Oklahoma vs TCU: Oklahoma Soners had a week to consider their devastating losses in Texas, but they returned to the top ten in football at college, and now they will go to Fort Worth to accept TCU on Saturday as week 8 College football schedule.
Event: College Football
Team: Oklahoma vs TCU
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Oklahoma and TCU were the class of the Big 12 last season and met in the conference’s first title game since realignment in 2010, but both have some work to do over the next month in order to make it happen again in 2018. A pair of conference heavyweights coming off three-point losses hope to avoid falling further behind in the conference race Saturday when the 10th-ranked Sooners visit the Horned Frogs.
The Sooners are averaging 8.9 yards per play – a mark that would break the FBS record they set last year (8.3) – and are led by Kyler Murray, who has posted a league-best 227.8 passer rating (second in the country) and ranks sixth in the conference with 377 rushing yards.
KaVontae Turpin moved into eighth place on the school’s all-time receptions list with 140 after posting six catches against Texas Tech; he needs eight more to move into sole possession of seventh place. Sophomore Jalen Reagor boasts a team-high 37 receptions.
As Oklahoma faces TCU this Saturday, their defense will look to rebound after an embarrassing performance against Texas in a 48-45 loss a couple weeks ago. Although Mike Stoops is now gone, the Oklahoma defense has a lot to prove going forward with interim DC Ruffin McNeill now calling the shots.
On the TCU side, the problem is much more offense than defense. QB Shawn Robinson has struggled to find rhythm for most of the season so far. Since hanging with Ohio State in the first half of their Week 3 matchup, TCU has been stagnant offensively. They will be looking to turn things around on that side of the ball Saturday. Luckily for Shawn Robinson, the Oklahoma defense has a bad habit for making opposing QB’s look like Heisman contenders. We will see if that happens again on Saturday at Amon G. Carter stadium.