Here’s everything you need to know about the Big 12 showdown between Oklahoma and TCU, including how to bet and watch online.
TCU took a loss on the chin at home against Texas Tech team who is liable to score points at a high volume 17-14. Their defense will have to matchup against another high powered and efficient offense when they go up against the Sooners.
Oklahoma is fresh of their bye week and they surely needed it after the heartbreaking loss to Texas. Oklahoma has one of the best offenses in the country and they don’t shy away from what they do, averaging 315 yards through the air and are ranked 17th in the county in total offense. All of this comes on the arm and legs of Kyler Murray who leads the team in passing with 1,746 yards and rushing yards with 377.
They have a good running back in Trey Sermon who splits running attempts with Murray, he has 348 yards on the ground. They have a great receiving core led by star wideout Hollywood Brown who has 33 receptions and 675 yards both leading statistics on the team. The defense has a lot of questions to answer after the firing of Mike Stoops. Ruffin McNeill will be taking over Stoops position and in the past, McNeill has done this before and has done this effectively at his stop at Texas Tech back when he took one of the worst defenses in the country and turned them into an efficient one under Mike Leach.
TCU hasn’t lived up to the hyped coming into the season and the roles have reversed a little bit. The Horned Frog defense is outplaying the offense, The defense is ranked 16th in the nation in total defense and 12th in defensive efficiency. They can also rush the Quarterback, as a team they have 17 sacks on the year.
In conference play game the offense has not look that impressive averaging close to 16 points per game the last three games. TCU’s offense ranks 75th in total offense and offensive efficiency. Quarterback Shawn Robinson has thrown for 1,313 yards with a 61 percent completion percentage but has struggled mightily in recent weeks. Leading rusher Darius Anderson has 355 yards on the ground on 65 carries but hasn’t found much running room since Ohio State in Week 3.
In this game, the key matchup people should take a good look is Oklahoma’s receivers and how they can exploit the TCU secondary. Expect Murray to have a big day connecting with his array of weapons on the perimeter.
How to watch and bet on Oklahoma- TCU
Date: Saturday, Oct 20
Start Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium
TV Info: ABC
Odds: – 9 Oklahoma
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Prediction: Oklahoma has no trouble against TCU as Murray has a big day to boost his Heisman candidacy as the Sooners not only win but win big and cover the nine-point spread with relative ease.
Oklahoma 42, TCU 14