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How to Watch: TCU Football at Oklahoma Sooners

The Horned Frogs aim for bowl eligibility in season finale in Norman for last Big 12 battle vs. Oklahoma

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Christian
Brent Venables & Sonny Dykes are set for for a showdown in Norman
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports



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  • TCU will look to become bowl eligible when it plays at No. 14 Oklahoma on Friday at 11 a.m. on FOX.
  • The Horned Frogs had four touchdowns of at least 62 yards in a 55-24 win over the Sooners last season. TCU totaled 668 yards of offense, including 479 in the first half to build a 41-17 halftime lead.
  • The victory made TCU’s Sonny Dykes 1-0 as a head coach against Oklahoma.
  • At TCU, Dykes is 6-3 versus ranked opponents. 4The Horned Frogs are 7-3 in road games under Dykes.
  • It has taken Dykes just 26 games to reach 18 wins at TCU. Only Francis A. Schmidt (22, 1929-30) and two-time national championship head coach Dutch Meyer (22, 1934-35) have reached the mark quicker with the Horned Frogs.
  • TCU has just 26 scholarship players remaining from its 5-7 team in 2021, the year prior to Dykes arriving as head coach. 4With seven home dates and road contests at Houston and Texas Tech, TCU plays nine of its 12 regular-season games in Texas this season.
  • Last year’s Horned Frogs became the first program from the state of Texas to reach the College Football Playoff and first from the Big 12 Conference to play in the CFP National Championship. With its 51-45 semifinal victory over Michigan in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, TCU is one of just seven programs nationally to win a CFP game.


  • Two TCU assistant coaches and a support staff member are former Oklahoma standouts.
  • Assistant Head Coach/Outside Receivers Coach Malcolm Kelly was a two-time First-Team All-Big 12 selection and a 2005 Freshman All-American for the Sooners.
  • 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.
  • Defensive Line Coach JaMarkus McFarland was a four-year letterman at Oklahoma. He earned All-Big 12 honors his senior year in 2012 when he posted a career-high 28 tackles, including 6.0 for loss and 3.0 sacks. He totaled 17.0 TFLs and 7.5 sacks for his career, helping the Sooners to three Big 12 Championships. He was a three-time FirstTeam Academic All-Big 12 recipient.
  • Jonathan Alvarez, who played in 25 games with 16 starts (2014-18) as an offensive lineman for the Sooners, is in his second year as an athletics academic advisor working with the TCU football program.


  • TCU Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Kendal Briles and Oklahoma OC/QB Coach Jeff Lebby are brothers-in-law.
  • Briles’ sister, Staley, is married to Lebby.


  • Oklahoma holds a 17-6 series lead over TCU.
  • The Horned Frogs are 3-7 versus the Sooners in Norman, 3-8 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, its last victory in Norman, was its first triumph over an opponent ranked that high since a 6-0 decision at No. 1 Texas in 1961.


It is forecasted to be a perfect football day in Norman on a bright sunny Friday morning, with kickoff temperature in the upper 40s with wind gusts up to 20 mph.


TCU Depth Chart vs. Oklahoma
Oklahoma Depth Chart vs. OU