Johnston starred in the 2021 matchup with the Sooners, with 7 receptions for 185 yards and 3 TDs, highlighted by a posterizing catch, as Johnston rose above the defender to pull away the ball in the endzone for a score and demonstrative celebration.


What is your favorite TCU Football moment vs. OU?

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  • 13%
    Kesler 4th down sack seals win - 2005
    (16 votes)
  • 75%
    Paul Dawson Pick Six - 2014
    (87 votes)
  • 5%
    Two Jalen Hurts redzone turnovers - 2019
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    QJ Mosses OU DB for TD - 2021
    (6 votes)
115 votes total Vote Now

Oklahoma has had its fair share of great players and flashy outspoken characters that have captivated fans and frustrated foes. Baker Mayfield was an all-time great Sooner and had a way of getting under opponents’ skin and making opposing fans pull out their hair. Mayfield took delight in handling the Frogs, whether intentionally throwing bullet passes at TCU players during warmup, whining about not getting a TCU scholarship, or on-field exploits including two victories during the 2017 season that kept the Frogs out of the NY6. Even with all that wrestling heel activity, is Baker Mayfield the most disliked TCU Football opposing player?


Which player is the most despised TCU Football villain?

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  • 57%
    Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma
    (69 votes)
  • 28%
    Robert Griffin III - Baylor
    (34 votes)
  • 8%
    Kellen Moore - Boise St.
    (10 votes)
  • 6%
    Rashee Rice - SMU
    (8 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now

Finally, with Oklahoma departing for the never ending lazy river of cash that is the SEC, where they’ll get to play traditional powers like Missouri and Vanderbilt, the Sooners have already announced that they intend to never play the Bedlam match against rival Oklahoma State going forward. Do you think this will be the last time the Sooners will ever ever dare to schedule the Horned Frogs in the future, or could this be their final visit to Amon G. Carter Stadium?


Is this OU’s final trip to Amon G. Carter Stadium?

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  • 43%
    (55 votes)
  • 24%
    No. OU still in B12 for 2024 game
    (31 votes)
  • 12%
    No. OU & TCU will play future non-con games
    (16 votes)
  • 7%
    No. TCU will host OU in a future Playoff game
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    No. OU will play in the Armed Forces Bowl in the future
    (16 votes)
127 votes total Vote Now