Texas Christian University gave the Oklahoma Sooners all they could handle on Saturday night, but the Sooners found a way to pull out a win 20-17. Sooners quarterback Blake Bell was efficient, but not spectacular, in his handling of the offense. He was 20-31 for 152 yards and a very important 0 interceptions. As a matter of fact, both teams played a relatively ‘clean’ game as neither team committed a turnover and both teams only totaled 60 yards in penalties.
The difference on the day was Oklahoma’s running game. The Sooners notched 194 yards of total rushing, compared to just 44 yards for the Horned Frogs of TCU.
TCU scored a late touchdown to bring the game within a field goal but with only 2:26 remaining on the clock, they could not get the stop that they needed to get the ball back and potentially kick a game tying field goal.
Oklahoma improves to 5-0 on the season and have won both of their games in the Big 12 this year. TCU falls to 2-3 and is still winless in Big 12 action. The Sooners face arch-rival Texas next weekend in their annual Red River Rivalry game that will be played at the Cotton Bowl. Texas is 3-2 and coming off a squeaker of a win against lowly Iowa St, but as the old saying goes, you can throw the records out the window when these two teams get together (sorry, I couldn’t resist).